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Studies related to Uric Acid and Glutamine

Glutamine Protects Against Increases In Blood Ammonia In Football Players In An Exercise Intensity-dependent Way

Effect Increase
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-7 Days
Number of Subjects 30
Sex Male
Age Range 18-29
Body Types Trained, Overweight
Notes for this study:
In a sample of professional football (American) players, 100mg/kg bodyweight glutamine supplementation was able to reduce serum increases in ammonia in response to exercise when taken chronically (5 days); it appeared to raise it acutely (single dose). Supplemental Alanine did similar effects as glutamine.

Urate was increased 10-20% acutely, with no influence over 5 days; Urea was increased 10-20% acutely and remained 10% elevated after 5 days. Creatinine release during exercise (biomarker of muscle damage) was unaffected by supplementation.