L-Glutamine Powder, Micronized
L-Glutamine Powder, Micronized
L-Glutamine Powder, Micronized
Natural Factors

L-Glutamine Powder, Micronized

Regular price $ 23.95 $ 0.00 Unit price per
Glutamine is a naturally occurring amino acid involved in a wide variety of metabolic processes, including the synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids, and energy production. Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in skeletal muscle and plasma and is known to be an important nutrient for cell proliferation, survival, and repair; defending the body against inflammation and infection; and helping the body recover from illness or stress. More glutamine is used during periods of prolonged or heavy exercise, trauma, inflammation, immune system dysfunction, and some illnesses. These states may result in a glutamine deficiency, leading to impaired immune response and increased risk of infection.

While skeletal muscle is able to synthesize glutamine, many other cells and tissues that rely on glutamine to function properly are not. Immune cells and the kidney, liver, and gastrointestinal tract rely on glutamine from skeletal muscle. Skeletal muscle consequently requires a constant supply of glutamine.

Supplementation with glutamine helps ensure normal muscle function, aids recovery from physical trauma and illness, and naturally boosts the immune system, helping to protect against infection and disease. Glutamine supplementation is ideal for athletes who want to prevent problems associated with intensive training, and for anyone who would like to recover faster from over-training.

Main selling features

  • Micronization greatly minimizes particle size to increase absorption
  • Delivers 5 g L-glutamine per serving
  • Has no taste, and mixes easily in water or other beverages
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Naturally occurring nutrient, free from toxic effects

How it works

Glutamine is required for numerous metabolic and biochemical processes including synthesis of protein and nucleic acids, defence against infection and inflammation, production of the antioxidant glutathione, and recovery from physical trauma, heavy or prolonged exercise, and illness. Increased utilization of glutamine during exercise may lead to a deficiency in the immune cells, resulting in impaired immune defence, impairment of gastrointestinal mucosal integrity, and increased susceptibility to illness and infection.

During prolonged exercise, physical trauma, and surgery the liver and kidneys need more glutamine to produce glucose and maintain their acid-base balance. In the recovery period following exercise, glutamine and other amino acids are required for glucose production and muscle growth, and to prevent protein breakdown. Glutamine naturally boosts the immune system, helping to protect against infection and disease. It helps the gastrointestinal tract’s natural defence response combat a variety of cell stressors by stabilizing the intestinal barrier, strengthening the cells of the immune system, reducing the formation of inflammatory molecules, and promoting phagocytosis to kill invading organisms.

Medicinal ingredients

Each Scoop (6.5 cc) or 1 Heaping tsp Contains:
Micronized L-Glutamine 5 g
Micronization technology greatly minimizes the particle size, thus allowing your body to more easily break down and absorb the glutamine.

Non-medicinal ingredients

1 scoop (6.5 cc) or 1 heaping tsp daily or as directed by a health care practitioner. L-Glutamine has no taste and mixes easily in water or your favourite beverage.