Glutamine – the history and the benefits

Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the human body. Because recovery is at the forefront of every athlete’s mind when it comes to striving to reach their potential, DY Nutrition’s The Glutamine improves the body’s biochemical functions and recovery time. Combined with beta-glucan, The Glutamine strengthens the immune system and the body’s natural defense systems.

Glutamine represents 50% of the total amount of amino acids in the human body. It is responsible for many essential functions and plays a role in diverse biochemical functions.

Glutamine is a non-essential and conditionally essential amino acid, which means that the body can usually synthesize sufficient amounts of it, but in instances of physical stress the body’s demand for Glutamine increases, and so it needs to be supplemented.

Glutamine facilitates the development of a multitude of chemicals which contribute to the wellbeing of the entire body. In the kidneys, Glutamine is turned into Citrulline. Once Citrulline enters the circulatory system, it is turned into Arginine, which is then transformed into Nitric Oxide. The importance of Nitric Oxide is that it expands the blood vessels, thus increasing blood flow and the speed with which nutrients can reach energy-depleted cells.

Thus, Glutamine improves recovery time for athletes that train consistently to achieve world-class results.

Glutamine in bodybuilding

The debut of Glutamine in bodybuilding is attributed to a physician named Scott Connelly. In the early 90s, he had been working with hospitalized catabolic patients for which he intended to find a solution that would prevent excessive protein loss.

Connelly created a food supplement which would prevent lean mass loss and the most important ingredient in the supplement was Glutamine. As the tests proved, it was very effective.

Influenced by the fact that he was a fitness enthusiast, Connelly had the idea to use Glutamine as a bodybuilding supplement.

Once the secret ingredient was discovered, most of the bodybuilding products integrated Glutamine in their recipe and made the amino acid well-known all around the world.

Glutamine key benefits

Glutamine is considered to be an incredible amino acid with powerful properties, such as being anti-catabolic in the muscle tissue and promoting muscle protein synthesis. Glutamine is shown to be extraordinarily effective in replenishing exhausted glycogen after strenuous physical exercise.

Moreover, compared to carbs, Glutamine doesn’t promote insulin release, meaning that it’s an excellent alternative for those who are dieting to lose fat.

Other advantages of Glutamine are cell hydration (intracellular water specifically) which promotes muscular growth, interference in cortisol and myostatin activity which are an impediment for muscular development and supporting glutathione production.

Glutamine – Fat loss with Type-2 Diabetes

Type-2 diabetes is responsible for 1.7 percent of the total deaths in the world. Causes for this epidemic are a series of factors which intertwined represent a great risk for health, such as sedentary behavior, poor diets, and the absence of physical activity. At the same time, all these factors promote fat gain.

In a study, researches found out that Glutamine increases the total lean mass and reduces the overall fat tissues in the body. Insulin effectiveness increased, but the total insulin production did not. Authors of the study believe that the benefits come from the loss of fat that Glutamine  had an important contribution in achieving.

Glutamine is good for your body

Glutamine can certainly offer great advantages, as listed above. If used properly, by athletes who train intensely, by bodybuilders who are on the edge of overtraining, or by those on a low carb diet, Glutamine will yield decisive outcomes.

And so the end result is simple: force muscle adaptation, train with higher intensity, more frequently, and recover more effectively than ever before when The Glutamine has your back.

Dorian Yates: GLUTAMINE ….essential supplement for anyone interested in health or performance….Digestive health, immune function, recovery, fat loss, muscle building ….the list of proven benefits are huge…. I take 20g daily

Posted by Tom Jenkins