Nitro L-Glutamine, Micronized, 500gm. Build lean muscle faster with L-Glutamine. Supplementation with it has been shown in countless research projects to be an effective way for men and women to improve their workout recovery, boost their immune system, and help prevent over-training.
L-Glutamine is a conditionally essential amino acid for athletes because physical activity depletes your body’s supply of it. Therefore, proper supplementation with L-Glutamine will help maintain higher muscle nitrogen levels and greater Glutathione levels (your body’s main anti-oxidant). This can result in significantly greater workout intensity levels and increased athletic performance and recovery.
If you weigh 100 – 180 lbs. mix (1) heaping teaspoon (about 5-7g) in water 30 minutes before, and immediately after, physical activity.
If you weigh more than 180 lbs., mix (2) heaping teaspoon (about 10-14g) in water 30 minutes before, and immediately after, physical activity.
To Maximize your body’s recovery, you can take an additional serving before bed.
Cycling recommendations: No cycling is necessary or recommended.
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NITRO L-Glutamine(TM) is micronized. The increased surface area means you can absorb your glutamine faster and more efficiently. You get more glutamine for your buck!
Serving Size: 1 teaspoon (~5g).
Servings per Container: 100.
Micronized L-Glutamine: 5g
Stack this with creatine, immediately after a workout. Add to your protein drinks or meal shakes.
Increase the intensity of your workout (fewer reps per set, with heavier weight in each set). If you do 3 sets of 10 reps, you are sacrificing intensity for conformity. Change that silly pattern before supplementing. You should find each set harder to do than the last, so it will necessarily consist of either fewer reps or less weight. If each set is the same, you are doing something wrong. Think about the logic, here. Then, implement the change and watch your results improve.
L-Glutamine is essential for maintaining intestinal function and aiding in the immune response.
After glutamine is synthesized in skeletal muscle, it's released into the bloodstream and transported to the kidney, liver, and small intestine. It also is transported to the cells of the immune system, where it plays yet another vital role.
Glutamine is used by white blood cells and contributes to normal immune-system function. Individuals with muscle-wasting and immune-system related illnesses (such as cancer or AIDS) whose bodies can't make their own supply of glutamine will benefit from glutamine supplementation.
Glutamine is used to make the body’s primary cellular antioxidant, Glutathione. Glutathione is an important molecule that exists in almost every cell of the body.Glutathione is required to maintain the normal function of the immune system. Lack of glutathione has been shown to contribute to a variety of health conditions and immune disorders.
L-Glutamine supplementation has been shown in countless research projects to be an extremely effective way for men and women to increase their body’s recovery time, boost their immune system, and help prevent over-training (a potentially dangerous, muscle wasting condition).
Intense exercise disrupts the immune function, and increases detrimental lactic acid and ammonia levels. When you start to exercise, your body starts to release glutamine from the muscles back into the blood.
After you finish exercising, the muscles continue to release glutamine. This causes a severe depletion, which leads to dehydration. Glutamine acts as a cell volumizer, increasing the hydration state of the muscle cells.
Once the cells are dehydrated they enter a catabolic (muscle-wasting) state, leading to overtraining and decreased gains.
Normally, L-glutamine is considered a nonessential amino acid because it's manufactured in the body by combining glutamic acid and ammonia (a waste product of metabolic activity). But studies have shown that during strenuous exercise or heavy stress, the need for glutamine can increase beyond the body’s ability to synthesize it. And that makes it “conditionally essential."
For example, athletes doing intensive anaerobic exercise showed a 45% drop in plasma glutamine compared to pre-exercise levels. When the same athletes continued aerobic exercise for 10 days, their plasma glutamine dropped by 50%.
Some people had depressed glutamine levels as long as six days after exercise. Studies also show that athletes who overtrain can be at increased risk for infection. Therefore, L-Glutamine supplementation should be a part of your program, due to its ability to dramatically improve recovery, enhance immune function, and boost muscle growth.
Protects against muscle loss.
Helps prevent muscle from being catabolized (torn apart) to provide glutamine to other cells in the body.
Helps maintain cell volume and hydration, speeding wound healing and recovery.
Helps boost growth hormone levels.
Boosts immune function. This is important because intense training can greatly deplete Glutamine levels. Glutamine is a primary energy source for your immune system.
Enhances intestinal health. Glutamine has the ability to help maintain the structural integrity of the bowels.
Helps restore glycogen and cellular energy levels.
Boosts brain function. Glutamine improves mental alertness, clarity of thinking, and mood.
Enhances joint health. The amid group of L-Glutamine contributes to the biosynthesis of glucosamine, which helps protect joints from degradation and injury.
Increased Growth Hormone output.
Scavenges lactic acid and detoxifies ammonia from muscle tissue. This allows to you to do harder, longer workouts with less muscle soreness.
Micronized L-Glutamine™ is an odorless powder that is micronized for greater absorption. It can easily be mixed into your favorite beverage.
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the human body. Over 61% of skeletal muscle is Glutamine. It is the most important amino acid because it plays an important role in strengthening the immune system, transporting nitrogen and supporting protein synthesis.
A positive cellular nitrogen balance is crucial for lean muscle growth. Glutamine consists of 19% nitrogen, making it the primary transporter of nitrogen into the muscle cells. In fact, glutamine is responsible for 35% of the nitrogen that gets transported into the muscle cells.
Glutamine drives muscle-building nitrogen into the muscle cells, where it is synthesized for growth. This is why the loss of glutamine from training causes a loss of nitrogen from muscle tissue. This double loss is extremely catabolic.
Supplementing with glutamine spares free glutamine in muscle tissue, counteracting the drop in muscle protein synthesis and improving nitrogen balance. This helps to alleviate “Over-Training Syndrome (OTS)” and the “Training Paradox.” You want to train hard to improve performance, but the harder you train the more likely you are to overtrain. Therefore, the higher the muscle glutamine levels you can maintain, the less chance you have of falling into catabolism. And the faster muscle will grow.
In addition, L-glutamine supplementation has also been shown to increase one of the body’s most important and anabolic hormones: growth hormone (GH). GH regulates several metabolic functions including protein synthesis, increasing fat utilization for energy, and improving glycogen replenishment. 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 GH levels by over 430%!