people involved in bodybuilding know that proper nutrition and
supplementation are important for best results. Protein is one
of the most talked-about subjects at the gym as compared to creatine,
fish oil, weight gainer and glutamine but in this article, we'll
discuss about glutamine.
is the most abundant amino acid found in the bloodstream of the
human body. It is considered a non-essential amino acid meaning
you don't need to get it from foods or supplements as it can be
synthethized by your own body but depending on certain situations,
it can become a "conditionally essential amino acid"
notably under catabolic stress such as intense exercise. Under
extreme physical stress, you will be overusing your skeletal muscles
and this is where most of the glutamine in your body are stored.
this occurs, your demand for glutamine will surpass your body's
capability to produce it resulting in glutamine depletion. This
is where eating foods high in glutamine or taking glutamine supplements
will help restore your glutamine levels. Sources of glutamine
include but not limited to poultry, beef, milk, cheese, yogurt,
raw spinach, cabbage. To resume, although glutamine is not directly
responsible for building muscle mass, it is good for bodybuilding
can prevent muscle breakdown and muscle catabolism.
can speed muscle recovery and reduce muscle soreness. Most whey
protein powders contain some glutamine but it's usually not enough,
so add 5-10 grams of glutamine in your post workout whey protein
shake to increase protein synthesis and absorption rate to a certain
extent and induce anabolic activity.
can stimulate your metabolism by regulating blood glucose levels
and can also be converted to glucose or energy when needed.
can boost your immune, nervous and digestive system. Having a
weak immune system makes you prone to infections easier as well
as slow recovery from injuries. Bodybuilding is a discipline which
puts you at risk of injuries so if by misfortune you get injured,
you can definitely heal faster if your glutamine intake is high
can also inhibit cravings for alcohol and sugar so it can definitely
detract bodybuilders from getting away from their goals.
notably in the form of L-Glutamine is usually available in powder,
tablet or capsule form either as an individual supplement or part
of a protein supplement.
After research, here are some of the best glutamine powder supplements
on the market.
(1) Optimum Nutrition Glutamine Powder, 1000g
(2) MET-Rx L-Glutamine Diet Supplement Powder,
2.2 Lbs 1000 Gram
Glutamine | AMRAP Nutrition - Pure Free Form L-Glutamine Amino
Acid Powder, From USA
Nutricost L-Glutamine Powder [500 G] - Pure L Glutamine - 5000mg
per Serving - 1.1 Pounds - 100 Servings
NutraBio 100% Pure L-Glutamine Powder - 500 Grams - HPLC Tested,
Micronized, Unflavored, No Additives or Fillers, GMP. Post
Nutrafx L- Glutamine Powder 300 g | Replenish Muscle Glutamine
Levels | Powerful Anti-Catabolism | Best Bodybuilding Supplement
L-Glutamine Powder | 300 Grams | 5000 mg L-Glutamine USP | Free
of Common Allergens | Seeking Health
NOW Foods L-Glutamine Pure Powder, 1-Pound
Hard Rhino L-Glutamine Powder, 500 Grams
Jarrow Formulas L-Glutamine Powder, Supports Muscle Tissue, 2
g per serving, 1000 g
BSN GLUTAMINE DNA - 60 servings