L-glutamine is a non-essential amino acid that is a large component protein in skeletal muscle tissue. L-glutamine is also found in high concentrations in the brain, intestinal lining, lungs, heart, kidney and liver.
L-glutamine can be a source of cellular energy, along with glucose. Because of this, L-glutamine is often used in work-out supplement programs. L-glutamine also supports hepatic and renal systems, as well as muscles, in being a component of protein synthesis.
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What is the difference between the regular L-Glutamine and the L-Glutamine Alpha-Ketoglutarate?
The difference between free-form analogs such as L-Glutamine and an analog with an attached group sometimes involves increased bioavailability and sometimes differing effects specific to the additional molecule.
L-Glutamine alpha-Ketoglutarate is actually a dipeptide of two amino acids, L-Glutamine and alpha-Ketoglutamate. Having both bound together increases bioavailability in the body through portal circulation. There are benefits to the alpha-Ketoglutamate for heart health as well.
Between N-acetyl L-Glutamine and the L-Glutamine alpha-Ketoglutarate, the main difference is alpha-Ketoglutaric Acid, an amino acid, versus the N acetylization of L-Glutamine, a stable and effective delivery system.
The L-Glutamine alpha-Ketoglutarate is a dipeptide of L-Glutamine and alpha-Ketoglutaric Acid. There are 2 molecules of L-Glutamine and one molecule of alpha-Ketoglutaric Acid, in the form A-G-A.
N-Acetyl L-Glutamine contains one amino acid that has been chemically altered to add an acetyl group.
In general, N-acetyl L-Glutamine is taken for nootropic and neurological health benefit whereas L-Glutamine alpha-Ketoglutarate is taken for cardiovascular health and muscle growth and recovery following strenuous exercise.