FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT
Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 50 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.
L-Glutamine – An Energy Source to Help Build and Maintain Muscle Mass
L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid found in the bloodstream. It can be used in the post-workout recovery process to help manage muscle damage that can occur from intense training. L-Glutamine is considered to be a conditionally essential amino acid, meaning in normal and healthy environments. The body produces enough L-glutamine to stay balanced. However, when the body is stressed, training at a high level, or undernourished, it might not be able to keep production of L-glutamine at the level it needs. During these times additional L-Glutamine needed to help maintain normal levels.
L-Glutamine serves as an energy source to help build and maintain muscle mass and helps inhibit storage of fat. By maintaining healthy levels of L-Glutamine in a body, cells are able to maintain optimal hydration, which protects, muscles and immune system from injury during and after exercise.