L-glutamine is one of 20 amino acids. L-glutamine is a very important amino acid due to the role in plays in maintaining gut health and immune system health. It is considered to be “conditionally essential” which means our need for it increases under certain circumstances and we may need to supplement with it during these times. L-glutamine is very important during times of illness, following physical trauma or extreme exercise. It is also important for those that suffer inflammatory diseases such as Crohns disease.
L-glutamine and glutamine are slightly different compounds, and glutamine supplements are always in the form L-glutamine. In terms if the benefits, there is no difference between the two forms.
Gut health, and therefore our overall health, relies on our gastrointestinal tract being as healthy as possible enabling our physiological systems to run as they should. The health and integrity of the cells that line our gut are imperative to allowing the absorption of nutrients while keeping pathogens from entering our blood stream. When our gut health declines, we experience chronic inflammation and a decline in glandular cells that produce the digestive enzymes protective mucous. These changes increase the permeability of our digestive tract, and this is sometimes known as leaky gut. Supplementing with L-glutamine improves the integrity of our gut, and can improve leaky gut.
One serve of VPA pure L-glutamine is 1.9g. One 200g tub of VPA L-glutamine has 105 serves. We recommend weighing a serve of L-glutamine with microscales to obtain an accurate serving size. If you do not have microscales, a flat standard teaspoon of L-glutamine is around 3.4g. ½ teaspoon will provide around 2g dose.
The suggested optimal dose of L-glutamine to maintain intestinal health is 5g / day.
L-glutmanine powder comes unflavoured and in its natural form. It has a slightly bitter taste, but most people find that they can take it comfortably in water alone. L-glutamine can also be taken in any other drink including juice, electrolytes or a post workout shake.
L-glutamine is ideally taken following intense exercise. Alternatively it can be taken daily, at any time of day, to maximise intestinal health.
The natural properties of amino acids means that they tend to take on moisture. This is why silicon moisture sachets are added during the packing process. Once your L-glutamine is opened it will start to take on moisture and should be stored in a cool dark location to keep it as moisture free as possible. If your L- glutamine starts to clump, rest assured that although it may be more difficult to scoop but it will still work just as well.
Unfortunately, we do not have samples of L-glutamine available. You can view our sample range here (https://www.vpa.com.au/category/sample-packs)
We sell 200g L-glutamine in plastic bottles.
You can read all customer reviews of L-glutamine by scrolling to the top of the page and clicking on the review stars above the product name. This product currently has over 300 reviews and a 4.9* rating.
“Love having this in my post workout shake! I found this really helped with my muscle growth in the beginning and also helped fasten my recovery so I wasn't as sore the next day.” Samantha W – Review made 30th April 2020.
“Perfect for my gut health!” Tracey Lea C –Review made 27th April 2020.
“I use the L-Glutamine whenever I need extra help/protection with my immunity and it works, v happy with it.” TJay W - Review made 18th January 2020.
Kylie F “I use this in my daily routine. L-glutamine has amazing health benefits for intestinal health and your boosting immune system. Also helps with fatigue and muscle recovery! A real must have.” Review made 16th September 2020.
When taking the recommended dose, L-glutamine rarely has any side effects. Those taking larger doses can result in elevated levels of ammonia in the blood. Please speak to your doctor to discuss the optimal dose of L-glutamine for you.
Please ask a medical professional such as a GP or dietitian before using L-glutamine when pregnant or breastfeeding.
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Our glutamine and other products are blended and packed at our export-grade dairy production facility in North Brisbane.
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