Boost Your Brain With Glutamine!
Did you know L-Glutamine boosts brain function by increasing glutamic acid and gamma-aminobutyric acid, two of the most important neurotransmitters in the brain? By increasing neurotransmission, the brain can complete important functions faster and more efficiently. Glutamine is also one of the most important amino acids for people who are physically active. It is involved in muscle maintenance, and it is depleted during strenuous exercise. Pretty cool right?
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A portion of glutamine in blood is transformed into glutamic acid in the brain. It functions foremost as fuel, but it also disposes of excessive ammonia by binding to this cellular toxin and converting itself to glutamine. Elimination of this cell toxin prevents negative effects on cerebral function, increases the ability to concentrate, and improves both long-term and short-term memory
Where can you get a great source of Glutamine from?
There are some powerful vegetables out there that are jam-packed with this powerful amino acid. Let's take a look at a few:
Cabbage, spinach, kale, and parsley are the four best vegetable sources. Beans and legumes are also a good source of glutamine, and they have the added benefit of being fairly rich in protein.You can get glutamine from eggs, milk, yogurt, and cheese. Bear in mind, however, that when dairy products are pasteurized this can destroy the glutamine.
It is important that you understand the potential side-effects before increasing your glutamine intake. This is important if you are taking prescription medication – particularly if that includes blood thinning medication because a lot of foods high in glutamine are also high in Vitamin K, which can interact with blood thinners in potentially dangerous ways.