What is Glutamine?

17 September 2019

What is Glutamine?

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Glutamine is the most abundant Amino Acid in the human body. It makes up approximately 60 percent of our skeletal muscle and plays an important role in Protein Synthesis, the function of the immune system, and gut health. Muscle tissue is a major site of Glutamine production, where it forms the Anabolic precursor for muscle growth. It is referred to as a ‘conditionally essential Amino Acid’. This means that although the body can synthesise it from other Amino Acids, under certain conditions, such as illness, surgery and periods of intense training, the Glutamine needs of our body may exceed its ability to produce it and so it must be obtained from dietary sources.

What are the benefits of Glutamine supplementation?

The use of Glutamine supplementation is supported by numerous scientific studies which demonstrate the wide variety of performance and health benefits it may provide. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Increasing muscle mass (1,2)
  • Increasing strength and power (1)
  • Reducing body fat (1,2)
  • Increasing Testosterone and IGF-1 levels (1)
  • Increasing Growth Hormone levels (1,3)
  • Decreasing Cortisol levels (1)
  • Enhancing recovery and decreasing muscle soreness after resistance training (4)
  • Restoring immune function and reducing the Immunosuppressive effects of heavy-load training (5)
  • Enhancing carbohydrate storage during recovery from exhaustive exercise (6)
  • Helping to maintain a healthy gut (7)
  • Enhancing brain health (8)

Why use Time 4 Glutamine?

Time 4 Glutamine is 100% pure premium grade L-Glutamine.

It is unflavoured and so can be added to Time 4 Pre-Workout, Recovery or Whey Protein.