Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in our body, both in the blood and in the muscles...
L-glutamine (its second name) is naturally present in the body to meet various needs... However, it is not produced directly by our body, it is actually synthesized from our food.
If its existence is so marked, it is because it is useful for maintaining good health, for its role in protein synthesis, and for the immune protection it offers in the medium term, particularly concerning the permeability and integrity of the intestinal wall.
It plays a role at the level of the musculature, for the repair of the tendons and the cartilage. It is then sometimes used as a complement by the athletes. Indeed, it allows to improve the general muscular work.
It is also very useful in cases of weakened or deficient immune systems, especially in cancer patients.
However, there are differing opinions on the possible side effects, including the effect of glutamine on malignancies.
What are its known uses?
Glutamine is most often used to strengthen the immune system, the musculature and the intestinal barrier. Its role is therefore to allow the body to strengthen itself and to react better to an intense effort corresponding to a physical activity, a general physical state that is deteriorating and/or to an internal fight against a disease, including cancer.
It is ingested orally in powder form or by parenteral intake depending on the person, their physical situation and their needs. It is a supplement that promotes good kidney function through the elimination of acids in the blood.
However, the primary reason for using glutamine is related to an inflammatory state of the intestine: this amino acid is well known to improve or even rebuild the intestinal wall.
The two major discoveries about the benefits of glutamine
Among all the positive aspects of glutamine use by patients and regular users with various disorders, glutamine stands out in two areas of health: intestinal and oncological.
Treatment of bowel disorders
Glutamine - an amino acid that is essential for maintaining, strengthening and rebuilding the intestinal barrier, and indirectly the intestinal flora - is more useful for the immune system than any other amino acid.
It acts directly on the intestinal mucosa, allowing to fight against intestinal disorders, the phenomenon of porous walls, acidosis. These health problems include symptoms such as fatigue, stress and anxiety, but also abdominal pain or premature aging.
Glutamine will help you to :
- strengthen the integrity of the intestinal wall;
- maintain a good acid-base balance;
- to synthesize ingested proteins;
And moreover, to the repair of tendons and cartilage!
It is therefore in everyone's interest not to be deficient in glutamine in order to avoid a terrain conducive to degenerative diseases: acidosis, intestinal porosity, lowered immunity, anxiety...
When taking it, it takes about 4 hours for the amino acid content in the blood to actually increase, after the L-glutamine has been metabolised into other amino acids. Furthermore, an effective treatment - for a real and concrete effect - means taking it regularly for about 6 months
Where can I find glutamine?
Apoticaria recommends the use of Digilance (link to product) to counteract problems related to a porous intestinal wall, digestive disorders and problems with the intestinal flora. And to feel an improvement quite quickly.
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