This article originally appeared on Nouri.

All people endure health issues within their daily livelihoods, but struggle to find the most efficient way to recover. Gut health, one of the many issues that affects almost everyone, is one of the most important parts of our health that we should keep in mind when encountering any illness. Searching for the proper probiotic supplements can leave a person flustered and confused. Despite the ever expanding and growing market for probiotics, a L-Glutamine supplement has always and continues to be the best way to treat and boost one’s gut health. This is why each of Nouri's Inner Immune packets include 5000mg of L-Glutamine. 

Knowing how confusing what certain ingredients, supplements, and medicines do and how they function, let’s begin by breaking down what L-Glutamine basically is and how it works. According to Dr. Grant Tinsley, an expert in exercise nutrition and physiology, glutamine in its most simplest form is one of our bodies most central and necessary amino acids. Being an amino acid (monomer of protein), glutamine naturally ties into our gut health and immunity.

As an amino acid Dr. Tinsley explains that glutamine can be naturally identified as either L-glutamine (common) or D-glutamine (uncommon). Glutamine is typically helpful within the form of L-glutamine, which is within oral supplements and foods. Taking a glutamine supplement will prevent a variety of gut and health issues.

There are two significant ways that glutamine will improve and heal our gut health according to Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, a distinguished expert in medical biophysics and New York Times bestselling author. These two basic ways are through improving our gut barrier and managing our gut microbiota.