What is glutamine?

Glutamine is an amino acid and one of many important building blocks of protein, and therefore our muscles and immune cells.

Who might benefit from taking glutamine?

Glutamine is often used in times of need, with a number of proposed uses of glutamine. It is frequently taken after exercise to try and help increase muscle glycogen deposition, support the immune system and improve muscle fatigue.

Glutamine is a major fuel for the intestines, and as a result, its use in certain gut related issues has been widely discussed.  Digestive inflammation can increase the need for glutamine and it is commonly recommended for those with leaky gut in an attempt to help repair the integrity of the cells found here.

So where can you get glutamine from in nature?

Great sources include:

  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Nuts
  • Beans
  • Green leafy vegetables such as spinach and parsley