L-glutamine is used to make proteins and perform other functions. This can be produced naturally in your body. In fact, it is the most abundant amino acid in the blood and other body fluids. L-glutamine is the form found in foods, supplements, and the human body. It is one of the proteins in your body and involved in immune function and intestinal health.
How does L-glutamine work?
Glutamine is a conditionally essential amino acid which means in certain circumstances the body is unable to make sufficient stores to meet its needs. When the body is in a low glutamine condition, numerous important physiological functions can be negatively affected.
This prescription works by:
- Improving natural immunity through fuelling white blood cells
- Helping maintain muscle mass
- Fighting against catabolism or muscle breakdown
- Aiding in the recovery of muscles post workout
- Helping to boost muscle growth and protein synthesis
- Increasing both the release and the production of muscle building growth hormones
Why use L-glutamine?
Glutamine is an important amino acid. It plays various and fundamental roles in cell metabolism including:
- Chemical energy production
- Protein synthesis
- Anti-oxidant formation
Glutamine is often used as a supplement to counter infection, stress, injury, and to treat certain diseases. This is formulated as a white crystalline powder. L-glutamine is packed as 5 grams in a paper-foil-plastic laminate packet for oral use. This product is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
How to use L-glutamine?
Use L-Glutamine exactly as it is prescribed. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts than recommended. This is to be taken with a meal or snack unless directed otherwise.
Dissolve your dose of L-Glutamine oral powder in at least 8 ounces of hot/cold liquid. You may also mix it with soft food. Stir the mixture and eat or drink all of it right away. Do not double the given dosage and do not change the dosing schedule without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of L-glutamine?
- Abdominal pain
- Chest pain
- Back pain
- Pain in the extremities
- Burning sensation
- Hot flashes
Warnings and Precautions
- You should stop taking this medicine if there are signs of an allergic reaction. Call for medical assistance right away.
- Consult your doctor first if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women before taking this prescription.
- Tell your doctor if you have any medical history or current treatments.
- This should not be used for the treatment of other condition unless it is prescribed by your doctor.
- Keep this at room temperature away from heat and moisture.