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Benefits of L Glutamine

What is L-glutamine diet. What foods can i supplement it for
(August 4, 2011)

When the body is unable to recover due to repetitive injuries or stress to the muscles, a glutamine diet is recommended. L Glutamine or glutamine is an amino acid that is produced by the body. Like any amino acids, it acts as a building block for muscles in the body. It is one of the few acids that can be directly absorbed by the brain, therefore breaching the blood barrier. It is present in the body as glutamate or glutamic acid.

A glutamine diet includes foods high in glutamine and food supplements with added glutamine. Foods rich in glutamine include dairy, meat and eggs along with vegetables like cabbage, beets, celery, kale, Brussels sprouts, spinach and carrots. Even fruits like papaya are high in glutamine. This is also available in capsule or powder form which can be taken to supplement natural foods. Peptide bonds are often used along with amino acids as these supplements are easily absorbed.
Submitted by N on August 4, 2011 at 06:28


Is L-glutamine safe?

L-Glutamine is an amino acid that is used in the preparation of a number of foods. Glutamine is considered to be a conditionally essential amino acid because of the body’s inability to mimic its effects, but also require it in certain situations, such as in the case of intensive athletic training. The body when dealing with gastrointestinal disorders also requires it. Before getting into the details of l-glutamine health benefits, it is important to talk about the question a number of people tend to have on their mind: ‘is glutamine safe?’ Studies have shown that, when consumed in proper quantities, l-glutamine shows absolutely no side effects at all. The only time the substance is likely to cause a reaction is in the case of gross overdose, and even the, the impact is limited to an upset stomach.

With regards to l-glutamine effectiveness and l-glutamine effects, there are a number of beneficial roles that the substance plays in the body. For instance, L-glutamine is responsible for being linked with protein synthesis – playing an active role in preventing your body from being catabolized while providing glutamine for other cells within the body. Moreover, it also helps in cell volume and hydration – playing a huge role in speeding up recovery and cell repair.
Submitted by N on July 26, 2011 at 05:47


Does L-glutamine help in losing weight?

Studies have shown that there is a relationship between l-glutamine and weight loss and glutamine can have a number of direct and indirect effects on loss of weight. In addition to weight loss, l-glutamine can also benefit overall health, body composition and improve an individual’s fitness level. Glutamine basically helps in weight loss by boosting the body’s metabolism thereby increasing the fat burning capacity of the body.

People generally take l-glutamine supplements before and after work outs to help burn fat faster and also increase the metabolic rate while resting. L-glutamine boosts the secretion of the growth hormone which is an essential fat burner and it also improves muscle recovery which helps in minimizing workout pains and soreness.

Similarly studies and research have also shown the relationship between l-glutamine and weight gain especially in the case of HIV/AIDS patients where weight loss is a big concern. These patients have to be given supplements and appetite stimulants which can help them gain weight. L-glutamine which is an essential amino acid helps in replacing lost protein in AIDS patients and also increases intracellular water which in turn results in weight gain. Even patients suffering from diarrhea benefit from the effects of l-glutamine which helps in stopping diarrhea.

Submitted by N on July 21, 2011 at 05:39


What is good source of l-glutamine in vegan diet?

L-glutamine is an amino acid that is found in the human body. It is the most prevalent amino acid in the human body. The human body produces this amino acid on its own. However, one can always supplement the body’s own production of l-glutamine with some natural source of l-glutamine. A vegan diet is a relatively extreme form of vegetarianism where dairy foods and processed foods are avoided. Vegans suggest that this type of diet is especially good for health and for the environment as well as for animals. Vegetarians avoid meat products, fish products and eggs in any case. Therefore one needs a source of l-glutamine that falls outside this category.

Fortunately, there are some fresh vegetables that can be used to provide the body with l-glutamine. Cabbage, parley, broccoli and spinach are all good sources of l-glutamine that occur naturally. In fact, it has been found that cooking such vegetables may reduce the amount of l-glutamine available for the body to absorb. Therefore, it is recommended that one consume these vegetables in a raw or lightly cooked form. This will provide the body with the necessary nutrients without the individual having to compromise on the fact that he or she is vegan.
Submitted by N on July 14, 2011 at 05:38


What are the benefits of l-glutamine supplements?

Although considered to be an essential amino acid, which means that the body is unable to synthesize the benefits or l-glutamine supplements, it is more accurately considered to be conditionally essential in certain situations. A number of people tend to be wary of l-glutamine supplement side effects, although they are very subliminal. In fact, extensive studies on the substance have shown that it has no side effects and poses absolutely no serious health risks when consumed in appropriate amounts. The only time it poses any kind of threat to your body is in the case that it is consumed in grossly excessive amounts and, even then, all that happens is that your stomach is temporarily upset.

The benefits of l-glutamine supplements are substantial, with the benefits spanning factors such as an improvement in the body’s immune system as well as increase growth hormone levels. Another of the benefits of l-glutamine powder is the fact that it is also known to help considerably with maintenance of cell volume and hydration – thereby playing a vital role in speeding up certain processes in the body such as cell repair and recovery.  Advanced studies have also shown that l-glutamine supplements also go a long way into curing ulcers in the body.
Submitted by N on July 7, 2011 at 05:36


L Glutamine is an amino acid that is found in the body in an extremely large quantity. The primary function of this amino acid is to transfer nitrogen to the body as and when it is needed as well as regulates the amount of nitrogen present in the body. The importance of this factor, that is, to keep the required nitrogen within the body, is that it will enable proper growth and development of muscles. There is a lot of propaganda surrounding the L Glutamine diet, particularly in areas related to body building. It is being touted as the next best kind of diet that will assist in building and developing bulk and muscle mass. What’s more, L Glutamine supplements are also out in the market and are making all sorts of claims as well. However, there is one small detail that is being totally overlooked in this entire process. And this is that there is no scientific or medical evidence backing even a single one of these claims. While there is no doubt that amino acids are an essential component of the food chain that keeps our bodies in good shape, there is no supportive evidence that we need to stock up on any single type of amino acid. L Glutamine has been classified as an essential amino acid for muscular development, but this kind of a highly specialized diet is not really required by the body.

Glutamine is also a product that is not naturally manufactured by the body as a lot of other necessary chemicals are. This makes it essential to determine that there is enough of it going into the body. However, instead of focusing on specific foods that may or may not contain L Glutamine, it is more important to stick to a healthy diet that will ensure you get however much of this nutrient the body needs. You will easily be able to find it in glutamine rich foods such as dairy, most legumes, cabbage, beetroot, eggs, beef, fish and poultry. It can also be found in really small quantities in fermented foods such as fresh curds and whey. Although there are also artificial supplements available for this nutrient, it is not the best idea to take them. These are mostly not easily absorbed by the body and will pass out as bodily waste through the urine. In any and all cases, it is inadvisable to take these supplements without medical supervision.
Submitted by A M on May 26, 2010 at 02:50


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