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Glutamine is a naturally occurring amino acid and one of the most abundant amino acids in the body (comprising approximately 30% of amino acids in the plasma). It is usually classified as a ‘conditionally’ essential amino acid as it is produced by the body, but during periods of extreme stress or trauma it is released from the body and may need to be replenished. Glutamine is naturally found in beans, poultry, fish and dairy products. The majority of Glutamine is produced in the skeletal muscle and adipose tissue, additionally; glutamine is synthesized in the lungs, liver and brain. It is predominately used for fuel by small intestines, immune system, hair follicles and the gastrointestinal tract.
"Glutamine supplementation is beneficial during periods of stress, such as after training."
Glutamine ensures the body remains in a state of lean tissue growth. For those who train, supplementing with glutamine ensures the body’s stores of this important amino acid are optimized and skeletal muscle size is maintained. Working out can lead to suppression of the immune system. Intense exercise can quickly deplete glutamine in the muscle cells causing the immune system to weaken and decreases the body’s levels of glutamine. Research has shown that supplementation with glutamine can alleviate the decline of glutamine concentration in the bloodstream following intense exercise.
"Glutamine may diminish catabolism."
Glutamine also helps to diminish catabolism caused by an increase in the stress hormone cortisol; which is elevated during exercise. A recent study conducted on glutamine’s effects on the muscle found that glutamine actually blocks the action of cortisol’s interference with muscle protein synthesis and repair. This study shows that glutamine can provide an anti-catabolic effect which is beneficial for athletes and bodybuilders.
Glutamine supplementation has been found to help elevate glutamine levels in the body and produce an anti-catabolic effect. It can minimize the amount of muscle breakdown and can be particularly helpful when consumed after working out; when catabolism is at its peak.
"ALLMAX Glutamine is manufactured with the purest raw ingredients at a Pharmaceutical Grade Manufacturing facility."
ALLMAX Nutrition™ Japanese Micronized Glutamine provides recovery after training and enhances the immune system which can be compromised during intense exercise. ALLMAX uses the proprietary GLUTAMAX™ technology to minimize the particle size of the glutamine creating a clean, white and extremely fine powder. ALLMAX Nutrition uses only the purest raw ingredients through a pharmaceutical grade manufacturing facility. This pharmaceutical grade Glutamine is not heat or chemically treated.