Take glutamine, and watch your squats and presses increase dramatically.
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Twinlab L-Glutamine Fuel (120 Caps). L-Glutamine is important for maintaining blood sugar levels, enhancing gut immune function, bodybuilding, endurance, fat metabolism, regulating carbohydrates and protein, and preventing lactic acid build up. It assists with brain and nerve functions, GI tract integrity, joint maintenance, and soft tissue maintenance. Ground delivery is 1 or 2 business days to most USA locations.
Use glutamine for faster recovery and better gains from your weight training. Think of glutamine as a muscle growth enhancer and muscle loss inhibitor.
For example, if your twice-monthly front squats leave your abs hurting for three days and your quads hurting for five--taking glutamine will reduce this to one and three, respectively (I know this because it's what I am getting for results). Consequently, you can train harder and gain that lean muscle mass you are after.
As a dietary supplement, take 2-6 capsules daily or as directed by a health professional or trainer.
Faster recovery from hard workouts.
Better environment for muscular growth.
Serving Size 2 capsules
Servings Per Container 60
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
*percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
A high quality protein shake.
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.
What it is
Glutamine provides a critical link in muscle metabolism--a link not shared by any other single amino acid.
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.
What it does
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.
Glutamines unique structure, containing two nitrogen side chains, consists of 19% nitrogen. This makes it the primary transporter of nitrogen into the muscle cell.
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.
Glutamine concentrations fall markedly after training and remain low until complete recovery.
Why you need to supplement with glutamine
The very rigors of weight training leak nitrogen carrying glutamine from muscle tissue. This fall in glutamine is catabolic to muscle tissue. We call this "The Training Paradox."
Supplementing with glutamine spares free glutamine in muscle tissue counteracts the fall in muscle protein synthesis, and improves nitrogen balance. 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.
We all know growth hormone is an important anabolic hormone. In fact, it's 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 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%.
L-Glutamine is the most abundant non-essential amino acid in body, vital in treating alcoholism, sugar cravings, epilepsy, mental disorders. It's also important for maintaining blood sugar levels, enhancing gut immune function, bodybuilding, endurance, fat metabolism, regulating carbohydrate and protein, preventing lactic acid build up. It assists with brain and nerve functions, GI tract integrity, joint maintenance, and soft tissue