Glutamine is an important amino acid which has full body benefits by playing a role in many functions including intestinal health, immune system health, and serving as a building block of protein.
Glutamine is found in many foods and is naturally produced by the body. However, some people may need additional glutamine for optimal health.
Similar to other amino acids, glutamine exists in two forms: L-glutamine and D-glutamine. While the forms are nearly identical, they have a slightly different molecular arrangement. The form found in foods and many supplements is L-glutamine and research shows that D-glutamine does not play a significant role in the body.
Foods Rich in Glutamine:
Though some plant sources, such as white rice and corn, have a large percent of protein made up of glutamine, they have fairly low protein contents overall. This makes meat and other animal products the simplest ways to obtain high amounts of glutamine.
Glutamine can also be produced naturally in your body. While it is the most abundant amino acid in the blood and other body fluids, there can be instances when the needs of your body for glutamine outweigh the body’s production.
It is important to know how much glutamine you are consuming in your diet and to consider supplementation depending on your body’s needs. One of the most important functions of glutamine is its role in the immune system as a fuel source for immune cells. According to multiple studies, glutamine supplements may decrease infections and lead to shorter hospital stays after surgery.
Glutamine has also been used to boost the immune function of athletes. Additional research shows that glutamine supplements may decrease muscle soreness and improve recovery after intense exercise.
Glutamine Supplementation from Nova Vita Wellness Centers:
Whether you are a seasoned athlete or simply want to boost your overall health and wellness, there are several IV Vitamin Infusions at Nova Vita Wellness Centers that provide your body with glutamine:
If you would like to learn more about incorporating glutamine into your lifestyle, give us a call or book an appointment online. As with starting any new supplement routine, it is important to talk with your healthcare provider first.