Hi there, I'm Stella Metsovas and today we are talking about glutamine supplementation and your heart rate. So what exactly is glutamine you ask. Glutamine is an amino acid that is found in our genetic code, an essential rule to how information exchanges between protein and our cells and is the most abundant amino acid in our body. It's considered a nonessential amino acid but could be considered risky if you engage in excessive exercise like my six hour days in the pool, a long time ago or when a digestive condition like Celiac Disease exists. In fact, the GI tract alone accounts for 40% of total glutamine utilized within our body. Common functions of glutamine include protein synthesis, the regulation of acid based balanced in the kidneys, cellular energy as a source next to glucose, carbon donation for the citric acid cycle, that's basically your metabolism. In a study from "The British Journal of Sports Medicine," researchers found that both glutamine and Omega 3 supplementation protects against exercise induced hyper ammonia depending on the exercise intensity and supplementation duration. The body can usually make enough glutamine if you live in a normal to moderately active lifestyle and have foods readily available like poultry, yogurt, beans, eggs, spinach and parsley. The best way to supplement with glutamine is with food or drink at room temperature. Take approximately 500 mgs. one to three times a day and always I mean always make sure to consider your prescribed drug, herbal and vitamin interactions on a website like Drugs.com.