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Glutamine muscle recovery and growth enhancer

Glutamine product information is below these selections. Hard-training athletes who supplement with glutamine find they have shorter recovery times, less soreness, and faster muscle gain. Shouldn't you enjoy those benefits, too?

Glutamine helps you recover from workouts, so you gain the muscle you worked so hard for.

Following an intense workout, your body needs to replenish glutamine stores to aid in recovery. L-Glutamine can help increase muscle cell hydration and aid in protein synthesis. These and more functions of L-Glutamine can benefit athletes and bodybuilders by improving recovery and performance.

AST Sports Science L-Glutamine GL3 Powder, 1200gm #010039
AST Sports Science L-Glutamine GL3 Powder, 1200gm #010039
 
 
 
Use L-Glutamine GL3 Powder (1200 gm) to improve post-workout muscle recovery. Glutamine contributes to protein ... more info
Nitro L-Glutamine, Micronized, 500gm
Nitro L-Glutamine, Micronized, 500gm
 
 
 
Nitro L-Glutamine, Micronized, 500gm. Build lean muscle faster with L-Glutamine. Supplementation with it has b ... more info
AST Sports Science L-Glutamine GL3 Powder, 525 gm #010060
AST Sports Science L-Glutamine GL3 Powder, 525 gm #010060

 
 

 
Use L-Glutamine GL3 Powder (525 gm) to improve post-workout muscle recovery. Glutamine contributes to protein ... more info
IDS Total Recovery Muscle and Joint
IDS Total Recovery Muscle and Joint

 
 

 
IDS Total Recovery Muscle and Joint is a post-workout mix of L-Glutamine and MSM. Glutamine contributes to mus ... more info
  
MHP Glutamine SR, 1000gm #490057
MHP Glutamine SR, 1000gm #490057
  
 

 
Use MHP Glutamine SR (1o00 gm) to improve post-workout muscle recovery. Glutamine-SR's micro-feed technology a ... more info
Twinlab L-Glutamine Fuel, 120 caps #190855
Twinlab L-Glutamine Fuel, 120 caps #190855
 
 

 
Twinlab L-Glutamine Fuel (120 Caps). L-Glutamine is the most abundant non-essential amino acid in body, vital ... more info
  
  
  

 
I like glutamine, because it works. When I take glutamine with HMB, My recovery time from squats is less than half of what it is when I am not taking either one. This is true, regardless of what else I am taking!

Following an intense workout your body needs to replenish glutamine stores to aid in recovery. L-Glutamine can help increase muscle cell hydration and aid in protein synthesis. These and more functions of L-Glutamine can benefit athletes and bodybuilders by improving recovery and performance.

L-Glutamine is a tasteless, odorless powder that dissolves quickly in water. It can also be added to your favorite protein-containing drink to help enhance dietary intake of this conditionally essential nutrient.

Supplementing with L-Glutamine may just be the most effective way of assisting new muscle growth!

Glutamine has become more prominent as new studies reveal its outstanding contribution to protein synthesis (muscle growth), anti-proteolytic (prevents muscle tissue breakdown) functions and growth hormone elevating effects. Glutamine provides a critical link in muscle metabolism--a link not shared by any other single amino acid.

Glutamine is the most abundant single amino acid in the blood and in the intracellular free amino acid pool (most abundant amino acid in muscle tissue). It comprises 61% of the amino acid pool in skeletal muscle.

Glutamine's unique structure, containing two nitrogen side chains, consists of 19% nitrogen. This makes it the primary transporter of nitrogen into the muscle cell. In fact, glutamine alone is responsible for 35% of the nitrogen that gets into the muscle cell. Glutamine literally drives muscle- building nitrogen into the muscle cell where it is synthesized for growth.

So, why supplement with glutamine? Because glutamine concentrations fall markedly after training and remain low until complete recovery.

What this means: the very rigors of weight training "leak" nitrogen-carrying glutamine from muscle tissue. This drop in glutamine is catabolic to muscle tissue--that is, it causes muscle tissue loss. Supplementing with glutamine spares free glutamine in muscle tissue. This counteracts the drop in muscle protein synthesis, and improves nitrogen balance. Now you know why it works so well for my squats.

Glutamine overcomes "The Training Paradox." You train with weights to build muscle. The more intensely you train, and the heavier the overload you subject your muscles to, the greater the growth response will be. Glutamine is a key factor in muscle growth, and controlling the "skeletal muscle/whole body glutamine gradient" is critical in maintaining and building muscle tissue. The higher the muscle glutamine levels you can maintain, the less chance you have of falling into catabolism and the faster muscle will grow. But now there is more.

We all know growth hormone is an important anabolic hormone. The most important anabolic hormone! It regulates the metabolic processes (including protein synthesis) in almost all tissues throughout the human lifespan. Growth hormone provokes several anabolic actions on skeletal muscle: the uptake of glucose and amino acids, activation of muscle protein synthesis, suppression of muscle protein catabolism, and the utilization of body fat for energy.

In a recent release of the prestigious American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the results of a study on glutamine revealed that a single 2 gram oral dose of glutamine elevated circulating growth hormone levels by over 430%!

For years athletes and bodybuilders have been looking for a product to help them recover faster from workouts and competition, keep their muscles well hydrated for maximum growth and provide numerous other benefits in the muscle building process. In recent years most athletes have come to understand the benefits of L-Glutamine. Now further research into this topic reveals, the benefits may be greater than we had first thought.

L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body and makes up more than 60% of the intramuscular amino acid pool. L-Glutamine plays an important role in many body functions such as proper immune system function, the transfer of nitrogen between organs, precursor to DNA and regulation of protein synthesis and degradation. 

 

 

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