L-Glutamine (Glutamine) Amino Acid
L-Glutamine Supplement from Reflex.
L-Glutamine (Glutamine) has it's devoted followers, and seems to be increasing
in popularity amongst weight trainers and athletes the like. Some companies
market L-Glutamine as a "Muscle Builder" however, it seems to have
more evidence to support it's use as an anti-catabolic agent. i.e. has more
benefit for reducing muscle wastage / breakdown in the face of reduced calories
(fat loss diet). It is also claimed to boost the immune system, especially important
in very heavy training schedules by lifters and athletes alike.
Glutamine (L-Glutamine) isn't a supplement I take regularly, however my training
isn't as intense as it once was. needless to say, should I ever get back to
training "excessively", I would more than likely add Glutamine to
my daily supplement arsenal.
Check out Reflex Nutrition's details below.
The amino acid, Glutamine, has become more prominent as new studies reveal
its unique contribution to protein synthesis (muscle growth), anti-proteolytic
(prevents muscle tissue breakdown) functions and growth hormone elevating effects.
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 - making 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
Glutamine concentrations fall markedly after training and remain low until
complete recovery. What this means is, the very rigours of weight training leak
nitrogen carrying glutamine from muscle tissue. This fall in glutamine is catabolic
to muscle tissue. Supplementing with glutamine spares free glutamine in muscle
tissue, counteracts the fall in muscle protein synthesis, and improves nitrogen
Suggested use: Take 5 grams before and after training, and another 5 grams
before bedtime for optimal results.