Tuesday, 16 September 2008


L-Glutamine is an amino acid and is one of only a small number of amino acids that are encoded in the standard genetic code.

Function of L-Glutamine

L-Glutamine has been scientifically scrutinised for nearly two decades. It has been proven in this time that L-Glutamine helps speed up the recovery process in the treatment of injuries.

When weight lifting or bodybuilding we lift weights and make small tears in our muscle fibres so they grow back stronger. You have to think that in essence small tears in muscle fibres are classed as a minor injury to our body, because of this L-Glutamine is a powerful supplement as it aids the recovery and growth of muscle fibres.

Many amatuer and professional weight lifters and bodybuilders use L-Glutamine supplements to aid their muscle growth and repair.

L-Glutamine in your diet

L-Glutamine can be found in many day to day foods such as

  • Beef
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Chicken
  • Milk and dairy produce
  • Cabbage
  • Beetroot
  • Parsley
  • Spinach
  • Different varieties of beans

If your serious about your training regime then L-Glutamine could be the right supplement to assist in your diet.