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Hard-training athletes who supplement with glutamine find they have shorter recovery times, less soreness, and faster muscle gain.
What it is
Glutamine is a crystalline amino acid that greatly shortens recovery time and aids in building new muscle. It occurs naturally in various foods, just not in the quantities needed by the hard-training athlete.
L-Glutamine is an 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.
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.
It is not a drug, nor is it the dangerous substance the uninformed (e.g., many doctors) claim it is. In fact, there is not one peer-reviewed study or laboratory test showing creatine is
dangerous (unless you don't take enough water with it, then it will crystallize, but so will vitamin C under the same conditions).
What it does
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.
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 linknot shared by any other single amino acid.
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.
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.
So, why supplement with glutamine? Because the body's 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 recovering from 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. See the Growth tab.
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%!
As a dietary supplement, add 5 grams to water, your protein shake, or the beverage of your choice. Consider doing this several times a day, if you are training especially hard. Ingesting more than 5g at a time probably won't help you very much and probably won't taste very good. So if you need more glutamine, spread out your intake across the day.
Adding creatine to your post-workout protein drink will restore the ATP you've exhausted from the muscles. So a creatine/glutamine stack accelerates recovery.
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 that the benefits may be greater than we had first thought.
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