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Glutamine has recently been the focus of much scientific interest. A growing body of evidence suggests that during certain stressful times, the body may require more glutamine than it can produce. Under these circumstances glutamine may be considered a "conditionally essential" amino acid. Glutamine is involved in maintaining a positive nitrogen balance (an anabolic state) and also aids rapidly growing cells (immune system lymphocytes and intestinal cell enterocytes). In addition, glutamine is one regulator of acid-base balance and a nitrogen transporter.
NOW® L-Glutamine Powder is 100% pure, free-form, non-essential, amino acid and is the highest grade available. The entire contents are equivalent to 2000 capsules of 500 mg each.