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L- glutamine - not just a band-aid for your gut

L-glutamine is an essential amino acid needed by your body in large amounts. It is the most abundant amino acid in the bloodstream and it makes up to 30-35% of the amino acid nitrogen in your blood.

The most common uses of glutamine powder were to meet the following goals: to lose weight fast, burn fat and build muscle. And while that remains to be the case, science is now showing that L-glutamine benefits are abundant.

There are millions of people struggling with a condition called leaky gut syndrome, which is essentially the cause of autoimmune disease today. Leaky gut can cause thyroid issues like Hashimoto's disease and also contribute to arthritis, skin issues like psoriasis and other serious health issues.

L-glutamine is especially helpful in treating leaky gut syndrome and improving your overall health. This amino acid is a major fuel source for cells of the small intestine and has been shown to heal leaky gut in clinical studies.

New research shows that L-glutamine benefits the body in the following ways:

* Improves gastrointestinal health because it is a vital nutrient for the intestines to rebuild and repair

* Helps heal ulcers and leaky gut by acting as a band-aid for protecting from further damage

* It is an essential neurotransmitter in the brain and helps with memory, focus and concentration

* Improves IBS and diarrhea by balancing mucus production, which results in healthy bowel movements

* Promotes muscle growth and decreases muscle wasting

* Improves athletic performance and recovery from endurance exercise

* Improves metabolism and cellular detoxification

* Curbs craving for sugar and alcohol

* Fights cancer

* Improves diabetes and blood sugar

Nope, not JUST a band-aid !!

A medical study published in 2001 found that L-glutamine benefits the body by regulating IgA immune response. IgA is an antibody that attacks viruses and bad bacteria. It's also associated with food sensitivities and allergies.

Another study published in the journal of Clinical Immunology found that L-glutamine normalizes the effect of the TH2 immune response that stimulates inflammatory cytokines.

The effects of L-glutamine in these studies prove that L-glutamine reduces intestinal inflammation and can help people recover from food sensitivities.

One of L-glutamine's main roles in the body is to support detoxification by cleansing the body from high levels of ammonia. It acts as a buffer and converts excess ammonia into other amino acids, amino sugars, and urea .

On another note..... Doing approximately one hour of exercise can cause a 40% reduction of glutamine in the body. It can also cause suppressed immune function.
This has a negative impact on resistance training and may lead to overtraining syndrome.

Is this similar to PEM, anyone ???

Read more : http://draxe.com/l-glutamine-benefits-side-effects-dosage/

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