Balance Glutamine 1000. Assists recovery post exercise. Helps maintain positive nitrogen balance. Helps maintain healthy digestive function. Improves the absorption of nutrients to help maintain gut health and immune function. Glutamine provides 80% of the body's free nitrogen and is important to help maintain positive nitrogen balance in response to catabolic stress following intense exercise or injury. Fuel and recovery. Can be used in conjunction with whey protein, to help achieve optimal results. Each capsule provides 1000mg of Glutamine. 50 capsules.
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Glutamine is a neutral glycogenic amino acid, the most abundant amino acid in the body. Glutamine is broken down and taken up into the absorptive cells of the intestine and is used as fuel for the intestinal mucosa and lymphocytes. For this reason Glutamine is highly beneficial for chemically sensitive individuals, immune enhancement, infections of the gut, leaky gut syndrome, radiation damage, stress, surgery, surgical stress, ulcers and wound healing. Glutamine helps form acetylcholine and is a precursor to the formation of GABA, therefore decreases symptoms of depression, behavioural problems, epilepsy, poor concentration and senility. Prolonged exercise causes glutamine release from muscles causing catabolism. Glutamine proves important in reducing fatigue, a declining immune system and in improving muscle gain for athletes. Under conditions of mental and physical stress the synthesis of glutamine may struggle to keep up with demand, requiring glutamine supplementation in these situations.
Adults: Take 1-5 capsules daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.
When: Take evenly throughout the day, including one after training.
Who: Tri- and team sports competitors, body builders and weight training individuals, elite athletes.
The body primarily forms glutamine in skeletal muscles, the kidneys, liver, adipose tissue, the lungs and heart. As much as 60 per cent of free-floating amino acids in the muscle is stored glutamine. The main consumers appear to be the kidneys, gut and cells of the immune system. On a low carbohydrate diet, the liver may also consume glutamine. The immune system needs glutamine as an energy source for cell growth and division. Glutamine is used at a high rate by lymphocytes and macrophages (part of the lymphatic system which neutralises foreign material and toxic substances). Glutamine is also involved the transfer of nitrogen between organs and the detoxification of ammonia. It also helps maintain the acid-base balance during acidosis (an increase of acid or a decrease in alkali as the body alters the pH of body fluids). Because the immune system uses a lot of glutamine, it quite often robs it from muscles. Hence, the more stress your immune system is under, the more chance of the muscles being in a catabolic condition. Likewise, the stress of a hard workout can decrease muscle glutamine levels. Glutamine is also an important vehicle for the transportation of nitrogen and carbon within the tissues. Carbohydrate-depleted diets result in greater protein breakdown during exercise. Studies measuring urea excretion after exercise in carbohydrate-depleted conditions support this theory. Glutamine is essential to dieting or a low-carbohydrate diet. When the body is in a carbohydrate-depleted state, the muscle during exercise will use branch chain amino acids as fuel. The ammonia produced from the oxidative process of these amino acids will be released from the muscle primarily in the form of glutamine and alanine. Prolonged exercise is known to increase plasma (blood fluid) cortisol levels, which promotes protein catabolism and glutamine release. Gluconeogenesis (conversion of proteins and fatty acids to glucose by the liver) may also be induced in the liver, gastrointestinal tract and renal glands.
Each capsule provides 1000mg (1g) of Glutamine.Formulated without added yeast, gluten, lactose, dairy, flavour, colour, artificial sweeteners, sugar, soy, egg, fish or preservatives.
Keep out of reach of Children.