Weight Gain & Glutamine: A Short Introduction

In the recent days, the most common problem among all, especially the working professionals, is obesity. Gaining weight is easy, but losing the same takes a toll on you. An individual might overlook the weight gain when it is in the nascent state, but as the time progresses and it reaches to the extreme level, people start giving attention to the problem. Weight gain can be defined as the increase in body weight, mainly because of excess fat.

This is also possible because of excess deposit of muscle mass and fluids like water. If the gain is because of increase in muscle mass, it is beneficial as it is because of intensive exercise and bodybuilding. It also increases strength and vitality of the muscle. However, if the weight gain is because of excess fat deposit, it is harmful to the body. You need to work out on it and shed that extra weight.

The next part of the article is about glutamine, an amino acid. There are in total 20 amino acids and glutamine is one among them. This amino acid is not an essential one, but under certain circumstances, this also acts as an essential amino acid. Those situations include intensive physical exercise or severe gastrointestinal disorders. This acid is the mostly found free amino acid in human blood, which is found in concentration of 500-900 ┬Ámol/l.

This amino acid plays an important role in many physiological functions. It plays an important role in protein synthesis in human body and by producing ammonium; it regulates the acid-base balance in the kidney. After glucose, this amino acid is a source of cellular energy and donates nitrogen for many anabolic processes. During the citric acid cycle, it also donates carbon for refilling. This amino acid is produced by glutamine synthetase enzyme.

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