Glutamine Builds Rock Hard Muscle!
Glutamine is truly and amazing nutrient; it has been used for many years to treat certain immune and digestive disorders, traumatic recuperation after surgery, and enhance muscular growth under stress. This one amino acid is truly one of the most astounding nutrients to be offered to the industry since its inception! L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid found in the body, making up approx. 60% of the total free form amino acids. It is the only amino that contains 2 atoms of nitrogen per molecule. The fact that Glutamine contains two atoms of nitrogen is very significant, in that this extra nitrogen is available to promote the increased synthesis of muscle tissue! In essence Glutamine is known as a nitrogen shuttle, in that it picks up nitrogen and drops it off at sites around the body wherever it is needed. Glutamine builds muscle in a number of ways; its primary function is to increase nucleic acid and protein synthesis by generating a hydrated state within the cell. When the cells are hydrated protein synthesis increases, this hydrating mechanism also has the effect of preventing protein breakdown. When levels of Glutamine are high in the cells this also directly affects the entry of other Amino Acids and sodium into the cell. When there is an abundance of sodium in the cell, it helps to maintain this swollen hydrated state that also inhibits the breakdown of glycogen (stored sugars) and that hard gained muscle tissue. Even branch-chained amino acids don’t work a well as Glutamine when taken alone to increase muscle tissue and prevent muscle breakdown!
MICRONIZED GLUTAMINE POWDER
Serving Size: 1 scoop (about 5g)
Amount per serving: L-Glutamine U.S.P. 5g
Directions: Take one serving (approx. 5 grams) mixed in 150ml of water or juice, two to
three times per day, evenly spaced, on an empty stomach.