Solgar L-Glutamine 500mg Free form. A non-essential amino acid, glutamine is a major fuel source for the brain body is found in various regions of the brain. Levels are 3-4 times higher in the blood stream than that of other amino acids. Essential for healthy immune function. Gluten Free. Suitable for Vegans. Sugar, salt and starch free.
Glutamine is an important precursor of the purine and pyrimidine nucleotides which form part of RNA and DNA. It is also important as a carrier of nitrogen from the brain and muscle to the liver, where the nitrogen can be converted to urea.
This amino acid plays an important role as a energy source, particularly for the intestine and kidney, during starvation. Glutamine along with alanine provides the mechanism for transporting energy (carbon) derived from protein from the muscles to the liver where glucose can be produced. It has been suggested that glutamine regulates protein, free fatty acid and glycogen metabolism. Glutamine administration post exercise increases glycogen accumulation. Prolonged exercise such as marathons also cause glutamine depletion.
Medical Uses: It has been suggested that glutamine is effective in the treatment of peptic ulcer, mental retardation and epilepsy. Glutamine administration may be useful in the prevention or amelioration of over training syndrome. Because of the importance of glutamine supply for maintenance of an active immune system. It has been used as an adjunct in cancer treatment. Glutamine has been used to treat alcoholism. It has also been used to treat liver disease.
Daily Requirements: Glutamine is not an essential amino acid in humans although under conditions of stress the synthesis of glutamine in the muscles may not be able to keep up with demand.
L-Glutamine provides some 80% of the body's pool of free nitrogen, reduces cravings for sugar and alcohol, improves absorption of other nutrients, may be of benefit in cases of impotence, senility, fatigue and peptic ulcers. Shown to have an anabolic effect as a result of protein synthesis.
Depletion of glutamine is often associated with impairment of the immune system, as well as over training syndrome, often suffered by athletes after vigorous training. It has also been suggested as the cause of tissue wasting of patients with AIDS
Each Vegicap provides L-Glutamine (Free form) 500mg, Vegetable Capsule shell: hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose. Bulking agent: Microcrystalline cellulose. Anti-caking agent: Vegetable magnesium stearate, vegetable stearic acid. Free of gluten, wheat, dairy, soy, yeast, preservatives, sweeteners, artificial flavours or colours.
Adults: Take 1 Capsule daily, with juice or water in between meals, or as directed by your health care professional.
Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant or nursing or taking any medications, or have a medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking this product.