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L-Glutamine is an amino acid
found in the human body. It is the most important amino acid because
it plays an important role in strengthening the immune system, transporting
nitrogen, and supporting protein synthesis.
Glutamine is the most abundant single amino acid in the blood and
in the intracellular free amino acid pool (most abundant amino acid in
muscle tissue). The
substance plays an important role in the cellular metabolism of animals and
is the only amino acid with the ability to easily cross the barrier between
blood and brain tissue. Combined, glutamine and glutamic acid are
responsible for the vast majority of the amino nitrogen located in the
brain, and are of central importance in the regulation of bodily ammonia
levels. Glutamine is popularly sold as a nutritional supplement for
It comprises 61% of the amino acid pool in skeletal muscle.
Glutamine’s unique structure, containing two nitrogen side chains,
consists of 19% nitrogen - making it the primary transporter of nitrogen
into the muscle cell. In fact, glutamine alone is responsible for 35% of the
nitrogen that gets into the muscle cell. Glutamine literally drives muscle
building nitrogen into the muscle cell where it is synthesized for growth.