10 Proven L-Glutamine Benefits

10 Proven L-Glutamine Benefits

New research is now showing L-glutamine benefits the body in the following ways:

  1. Improves gastrointestinal health because it is a vital nutrient for the intestines to rebuild and repair (1)
  2. Helps heal ulcers and leaky gut by acting as a band-aid for protection from further damage (2)
  3. Is an essential neurotransmitter in the brain and helps with memory, focus and concentration (3)
  4. L-glutamine improves IBS and diarrhea by balancing mucus production which results in healthy bowel movements (4)
  5. Promotes muscle growth and decreases muscle wasting (5)
  6. Improves athletic performance and recovery from endurance exercise (6)
  7. Improves metabolism and cellular detoxification (7)
  8. Curbs cravings for sugar and alcohol (8)
  9. Fights cancer
  10. Improves diabetes and blood sugar

L-Glutamine Dosage and Supplements

Although the effects of excess glutamine rarely causes problems, if you are taking glutamine long term it is a good idea to also supplement with B vitamins especially vitamin B12, as this controls glutamine buildup in the body.

The recommended glutamine dose for weight trainers or power athletes should be 10 grams daily of L-glutamine powder taken before and after a workout.  This is usually consumed within the servings of a protein shakes, as L-glutamine is often an active ingredient along with other amino acids.

If you are looking to improve digestive health and heal leaky gut it is recommended you take 5 grams of glutamine powder 2x daily with meals.

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