Since we recently started our series of blogs about amino acids in Shilajit, it’s only fitting that our next stop is glutamine. If you’re interested in reading about glycine in Shilajit, click here. For amino acids in general, click here. If you’re keen to know basically anything else about Shilajit, you’ll want to click here. Now that we got this out of the way, let us get back to glutamine in Shilajit. This very important amino acid plays many important roles in our system, from supporting the immune system to being a building block of protein. How exactly that happens is something we’re about to find out.

Glutamine in Shilajit


Glutamine is actually the most abundant free amino acid in the body. It can be made in your body, but we can also consume foods like milk, nuts, kinds of wheat, and corn. It is produced in the muscles and is then distributed by the blood  everywhere else in your body. While our body makes the glutamine it needs to function, it may require more when stressed from injury or illness. However, it is still suggested that supplementing with glutamine can offer some health benefits and advantages, and scientists continue to study the amino acids potential to prevent or treat certain conditions.

There are many clinical studies that show how beneficial glutamine is since it shows remarkable results in easing cancer treatments effect, muscle wasting, oral inflammation, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Supplementation is also linked with shorter hospital stays and lower mortality rates for sick patients.

We already told you many times that Shilajit is one of the most powerful natural immune system boosters. Partly (but not nearly entirely) this can be traced to glutamine, which is the main fuel source for your body’s lymphocytes, which fight disease and infection. When you get sick or injured, these immune cells’ ability to defend your body drastically reduces. As a result, glutamine is currently part of clinical nutrition supplementation protocols and/or recommended for immune-suppressed individuals.


While playing an important role in your immune system support, it also plays a major role in ingestion regulation. It supports good gut health and protects against serious problems like leaky gut while helping maintain your intestinal lining. This ensures that your body absorbs the nutrients it needs every time. And as a coincidence, much of our immunity comes from a healthy gut, which is closely connected to everything else in our body. There’s evidence that glutamine supplements may also benefit people with gut conditions, like Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, and gut inflammation.

Healthy gut


    Did you know, that at first, Glutamine was known and promoted as a fitness supplement? It was supposed to enhance muscle growth and help with fatigue. The first claim was never supported by any clinical study, however, it has been proven to some extent that glutamine can help with reducing fatigue and improve muscle recovery after exercise. This was supposed to help with performance and achieving better results.

    Fast recovery with Shilajit

  3. As you can see, Glutamine is something special. And just as it happens, there is a lot of it in our Shilajit. Just goes to show what an amazing substance Shilajit is while simultaneously helping us understand what’s behind its beneficial effect. A gift of nature backed by scientific research, what more would you want.

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