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Can Glutamine Supplements Help Protect Your Body from Wear and Tear?

woman_arm_flexWhen you’re browsing the aisles of your local vitamin store or natural pharmacy, you’ve probably walked past the amino acids section, taken a look at all those substances ending in “-ine” and wondered, “should I be using these?”

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein—they’re used in every cell of the body to create the proteins your body needs to function. Because of the fundamental role they play in your body’s function, it’s worth taking a look this class of supplements.
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Guest Post: Supplement Overload

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Caffeine? Glutamine? Omega-3s?  What’s your plan?

Whether you’re training for a 5K or planning to play a game of soccer, you may be looking for a supplement to help you get one step ahead of your competitor. With all the information out there about supplements claiming to improve your performance, how do you know you’re on the right track?

Before you visit your local health food store to purchase an ergogenic aid, do your homework. You may want to research whether or not there is any evidence to back up the claim about a particular supplement. In a recent abstract review of supplement claims, it was noted that 52.8% of the websites making performance-enhancing claims did not provide any references and there was no systematic review process for almost half of the references that were noted.

An athlete’s main concern is to improve physical performance, so he or she does not typically take the time to analyze or review studies. Most don’t even know where to start.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.