We recently published a post on why you should be taking glutamine because I am a huge fan of it. Glutamine is a conditionally essential amino acid meaning that your body can produce it, but never in the amount that we need for recovery after tough workouts.
Glutamine is used as a cellular fuel supporting protein metabolism, and it may help replenish muscle glycogen stores when combined with carbohydrates. Glutamine has also been found to promote bicarbonate production, which can be important for buffering lactic acid produced during intense training.
One of the more important things to note about glutamine is that it should never cost a fortune. Glutamine is one of the cheaper supplements that we can take that actually work for us. And when I say that it is cheap, I am talking about $0.15 per serving when you purchase the Body Fortress 100% Pure Glutamine Powder.
Body Fortress 100% Pure Glutamine Powder mixes well and is not exactly flavorless, but it is not the worst tasting supplement in the world either. I would still suggest a mixture in your protein shake as it can be quite bitter when mixed with water, but it is important to take glutamine on an empty stomach in order to maximize its results.
I have been around the block with glutamine powders, but I am pretty consistent on the Body Fortress 100% Pure Glutamine Powder now simply due to its price point. It is 100% pure and much cheaper by Body Fortress than a lot of the bigger brands out there.