L-Glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid in muscle tissue. Intense and exhaustive exercise depletes the body’s glutamine stores. Your body cannot make enough glutamine to replenish your muscle’s amino stockpile – the result – compromised recovery and increased risk of over training.
Recent research has shown that consuming glutamine following exercise can improve muscle glycogen resynthesis and glutamine levels. Its key action is to replenish stores in the muscles and increase protein metabolism for growth and recovery.