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It is a common belief that L-Glutamine is only useful as a health supplement for those involved in extreme physical activities, such as body builders and weight lifters.

What you may not know is that L-Glutamine also provides numerous health benefits, completely unrelated to building muscle mass or improving recovery time after exercise.

We all know that essential amino acids are the building blocks of the human body. Glutamine, or more commonly known as L-Glutamine, is one of the most abundant free amino acids needed by the body to continue repairing and creating healthier cells.

As L-Glutamine is only considered as a semi-essential amino acid, this means that the body will be able to generate its own supply of glutamine that it needs. However, there are situations wherein the body will be unable to produce sufficient or higher levels;  this is where supplementation may be a good option. [click to continue…]

IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, is a common disorder that as many as one in five adults suffer from. Characteristics of IBS include: abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea and sometimes constipation.

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Health benefits of L-glutamine, as it is sometimes called, are known primarily by athletes, who use the supplement to promote muscle growth and promote faster recovery after training. However, there are a number of other health benefits of L-glutamine. [click to continue…]

You may be wondering why the terms ‘glutamine‘ and ‘l-glutamine‘ seem to be used almost interchangeably. The ingredient labels for l-glutamine powders or capsules can be confusing. Is there a difference between glutamine and  l-glutamine — and does it matter?

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Glutamine (also commonly referred to as l-glutamine, which is the biologically active form) is one of the 20 amino acids that are in all of our genetic code. Sometimes it is abbreviated as Gln or Q, so be sure to keep that in mind when doing your research.

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