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Unformatted text preview: The amino acid glutamine plays an important role in muscle recovery because it stimulates muscle-protein synthesis and prevents muscle atrophy. Glutamine is one of the basic building blocks, not only of all skeletal muscle, but also of the cells in the immune system. After an intense workout, glutamine levels can drop by as much as 50 percent. If you do not supplement with glutamine (or get it through eating eggs, meat or protein powders), your body will break down existing muscle tissue in order to replace what exercise depletes. References: How.com http://www.ehow.com/muscle...
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2012 for the course HEALTHCARE 240 taught by Professor Myles during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10