PhD Micronised L-Glutamine Description
• 100% Pharmaceutical grade
• Instant mix
• Micronised purity
L-Glutamine is a huge favourite within the world of athletics, body building,
strength training and any high-intensity activity. Body builders have
traditionally used L-Glutamine when preparing for a competition and embarking
on a restricted-calorie diet in an attempt to restrict muscle-loss and
maintain strength levels. Athletes and strength trainers similarly have
used L-Glutamine in an attempt to assist recovery and compliment a healthy
What is L-Glutamine?
L-glutamine is an amino acid found in proteins of all life forms. It
is classified as a semi-essential or conditionally essential amino acid.
L-glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body, and plasma glutamine
levels are the highest of any amino acid. L-glutamine is predominantly
synthesized and stored in skeletal muscle. The amino acid L-glutamate
is metabolized to L-glutamine in a reaction catalyzed by the enzyme glutamine
synthase, a reaction which, in addition to L-glutamate, requires ammonia,
ATP and magnesium.
Who needs L-Glutamine?
Any athlete taking part in a physically demanding activity that requires
a certain level of muscle mass.
The potential benefits of L-Glutamine supplementation
L-Glutamine is becoming one of the most widely-used supplements within
the health supplement industry. Not only is it proving extremely popular
with body builders, strength athletes and those interested in maximising
physical strength and power, it is also becoming a hot product for the
non-athletic individual interested in optimal health and strong immunity
Using PhD L-Glutamine may:
• Potentially improve athletic performance
• Increase protein synthesis
• Decrease the risk of infection in hard-training athletes
There are a number of key windows for using L-Glutamine powder:
Pre-exercise: Many athletes use L-Glutamine prior to intense exercise.
By topping up levels of this important amino acid we are ensuring that
our body may not be depleted as significantly as they would be without
use. L-Glutamine may play a vital role in helping athletes stay in an
anabolic state during intense exercise.
Post-exercise: Many body builders and weight training athletes may use
L-Glutamine in conjunction with Creatine Monohydrate post workout, in
an attempt to facilitate recovery. Studies have shown that using Creatine
Monohydrate and L-Glutamine together may increase muscle mass.
Upon waking: Many strength athletes use L-Glutamine immediately upon
waking. As sleep has enforced a prolonged period of fasting, use of L-Glutamine
in the morning may help to improve intra-muscular levels of this powerful
Prior to sleep: As the period of sleep may last up to 8-10 hours, use
of L-Glutamine prior to sleep may help ensure high intra-muscular levels
of the amino acid during the period when catabolism is most likely to
Recommended Use: When mixing PhD L-Glutamine in ice cold water, simply
add the desired serving size into the recommended amount of water and
stir for approximately 10 seconds.
Window 1- immediately upon waking: Use 10-20 grams of PhD L-Glutamine
stirred into 500ml of ice-cold water.
Window 2- Pre-workout Use 5-10 grams of PhD L-Glutamine stirred into 300
ml of ice-cold water or mixed into PhD Wired (pre workout intensifier).
Window 3- Post workout: Use 5-10 grams of PhD L-Glutamine stirred into
500ml of ice cold water or mixed into a serving of PhD Battery+/-3
Window 4- Before bed: Use 10-20 grams of PhD L-Glutamine stirred into
500ml of ice cold water.
As with many individual amino acid supplements, L-Glutamine may be best
consumed on an empty stomach, between meals!