is a non-essential amino acid; non-essential because it can be made in the body from another amino acid (AA) in the diet called Glutamic Acid
. It is more appropriately considered a "conditionally essential amino acid" since some people may benefit by supplementation. Glutamine
is the most abundant AA in human plasma and muscle. Glutamine
is unique in that, along with glucose, it is one of the preferred energy sources utilized by rapidly growing cells. It is a major fuel source for the brain and - together with the stimulating neurotransmitter Glutamic acid and the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA - they form the most abundant amino group in the human brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals used by nerve cells to communicate with each other. Glutamine
also supports intestinal cells' health and normal function. Glutamine
plays a major role in DNA synthesis and serves as a primary transporter of nitrogen into the muscle tissues. It serves to replenish nitrogen loss due to excessive muscle training and speeds up recovery.
- Free Form Amino Acid
- Gluten Free
Take one capsule daily or as directed by a health care professional.
Serving Size: 1 Tablets
Serving per Container: 100
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value 5
Calories 4 %44 mg
Calcium 3 %34 mg
Phosphorus *500 mg
*Daily value not established.
. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Twinlab was created in 1968 when founder David Blechman leveraged his 20 years of expertise in the pharmaceutical industry to develop and market a liquid protein supplement. Working out of his family's garage, he and his wife named their developing business Twinlab, after the couple's two sets of twins. Sales soared, and in the 1980s, Twinlab branched out to a broader range of vitamins, minerals, herbs and teas.