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Glutamine or L-glutamine is an amino acid, which means it’s a building block used for creating proteins. Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the blood and other biological fluids and is involved in more metabolic processes than any other amino acid in the body.  Glutamine has many roles, but it’s especially needed when the body is under some form of stress (trauma, toxins, or thoughts) and in need of healing, strengthening, and producing energy.

L-GLUTAMINE health benefits

While it’s naturally produced in the body, requirements can exceed production when the body is under severe stress, as occurs with significant injuries, severe burns, or surgeries. In those cases, the body may begin breaking down proteins in the muscle to release more glutamine into the bloodstream.  

That’s where supplementation may help. Some of the researched benefits of glutamine supplements are the following: 

Glutamine is most famous for its role in gastrointestinal health. It plays a vital role in the integrity of the mucosal lining, reduces inflammation, and promotes intestinal cell growth. It’s the preferred fuel source of the intestinal cells and lymphocytes in the immune system.   

It can also favorably alter the gut bacteria balance by lowering inflammation and encouraging the proliferation of beneficial strains. For example, it’s been shown to reduce the ratio of Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes to closer to balance.  

Finding a good, quality supplement that delivers what it promises on the label isn’t easy. To find our favorite recommendation, visit The Wellness Way store. L-Glutamine bottle

Remember, the Swiss watch of the body’s systems is a delicate balance! For more information, to test your systemic functions, and to discover possible triggers, contact a Wellness Way clinic. We can help you understand how your body is functioning and the best ways to support it! 

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Disclaimer: This content is for educational purposes only. It’s not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your Wellness Way clinic or personal physician, especially if currently taking prescription or over-the-counter medications. Pregnant women, in particular, should seek the advice of a physician before trying any herb or supplement listed on this website. Always speak with your individual clinic before adding any medication, herb, or nutritional supplement to your health protocol. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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