More than just regeneration.
Our muscles are made up of almost 60% the amino acid L-glutamine. This underlines the importance of glutamine in the body. Glutamine is needed to ensure that you can perform when under intense physical stress or if you lead a demanding everyday life. It provides effective support for the regeneration processes in the muscles.
- Ideal for strength and endurance athletes
- Supports regeneration processes
- Excellent for after training
Nutrition at its best.
The essence of muscle mass.
- Regeneration of muscle fibres after physical exertion
- Supports the nutrient supply
- Ideal for recovery after training
For highest requirements.
No, capsules don’t have to be made of processed porcine and bovine offal. In keeping with our purely plant-based raw materials, we use vegan capsule shells. The origin? 100% cellulose fibres from natural, renewable raw materials.
Glutamine provided by nature.
Some glutamine products are extracted from low-grade sources like human hair or duck feathers. But your body deserves supplements of the highest quality to ensure maximised performance. That's why our L-glutamine is naturally fermented. We place great value on raw materials of plant origin and use seasonal corn, peas or sugar cane to produce our L-glutamine. Using 100% vegan processes we create high-quality amino acids with excellent bioavailability.
Our L-glutamine. In a class of its own.
- Corn, peas
- Human hair,
- Vegan capsules
- No additives
Our L-Glutamine. In a class of its own.
- Corn, sugar cane molasses or peas
- Vegan capsules
- No artificial additives
- Duck feathers or human hair
- Pork or beef gelatine
- Dyes & flavourings
Frequently asked questions
Take 4 capsules after training with plenty of fluids. Take 4 capsules a day if you exercise more than 3 times a week.NOTE
On the packaging you'll currently find the advice to take the capsules before training. Unfortunately, this was a mistake on our part. As a specialist for regeneration, L-glutamine should ideally be taken after exercise. The next batch will have the correct label. Thank you very much for your understanding.
Since stress exhausts the glutamine stores much faster, an additional intake is not only a good idea for training, but it will also help to counteract the symptoms of stress.
- After training
General information about L-glutamine
L-glutamine is one of the most popular supplements in the world of fitness. This versatile amino acid plays a part in the synthesis of protein compounds in the body and is of primary importance to the muscle cells.
L-glutamine is also involved in the formation of the antioxidant glutathione. Glutathione protects the cells from oxidative stress and supports the regulation of the acid-base balance.
Since L-glutamine also enables the formation of the natural antioxidant glutathione, it protects all cells against oxidative radicals.
The quality of the raw materials used for L-glutamine and the product value can vary significantly. The amino acid is often extracted from human hair or duck feathers. The higher quality version with significantly higher bioavailability and biocompatibility is found in fermented L-glutamine derived from plant sources like corn or sugar cane molasses.
The highlights of L-glutamine by foodspring
- Premium L-glutamine made from fermented corn
- Plant-based cellulose capsules - no gelatine
- 100% vegan & lactose-free
L-glutamine is ideal for regeneration
Although the body can produce L-glutamine, a deficit often arises as a result of physical exertion like in functional training, running and other types of activity and this deficit needs to be compensated.
A deficit causes the body to use stored amino acid elements to produce its own L-glutamine.
These amino acids will then be missing for muscle building or worse: the body’s own store of protein will be used for the process. The muscles will not be able to receive nutrients during that time. An additional intake of L-glutamine counteracts this process.
The effects of L-glutamine
L-glutamine is a proteinogenic amino acid. It is directly involved in the synthesis of a number of proteinaceous substances. L-glutamine is also involved in a number of other processes in the body. The highest concentration of this amino acid can be found in the muscle cells, which is why it is so important for endurance training. L-glutamine causes water to accumulate in the cells and ultimately leads to an increase in cell volume.
The increase in cell volume and muscle profile is essential for the adaptation of the muscle tissue. This improves glycogen storage in the muscles.
That is how L-glutamine improves regeneration overnight.
L-glutamine is also known to have the following effects:
- Improved regeneration
- Increase in cell volume
- Rapid absorption by the body
Who should use L-glutamine?
Glutamine is suitable for all athletes practicing:
- Endurance sports
- Combat sports
- Team sports
Since all athletes require additional glutamine, it is worth considering supplementation.
Glutamine supplements are a great way to fill the body's glutamine stores and to prevent undesirable processes where possible.
Glutamine is worthwhile for anyone who exercises regularly. Since L-glutamine significantly improves regeneration it is ideal for the recovery period after exercise.
The correct intake of L-glutamine
L-glutamine capsules should be taken just before or right after training. That is when the body is in need of replenishment and the glutamine supplement can work to full effect. It will prevent your body having to draw on its internal reserves. We recommend a morning dose on non-training days for athletes who train more than three days a week.
Glutamine is available either as a powder or in capsules. How you wish to take L-glutamine depends on your personal preferences. The following is an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of both forms.
L-glutamine capsules are practical and easy to regulate in terms of dosage. In practical pill form, the dosage can be accurately determined and taken to the gym.
A slight overdose of glutamine does not harm the body, but also doesn't benefit it. The disadvantage of glutamine capsules is that they are usually more expensive than L-glutamine powder, because the powder also needs to be filled into capsules.
The idea that the body absorbs glutamine capsules less efficiently than powder is simply a myth. L-glutamine capsules are equally well absorbed by the body as glutamine powder.
The advantage of glutamine powder is the price. And athletes who have problems swallowing tablets may also want to consider powder instead of capsules. The powder can easily be dissolved in water or a protein shake.
The disadvantage of glutamine powder: It is difficult to get the exact daily dosage of 3 - 10 grams right. You may end up taking too much or too little glutamine.
L-glutamine is also found in many foods. Quark is particularly popular in the world of bodybuilding, as are peanuts, soya and wheat. Since meat naturally contains a lot of protein it also contributes to your L-glutamine supply.
Possible side effects of L-glutamine
If you follow the recommended daily there is no risk of side effects with L-glutamine.
An overdose can cause headaches accompanied by nausea and hot flushes.