Glutamine is an amino acid,
created by the body, and found mostly in your muscles.
Glutamine is responsible for keeping stored water there, especially
in times of stress.
Glutamine also plays an
important role in the immune system. When you're ill, or working out
hard, the body will tap into those glutamine reserves, basically
breaking down your muscles. For this reason, it's quite
important to have some glutamine reserves in your body.
When to Take Glutamine?
The best time to take
glutamine is half just before your workout, and the other half of
the daily requirement right after your workout. This will ensure
that your body has the glutamine it might need readily available,
and doesn't have to break down precious muscle tissue for it.
Please note that glutamine
will not directly help you add muscle mass, supplementing with it
will only prevent breakdown of what's already
How do I measure my
Glutamine dosage requirements?