L-Glutamine is an amino acid that acts as a building block of protein. It's kinda like an essential building material for your muscles to make sure they're strong and performing optimally.
It's known as a conditionally essential amino acid which means your body can produce it on its own, but under certain conditions, such as your muscles being put under a lot of stress or when you're injured, you need to get it from your diet too.
So now that you've got the basic idea of what L-Glutamine is, let's get into the good stuff...aka. How it's going to help you boost your performance.
1. Increase Recovery
Glutamine has been shown to decrease muscle soreness as well as increase the rate of recovery after intense exercise. This equates to better and more frequent training sessions and races.
2. Decrease Fatigue
When combined with carbs, glutamine reduces blood markers associated with fatigue. In other words, it can help you beat fatigue so you can blast past your competition.
3. Healthy Immune System
Glutamine is an essential fuel for the cells in your immune system. Under normal conditions, your body can produce enough on its own to keep your immune system healthy, but when you're under a lot of stress, (training hard, dealing with an injury, etc.) your body may not be able to produce enough to manage the strain. Supplementing can be important to maintain a healthy immune system.
4. Healthy Intestines
As an endurance athlete, intestine health MATTERS. Time spent sick on the side of the trail is equal parts humiliating and frustrating. Glutamine is an important energy source for intestinal cells and it helps maintain the barrier between your intestines and the rest of your body so you can avoid "leaky gut" a nasty symptom of poor intestinal health.
How to Get the Benefits of Glutamine
We've made it easy for you to get all of the aforementioned benefits of Glutamine. In 333 Half Evil, our All-In-One Endurance Drink, we've combined energizing carbs & glutamine so you can get the benefits of decreased fatigue and get the recovery process started early.
We've also added 2500 mg of glutamine to Rehab our post-workout recovery drink so you can experience less muscle soreness and a faster recovery.
By using 333 Half Evil during your training session or race and then using Rehab after, you'll ensure you have the glutamine you need to perform your best!
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