has fast become a product with a stand-alone reputation, and with very good
reason. This is a reputation built on results and backed up by much medical
research, something that can be claimed about few supplements. The most abundant
amino acid in human muscle tissue, glutamine use is strongly indicated in
periods of trauma and stress. Post-surgical conditions, wasting diseases such as
cancer and trials involving stress responses to exercise, have all come up with
the same results - massive depletion of glutamine.
We also know that low carbohydrate diets can have a disastrous effect on
glutamine reserves, a point that deserves more than a little consideration by
any athlete who has to restrict carbs or make weight. Its depletion due to
gluconeogenesis during prolonged exercise is also well documented, as are the
subsequent indications for use by endurance athletes.
Likewise, power athletes have also been shown to suffer from low glutamine
levels, demonstrating that glutamine depletion is not solely carbohydrate
dependant. Uptake of glutamine by the gut, liver and kidneys as an energy
substrate is the most likely culprit in these circumstances. Although glutamine
has been demonstrated to elevate growth hormone, we know that its ability to
attenuate the catabolic actions of cortisol is independant of this activity.
Improved immune function is also another direct result of glutamine influence on
cortisol and circulating leukocytes.
Pro-Glutamine is made from only the purest glutamine available and is not to
be confused with inferior glutamine products. A daily dose of around 5 to 20
grams is best divided and taken in a glass of cold water and preferably on an
empty stomach for maximum absorption. Ideal times to consume glutamine:
immediately before a workout, just before bedtime or in the middle of the night.
Remember that gaining muscle is about the constant battle between the body's
anabolic and catabolic processes. Pro-Glutamine can help tip the balance in the
right direction. E
ach 10 grams of powder contains 10g L-glutamine Each 10 grams of L-Glutamine
contains 40 calories Aids recuperation Anti-catabolic Improves immune system
Boosts GH release