Glutamine is an amino acid, one of the 'building blocks' of our bodies - and actually the most abundant and one of the most important one for our muscles. While Glutamine falls within the 'non-essential' amino acids category because your body can naturally synthesise it - it often becomes depleted due to heavy exercise, and is proven as incredibly beneficial when supplemented due to its ability to improve recovery following a workout, increase muscle growth through protein synthesis, support immune function, and also boost general wellness.
- Improves muscle growth and repair following tough training sessions - Supports the immune system and protection against injury and illness - Can improve gut function and general wellness - 100% Pure Natural Fermented L-Glutamine
Not every amino acid is created equal. While they are all important to maintain a healthy and properly functioning body, there are definitely some amino acids that become quickly depleted by an active lifestyle, and ones that play a more important role in the musculoskeletal system. Glutamine is one of those. Comprising of about 60% of all amino acids in the body, glutamine is one of the most abundant, and this is due to its having some of the most important roles. However, within individuals that train hard, glutamine stores have a higher demand, and that is where supplementation of products like International Protein Glutamine comes in!
The first benefit you're likely to notice and reap the benefits from with supplementation of Glutamine is improved recovery from each session. We want to see you smash each session with a new life of energy - rather than wincing at each rep because your quads are still burning from the last leg day. Glutamine, as a transport system for over one third of your body's total nitrogen, stimulates healing in all kinds of stress and trauma throughout your body. Therefore, for boosting recovery, Glutamine is an essential nutrient required by the body - whether it be small muscular micro-tears, post-workout soreness, major injuries, or bouncing back from an intensive surgery.
Second, Glutamine helps to boost immune function. Glutamine also has a key function as a regulator of lymphocytes and cytokines - which are the white blood cells and the messengers for those white blood cells that control our immune response to pathogens (the cold and flu bugs that attack). Often, this role takes the preference of Glutamine stores. This explains why athletes will often feel significantly more sore or fatigued at times during sickness or just before sickness. The supply of Glutamine is spread thin over pathogen attack sites fulfilling an immune function, whilst also trying to spread nitrogen to facilitate recovery and ends up in insufficient amounts. Supplementation, by increasing the general pool of Glutamine to draw from, helps to overcome this.
Finally, Glutamine actually also plays a role in the digestive system - one which is significantly less mentioned within supplement and nutrition companies. Glutamine can help reduce gut inflammation (the horrid bloating you get) and also increase the absorption of essential nutrients. Through an increased absorption and supply of essential nutrients, our body has a general better wellbeing in a number of factors and bodily systems.
One benefits that sets International Protein Glutamine from the rest is the fact that it's made naturally. Therefore, International Protein's L-Glutamine has a lighter odour, cleaner flavour and a less metallic after-taste that synthetic L-Glutamine.
Is this product Vegan?
This product contains no animal products. However, we note that this product does not satisfy vegan certifications, as it is manufactured within the EHP facility that also processes whey protein (a non-vegan product).
Does this product contain any banned substances?
No, this product has been tested and confirmed to contain no banned substances. However, we advise that the list of banned substances as noted by the Australian Regulatory Board, ASADA, changes very frequently. For utmost assurance, please consult the ASADA Supplement Checker or contact the MAK Crew.
Is this product safe for use during pregnancy?
While this product has demonstrated no adverse effects or conditions for those who use during a pregnancy, we recommend discontinuing use for the duration of pregnancy to ensure safety. For more information, consult a medical professional.
Is this product gluten-free?
This product may contain traces of gluten, and we advise against use for those following a celiac or gluten-free diet.
We recommend a serving size of 1/3 heaped scoop (1.9g).
To mix, combine with water, or simply add to pre or post workout drinks.
This product is most effectively used by the body when taken before or directly after a workout.
However, for maximum results and benefits, this product can be taken up to 3 times per day (one serving per use).