Cracking the Glutamine and Gut Health Code

Gut health is one of the latest trends to hit the media storm, and it seems to be sticking around. For good reasons.

Think of your gut like a car, it needs proper fuel in order to run.  In fact, your gut is so complex that it is the only system in your entire body that functions independent of the brain. Instead you gut "talks" with your brain via a multipart communication system - the vagus nerve, the blood system as well as your immune cells.

If you've ever had "butterflies" in your stomach, or felt a sinking feeling when faced with a fear, then you've felt your gut talking to your brain. Pretty crazy right!

The gut is a complex system that has many roles such as providing immunity to infection, digestion and absorption of nutrients, the creation of vitamins, hormones and neurotransmitters specifically serotonin aka the happy hormone. 

You’re probably wondering – how does glutamine fit into this picture? Or perhaps you haven’t heard of glutamine before?

Glutamine or L-Glutamine as it may be referred to is an all-round wonder amino acid. It is the primary fuel source for those all-important cells lining your gut wall. You can think of it like this, glutamine is to your gut is what protein powder is to your muscles - fuel. Your gut cells are able to absorb glutamine directly, making supplementation more effective.


Here’s 3 benefits of glutamine and gut health:

  1. Glutamine provides a relief to gut health issues such as leaky gut, digestive discomforts as well as chronic inflammation in the body.
  2. Glutamine helps your body to produce proteins as well as maintain stable blood sugar levels, helping you to reach and maintain your health and fitness goals.
  3. Glutamine helps to strengthen your immune system keeping colds and flus at bay.

Aminos by Athletic Sport is enriched with Glutamine as well as the other 9 essential amino acids to help you maximise those gains in the gym and provide an overall boost to your health and lifestyle.