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Does glutamine supplementation enhance athletic ability?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Controversial

Glutamine is important in muscle metabolism and can get depleted during intense exercise or athletic activity.
Supplementation with glutamine was shown in small physiologic studies to enhance exercise tolerance/stamina. Whether this translates to enhanced athletic ability could be a different story. One factor that plays into the athlete's performance is ability to withstand rigors of training.

In brief: Controversial

Glutamine is important in muscle metabolism and can get depleted during intense exercise or athletic activity.
Supplementation with glutamine was shown in small physiologic studies to enhance exercise tolerance/stamina. Whether this translates to enhanced athletic ability could be a different story. One factor that plays into the athlete's performance is ability to withstand rigors of training.
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