L-Glutamine 500mg 90 capsules
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Strictly speaking, L-glutamine is a semi-essential amino acid. This means that although it is most abundant in the body, we are not always able to produce it ourselves in sufficient quantities. Glutamine is particularly abundant in blood plasma and skeletal muscle. Nevertheless, the body's own production of this important amino acid is usually insufficient. In addition, there are situations in which the need for glutamine is increased. This can be the case, for example, with certain diseases, but also after injuries or operations. In healthy people, L-glutamine ensures that the intestinal cells have enough energy to maintain essential metabolic processes, it regulates the protein balance of the muscles and the acid-base balance. To some extent, L-glutamine prevents fat from being stored. It also strengthens hair follicles and tightens the skin, which in general can slow down aging.
Our body is a miracle, this becomes clear again and again if you take a close look at the interrelationships, at the many small cogs that mesh smoothly and precisely and keep our organism alive. Amino acids play a very important role in this. They are tiny, but they play a huge part in the functioning of the whole. Today, almost every child knows that a protein diet is important - but far fewer people are aware of the fact that these proteins are made up of several amino acids chained together. Chemically speaking, these protein building blocks each consist of a central carbon atom (C), an amino group (NH2), a carboxyl group (COOH), a hydrogen atom (H), and a side chain (R) of varying degrees of complexity - the latter making up the respective amino acid.
There are exactly three macronutrients that our body needs to live: carbohydrates, fats and proteins. The latter, proteins, we have to take in primarily through food. We need proteins for vital metabolic processes that take place virtually around the clock in healthy people. Depending on which amino acids are involved and the ratio between them, the corresponding protein is formed. However, of the many amino acids we know, only 20 are really important for our metabolism. Twelve of them we can form ourselves if we have the optimum physical conditions for it. These are the so-called essential amino acids.
When we consume proteins in our normal diet, it becomes clear how cleverly our body handles these important substances: During digestion, the proteins are broken down into their components by various enzymes. This is the only way they can be absorbed by our intestines and enter the bloodstream. Once the amino acids are in our bloodstream, they are transported to organs, cells and tissues. Here they are then reassembled into proteins exactly as we need them at the time. In addition, our organism uses them as smaller building blocks to form other important substances.
Researchers and scientists are constantly fascinated by the many ways in which amino acids work in the healthy human body: For example, as individual building blocks they form valuable enzymes that are produced in our digestive organs. Amino acids also play an essential role in the synthesis of our DNA, the deoxy-ribo-nucleic acid in which our genetic material is preserved and can be passed on. When hormones are formed and neurotransmitter signals are transmitted, we rely on amino acids. Their role in the formation of muscles, tendons, ligaments, hair, skin and nails is crucial - because how we look also determines our well-being. They are all ultimately made up of these threadlike structures, the proteins collagen, keratin, fibrinogen, myosin and collagen.
Ingredients: L-glutamine, capsule shell hydroxypropylmethylcellulose
3 capsules contain 1500 mg L-Glutamine.
Recommended dosage: take 3x 1 capsule daily with liquid.
Once opened, the product is stable until the end of the best-before date (see label).
Take the product on an empty stomach.
- lactose free
- free from colorants
- free from flavorings
- free of food additives such as magnesium stearate
Food supplements are not a substitute for a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. Store in a dry place, cool and protected from light.
PZN Germany: 16235165 / PZN Austria: 5224000