Glutamine is literally part of your muscle makeup, the key facilitator of the recovery process of your body, a key nutrient within your blood, and one of the most important players in your body's immune, repair and rebuilding systems. Glutamine comprises a whopping 60% of all of your body's amino acids. So when you ask, what's the importance of Glutamine, we honestly can only answer with 'gosh, where do we start?'. Supplementation of Glutamine has a huge variety and vast benefit on your recovery, on your muscle growth, on boosting your immune system, on eliminating muscle soreness and even on gut health! As far as no-brainers go, Glutamine is certainly one in our books .
- Supports improved muscle recovery and muscle health - Also increases lean muscle gain and strength performance - Boosts immune function and holistic wellness of your body - Pure, premium quality L-Glutamine that you can trust
Glutamine is a natural amino acid within our body, the non-essential kind that means your body can naturally synthesise itself. Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the human body, accounting for a total of 60% of all amino acids, and thus has some huge roles to play within your body - from recovery, to immunity, to overall health and wellness. However, Glutamine is often under-existing for active individuals. For those undertaking strenuous workouts and pushing their body a little harder, supplementation of Glutamine has proven benefits in getting your recovery fast tracked and more effective.
Glutamine functions as a recovery booster for your muscles through its properties as a transport system for nitrogen. Nitrogen stimulates healing in all kinds of stress and trauma, and is therefore an essential nutrient required by the body in the process of recovery - whether it be small muscular micro-tears, post-workout soreness, major injuries, or bouncing back from an intensive surgery. Therefore, without sufficient Glutamine, the nitrogen required for recovery doesn't get to the right place at the right time, and your body is left a little sorer and significantly slower in recovering and rebuilding than it otherwise can be.
Glutamine also acts upon the immune system - 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). Glutamine directs and ensures effective proliferation of lymphocytes, making sure they are sent to the right places when needed. Thus, to achieve a system that is most effective at keeping the bad guys out and your body in top notch function to keep performing at 100%, Glutamine is pretty readily needed. With supplementation, rather than spreading the Glutamine stores thin, your body has ready and plentiful supplies to achieve both function to maximum potential - with absolutely no trade-off.
There's a few key things that make Optimum Nutrition Glutamine in particular really special. First of all, it's unflavoured, for maximum versatility. Chances are you've stumbled across some other supplements across the MAK site that you're already taking and absolutely loving - whether it be a fat burner, an amino acid recovery tool, or a super tasty and gain boosting protein, and with Optimum Nutrition Glutamine, you can just mix the goodness right in! One shake and done legend. Its also made with utmost premium quality and purity ingredients, and is specifically filtered to make Optimum Nutrition Glutamine extremely mixable - you can kiss the days of gritty powders goodbye!
Is this product vegan?
While this product contains no animal-products, it is produced within a facility that handles animal-products and may contain traces of dairy or eggs. Therefore, for those leading a vegan-lifestyle, we recommend consulting other options (check out the ATP Glutamine!)
Is this product gluten-free?
This product does not contain any gluten, however is produced within a facility that works with other products and may contain traces.
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.
We recommend a serving size of 1 heaped tablespoon (5.15g).
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).