Readers of this awesome blog know that not only are we here at Body360 helping you turn yourself into the healthiest—and buffest—possible you, we also aim to educate about how what you consume and the vitamins you use in your diet contribute to your overall picture of health and wellness both in the gym and in your daily life. This includes even going down to the cellular level.
So today we’re going to discuss glutamine peptides and why they are so great for you. In brief, glutamine is one of the many amino acids that the body uses to bind together to form proteins, which are themselves the bricks that together form muscle tissues, according to WebMD. Glutamine, the most abundant amino acid in the human body, is distributed by the bloodstream to the organs that need it for its supply.
Accordingly, WebMD states that glutamine assists in the body’s immune system response as well as other natural body processes, particularly during stressful situations and flight-or-fight responses. Glutamine plays a vital role during such circumstances by providing nitrogen and carbon to the body’s cells. This nutrition stream also helps the body to repair itself from wounds. Such recovery allows for the cells of the body to come back stronger and more effective than before.
Furthermore, glutamine is especially helpful in counteracting muscle wasting, which particularly affects those suffering from HIV/AIDS. Thus, WebMD says that ingesting glutamine products can further help out the decreased immune response that is endemic to that disease. Chemotherapy can also decrease immune response, for which, again, glutamine comes to the rescue.
Translation: Glutamine makes you stronger, kids!