Glutamine

Does glutamine work?

Glutamine Claims

The supplement database currently has 19 claims for Glutamine. The claims include: decrease protein breakdown, decrease body fat, increase strength, improve recovery, reduce muscle damage, reduce muscle soreness, improve immune function, increase muscle mass, improve cycling sprint performance, increase weight loss, lower blood pressure, lower fasting glucose, improve insulin sensitivity, lower total cholesterol levels, lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels, lower triglyceride levels, improve cardiovascular endurance, improve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) performance.

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Glutamine

The overall effectiveness rating for glutamine is 1.9 out of 3. This rating means there is some evidence that using glutamine may lead to positive results. This rating also means that some evidence does not back up all claims. Below you can find individual ratings for specific claims.

Overall Confidence Rating for Glutamine

There are 30 studies in the database on glutamine; the confidence rating is 32. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this rating is for glutamine as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about glutamine. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

The effectiveness rating for glutamine's ability to decrease body fat is 2.3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 60. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about glutamine's ability to decrease body fat.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2.3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 60

The effectiveness rating for glutamine's ability to decrease protein breakdown is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about glutamine's ability to decrease protein breakdown.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for glutamine's ability to improve cardiovascular endurance is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about glutamine's ability to improve cardiovascular endurance.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for glutamine's ability to improve cycling sprint performance is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about glutamine's ability to improve cycling sprint performance.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for glutamine's ability to improve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) performance is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about glutamine's ability to improve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) performance.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for glutamine's ability to improve immune function is 2 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about glutamine's ability to improve immune function.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for glutamine's ability to improve insulin sensitivity is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about glutamine's ability to improve insulin sensitivity.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for glutamine's ability to improve recovery is 2 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 60. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about glutamine's ability to improve recovery.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 60

The effectiveness rating for glutamine's ability to increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about glutamine's ability to increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for glutamine's ability to increase muscle mass is 2.5 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 40. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about glutamine's ability to increase muscle mass.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2.5 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 40

The effectiveness rating for glutamine's ability to increase strength is 1.7 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 60. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about glutamine's ability to increase strength.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1.7 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 60

The effectiveness rating for glutamine's ability to increase weight loss is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about glutamine's ability to increase weight loss.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for glutamine's ability to lower blood pressure is 2 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about glutamine's ability to lower blood pressure.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for glutamine's ability to lower fasting glucose is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about glutamine's ability to lower fasting glucose.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for glutamine's ability to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about glutamine's ability to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for glutamine's ability to lower total cholesterol levels is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about glutamine's ability to lower total cholesterol levels.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for glutamine's ability to lower triglyceride levels is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about glutamine's ability to lower triglyceride levels.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for glutamine's ability to reduce muscle damage is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 60. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about glutamine's ability to reduce muscle damage.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 60

The effectiveness rating for glutamine's ability to reduce muscle soreness is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 60. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about glutamine's ability to reduce muscle soreness.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 60