Glutamine is an important amino acid. L-glutamine is the form found in foods, supplements and the human body. It is part of the proteins in your body and involved in immune function and intestinal health.
L-glutamine may help with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and "Leaky Gut". Tissues in the intestine use this amino acid as a fuel source to function well. L-glutamine also appears to have a role in maintaining proper barriers within the intestine.
It Is Important for the Immune System
Glutamine plays an important role in immune function. However, during illness or injury, the body may not be able to produce enough of it. Glutamine supplements may help improve immune function and preserve protein stores in the body.
It Plays a Role in Intestinal Health
Your intestines are a major part of your immune system. Glutamine is an energy source for intestinal and immune cells. It also helps maintain the barrier between the intestines and the rest of your body and aids with proper growth of intestinal cells.
Effects on Muscle Gain and Exercise Performance
Glutamine may reduce fatigue or decrease muscle soreness during and after exercise.
Note: This does not constitute medical advice, always consult your GP if you are concerned about your health.