L-glutamine is an amino acid essential for recovery after strenuous exercise or critical illness. Following heavy or prolonged exercise it protects muscle tissue and supports muscle growth. Natural Factors Micronized L-Glutamine provides an easier form of glutamine for the body to absorb. It has no taste and mixes easily into water.
Glutamine is required for numerous metabolic and biochemical processes including synthesis of protein and nucleic acids, defence against infection and inflammation, production of the antioxidant glutathione, and recovery from physical trauma, heavy or prolonged exercise, and illness. Increased utilization of glutamine during exercise may lead to a deficiency in the immune cells, resulting in impaired immune defence, impairment of gastrointestinal mucosal integrity, and increased susceptibility to illness and infection.
During prolonged exercise, physical trauma, and surgery the liver and kidneys need more glutamine to produce glucose and maintain their acid-base balance. In the recovery period following exercise, glutamine and other amino acids are required for glucose production and muscle growth, and to prevent protein breakdown. Glutamine naturally boosts the immune system, helping to protect against infection and disease. It helps the gastrointestinal tract’s natural defence response combat a variety of cell stressors by stabilizing the intestinal barrier, strengthening the cells of the immune system, reducing the formation of inflammatory molecules, and promoting phagocytosis to kill invading organisms.
Micronization technology greatly minimizes the particle size, thus allowing your body to more easily break down and absorb the glutamine.
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