Fitness Tips

Why do I get sick when I exercise?

It has to do with a deficiency of L-glutamine. 

• L-glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid

• It’s needed by your white blood cells at high levels

• It supports the gut immune mucosa layer

Low L-glutamine in combination with overtraining or too much exercise may cause:

• Immune suppression

• Less ability to fight infection 

What to do if you get sick while you exercise:

• Take L-glutamine (5-10 grams per day) 

Other things that can cause you to need more L-glutamine:

• Systemic inflammation 

• Chronic inflammation 

• Post-surgery

• Trauma/burn

Last updated: Feb 05, 2024 15:52 PM