Why is L-Glutamine (Glutamine for simplicity’s sake) so popular in the sports nutrition industry? Why is it so success as a recovery agent after any kind of trauma including post-surgery recovery?
WHAT IS L-GLUTAMINE?
To begin with, Glutamine is one of the 20 amino acids and is the most abundant amino acid in the human body. It is second only to glucose as the primary cellular energy source. The body can synthesize this amino acid from scratch, but this rate of synthesis is limited: when the body is going through physical activity, as in sports training, or when it is stressed due to some trauma. One of the prime roles of Glutamine is the same as for any other amino acid; it is the building block of proteins.
But there are a few other qualities that make it very unique on its own. Continue reading