Glutamine CrossFit Caloundra Sunshine Coast

Glutamine: what is it and what can it do for me?

Struggling with nutrient absorption, gut health, need immune support? Perhaps all of the above?

Eli Butler

What are we looking at?
L-Glutamine is an amino acid commonly found in muscle, over 61% of skeletal muscle is glutamine! Its role in the body is more than noteworthy, playing part in protein metabolism, nutrient absorption, gut and intestinal health as well as immune support. Due to a high nitrogen content glutamine acts as a primary transporter for nitrogen into muscle cells. In regards to gut health, it presents itself as one of the most important nutrients for your intestines and can be used to maintain intestinal and bowl integrity. It will often be used to repair leaky gut syndrome, which will significantly boost your immune system. For those exercising we put our bodies under stress on the daily and maintaining a good immune system is essential for your health and wellbeing.

Why use supplements to boost it?
Glutamine is naturally occurring as spoken about before it is what makes up much of the skeletal muscle in our body, but glutamine can be greatly depleted due to intense training; resulting in decreases in strength, stamina and ultimately recovery. While we cant off set this depletion we can aid in the replenishment of glutamine in the body and supplementation is a great way to do this. In fact, without additional glutamine consumption is can take up to 6 days for levels to return to normal; thus minimizing muscle wastage and boosting protein metabolism and recovery.

What can you expect from its use?
Through increasing available L-Glutamine in the body, you can experience the following:

• Better gut health
• Boost nutrient absorption
• Reduce food sensitivities
• Aid digestion and intestinal health/function
• Boost immunity
• Improved protein metabolism
• Better recovery
• Less muscle wastage
• Bounce back with muscular strength and stamina

Product suggestions:
Consumption of this Amino Acids is most beneficial when consumed daily, irregular intake will limit the potential for continued effectiveness of the benefits listed above. A dose of 5g per day is sufficient to meet these needs, while a higher dose of 20g for a period of 7 days can be assistive in times of irritable gut and bowels or poor health ie sickness. Prolonged high level consumption will yield no better response than that of a 5g dose.

Where to purchase:
At CrossFit Caloundra we stock the high quality brand ATP Science which you can purchase a 500gram bag of Glutamine for just $29.95. We can post to anywhere in Australia.

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