L-Glutamine is a non-essential amino acid. But watch out, that doesn’t mean the body doesn’t need it. Unlike the essential amino acids (BCAA, for instance) that cannot be synthetized by the body, the latter has the ability to make the non-essential amino acids (if you really want to know, there are in total 12 non-essential amino acids).
And there’s more to know about L-glutamine. Although its “non-essential” characteristic might be misleading, L-glutamine is really essential to the normal function of the body since it constitutes not less than 60% of the muscle mass. It has been shown that during exercises, and more specifically long and intense ones, the stores of L-Glutamine drastically diminish and they also stay low during the recovery period.
Do you see where we are going? No? Let’s go through the steps quickly again: proteins are the building blocks of the muscle mass, and proteins are made of amino acids. Surprise, surprise, 60% of those amino acids are L-glutamine, a non-essential amino acid that is used during intense exercise and the body takes a bit of time to replenish the stores. So here we go, helping your body to replenish the stores thanks to a dietary source would be beneficial. It can support the normal function of the muscles and even help during recovery.
NXT Level L-glutamine is a 100% pure, plant-based, unflavored and easy to mix powder that you can seamlessly add to any of your drinks pre or post workout to make sure to provide your muscles with highly valuable and muscle-friendly nutrients.