Healing Essentials of L-Glutamine
Glutamine is synonymous with bodybuilding but did you know it’s useful for so much more than just muscle recovery? L-Glutamine helped me to heal my leaky gut, strengthen my digestive system and recover faster.
What is Glutamine?
Glutamine is a non-essential amino acid, which means your body doesn't need it to survive. It’s available in abundance from the foods we eat, but often most people still don’t get enough to really stimulate deep repair. The more stressed you are, the more inflammation you have, the more energy you put out, the more wrecked your digestive system is and the longer you've been eating processed foods, the more likely you’re deficient in glutamine.
My journey with this supplement has been surprising. I never really expected it to work, but it did. The science behind why glutamine works to help repair the digestive tract is very interesting.
How Glutamine Repaired my Gut
Glutamine works in the gut by protecting against mucosal breakdown. Now imagine this environment. You’ve got stomach acid that’s so strong it could burn through carpet (no joke, and this is healthy and natural) then a little way down the road in your intestines, a more alkaline, lubricated environment is necessary because otherwise evacuating our bowels would be quite painful and horrible. When things get really out of whack in the gut, the important mucosal lining can start to lose its resilience. Glutamine helps it stay strong and protect us against the potential for a leak.
The second way glutamine helped me is it’s amazing ability to diminish cravings for sugar and carbohydrates. Glutamine becomes a quick energy boost for our brains (which is where those cravings are coming from). It signals the body that the need has been met and the craving dissipates.
Paired with a change in diet, probiotics, digestive enzymes, and plenty of stress reduction, l-glutamine has really helped me repair my gut and experience not just relieve but genuine healing.
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