Product Name: L-Glutamine CAS: 56-85-9
Appearance: White crystals or a crystalline powder
Specification: 98.5%~101.5% Test method:FCC VI
A conditionally essential amino acid which only appears to benefit the body as supplementation when otherwise deficient (vegans, vegetarians with low dairy intake) or during prolonged endurance exercise. Anecdotally reported to reduce sugar cravings.
Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts
Glutamine is one of the 20 naturally occurring amino acids in dietary protein, specifically, it is a conditionally essential amino acid (being elevated to essential during periods of disease and muscle wasting typical of physical trauma). it is sold as an isolated amino acid as well as being found in high levels in dietary meats and eggs. it is found inveryhigh levels in bothwheyandcaseinprotein.
glutamine is a very effective intestinal and immune system health compound, as these cells use glutamine as the preferred fuel source rather than glucose.
Glutamine plays a role in a variety of biochemical functions:
Protein synthesis, as any other of the 20proteinogenic amino acids
Lipid synthesis, especially bycancercells.
Regulation of acid-base balance in the kidney by producingammonium
Cellular energy, as a source, next toglucose
Nitrogendonation for manyanabolic processes, including the synthesis ofpurines
Carbon donation, as a source, refilling thecitric acid cycle
Nontoxic transporter of ammonia in the blood circulation
A precursor to the neurotransmitterglutamate
On the level of tissue, glutamine plays a role in maintaining the normal integrity of theintestinal mucosa.,but randomized trials provide no evidence of any benefit ofnutritional supplementation.
Things To Know & Note
Is a Form Of Also Known As Do Not Confuse With
◆ Amino Acid Supplement ◆L-Glutamine ◆Glutamate,Alanylglutamine(Sustamine)
◆Glutamine is non-stimulatory
How to Take Glutamine
Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details
Supplementation of glutamine tends to be dosed at 5 g or above, with higher doses being advised against due to excessive ammonia in serum. The lowest dose found to increase ammonia in serum has been 0.75 g/kg, or approximately 51 g for a 150 lb individual.
Due to the relative inefficacy of glutamine supplementation for increasing muscle mass, the optimal dosage is not known. The above-recommended doses are sufficient for intestinal health reasons and for attenuating a possible relative glutamine deficiency (seen in instances of low protein intake or veganism).