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It also promotes digestive and brain health, boosts athletic performance, as well as being especially helpful in treating leaky gut. This is because L-glutamine is the major fuel sources for the cell lining the small intestine; and just like anything or anyone else, if we feed these cells the proper nutrients, they thrive!
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid found in your bloodstream, and makes up about 60% of your skeletal muscle. While it is found in both animal and plant sources of protein, a large portion of the population do not get enough – between 2-10g/day is recommended based on your body needs and goals.
Strenuous exercise, infections, and stress can all cause L-glutamine depletion, so there are times when we may need a little extra.
Good sources of L-glutamine include:
There are plenty of dietary choices that will provide you with L-glutamine, but depending on your situation and goals it may be beneficial for you to supplement with additional L-Glutamine. I highly recommend speaking with your doctor and/or working with a holistic practitioner when adding in any new supplement to your routine.