May 12th 2023 | Recent Posts Jay Honstetter

L-Glutamine: What it is and Why You Should Take it

L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in our bodies. Our bodies produce it and it’s essential for making protein. You might be asking, if our bodies can make it, and it’s so abundant, why do I need to take a supplement? That’s what we’re going to tell you! Stored in our muscles and lungs, and making up 67% of our tissue, 60% of the amino acids in our bodies are L-Glutamine. Initially used by bodybuilders to preserve tissue, burn fat, and build muscle, the benefits go even beyond that.

But let’s get back to the why. If you’re someone with an intense training schedule who really enjoys pushing yourself, your glutamine levels are likely to drop significantly after a workout. To keep your body moving, and to avoid the risk of injury, taking L-Glutamine can help balance your levels and speed up the recovery process. Also, if you’re under a lot of stress, feeling sick, or recovering from an injury, your body releases cortisol into your bloodstream - a hormone that reduces the amount of stored glutamine in your system, weakening your immunity and rendering you more susceptible to illness and drowsiness.

Here are some of the benefits of taking L-Glutamine...

  • Boosts your immunity through muscular detoxification
  • Fights free radicals
  • Supports brain function
  • Improves gut health
  • Beneficial for anyone who is immunocompromised
  • Removes excess waste and toxins from our systems
  • Speeds up muscle repair
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Essential for growth and repair of tissue
  • Increases energy
  • Balances nitrogen levels
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Aids in recovery from severe burns and wounds

JBN’s L-Glutamine Vanilla, is the ideal supplement for ensuring your body continues functioning as it should. Our high-quality supplements are handcrafted using the best ingredients - non-GMO ingredient sources and third party tested at least twice before it reaches our shelves! And we always have a born date so you know it's fresh. And did we mention it’s delicious? Add it to your favorite smoothie, or dissolve in water, and reap the benefits today!

In addition to the benefits listed above, some other uses include improving gastrointestinal health (irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, etc.), leaky gut and ulcers, fighting depression, improving endurance, supporting metabolism and improving heart health, all while promoting muscle growth and fending off muscle wasting.

So the real question is, why wouldn’t you take L-Glutamine?

Be sure to check out the JBN website for more supplement options, join our mailing list, and read our blog for other tips and tricks to get the most out of your workouts!

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