Triumph loves community events. We love supporting events through sponsorship and participation! We are bringing you a GREAT and FUN event through Sage Elementary Parent Teacher Committee.
You can sign up the day of the event or you can sign up here at Active.com. All proceeds from the Fun Run/Walk will help provide music and arts to students during the state testing periods! We hope to see you all on Saturday!
L-Glutamine: Strength and Recovery
Triumph Fitness is continuing to bring you information targeted at supplementation in addition to your healthy diet and exercise routine. Today, we bring you L-Glutamine. L-Glutamine is said to help build strength and aid in muscle recovery. However, there are several benefits aside from minimizing muscle wasting and exercise recovery.
L-glutamine is an abundant amino acid in the bloodstream and it makes up 30-35% of the amino acid nitrogen in your blood. L-glutamine is synthesized by the body from glutamic acid or glutamate. If the body is unable to produce enough it needs to get it directly from your diet. It is known as a conditionally essential amino acid, because it is used by the body in large amounts.
There are at least 10 proven benefits that L-Glutamine can provide your body:
10 Proven L-Glutamine Benefits:
Aside from L-Glutamine supplementation, there are foods that are high in glutamine that can aid supplementation or if your intake of foods is high enough, then replace the supplementation in general! (This is why clean eating and real food is awesome!- Sometimes you do not need to supplement!).
The Highest L-Glutamine Foods are:
1. Bone Broth
2. Grass-fed Beef
4. Chinese Cabbage
5. Cottage Cheese
7. Broccoli Raab
8. Wild Caught Fish (Cod, Tuna and Salmon)
L-Glutamine Improves Energy and Exercise Performance:
One of L-glutamine’s main roles in the body is to aid in detoxification by cleansing the body from high levels of ammonia. Glutamine converts additional levels of ammonia into other amino acids and amino sugars. Participating in 60 minutes of exercise can reduce glutamine by 40% in the body and suppress the immune system. This has a negative impact on your resistance training.
L-Glutamine Boosts HGH:
A study reported that glutamine also helps with human growth hormone secretion (HGH); this aids with fat metabolism and supports new muscle growth. When we supplement with L-Glutamine, research has suggested that HGH levels are up by nearly 400%; this leads to an increase in resting metabolic rate and improves the after-burn effect. The after-burn is essential as if continues to burn fat, aiding in weight loss and building lean muscle mass. In addition, supplementing with L-Glutamine can suppress insulin levels and stabilize blood glucose. This allows the body to use up less muscle mass.
Talk with Coach Fonseca during your nutritional coaching to see if L-Glutamine supplementation will aid in reaching your goals!