Muscle Feast Glutamine is designed to:
- Stimulate muscle protein synthesis
- Reduce muscle breakdown
- Replenish muscle glycogen stores
- Speed recovery time
- Improve immune function and gut integrity
What is Glutamine?
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid (building block of protein) in the body. The body can make enough glutamine for its regular needs, but extreme stress (the kind you would experience after very heavy exercise or an injury), your body may need more glutamine than it can make. Glutamine is highly in demand throughout the body. It is used in the gut and immune system extensively to maintain optimal performance. 60% of free-form amino acids floating in skeletal muscles is Glutamine. Glutamine plays a very important role in protein metabolism, and it appears to be a very important nutrient for athletes.
What are the benefits?
L-Glutamine stimulates muscle protein synthesis and is effective at replenishing energy for muscles (glycogen) after exhaustive exercise which may lead to quicker recovery.
L-Glutamine may also increase cell volumization (hydration) and lead to increases in muscle hypertrophy. Lastly, L-Glutamine has been shown to reduce protein breakdown and support immune function. Lehmkuhl et al. (2003) found individual supplementing with glutamine and creatine monohydrate for 8 weeks increased body mass, lean body mass and initial rate of power production compared to placebo.
5 grams daily immediately post exercise
Any Side Effects?
Reports of an upset stomach are associated with ingesting large quantities of glutamine; using smaller doses is recommended if this occurs. Glutamine supplement is considered safe when used in accordance with proper dosing guidelines. At the time of this writing, the most commonly experienced side effects while taking glutamine include: constipation and bloating.
However, anyone with cirrhosis of the liver, kidney conditions, Reye’s syndrome, or any type of disorder that can result in an accumulation of ammonia in the blood are advised to avoid supplemental glutamine.
In addition, because of the potential for side effects and interactions with medications it is crucial that you always speak to a knowledgeable healthcare provider before taking any dietary supplements, including glutamine. This advice is also recommended for anyone suffering from a health condition.
Pregnant and nursing women should only take an amino acid such as glutamine after consulting your physician.
As an adult dietary supplement, take one serving (5.4g) in 8 ounces of water immediately 15 to 30 minutes prior to working out and immediately after. An additional serving may be consumed prior to bed or upon waking.