What is Glutamine?
THE PROTEIN WORKS™ Glutamine is an Amino Acid produced within the liver and skeletal muscle. Making up 61% of our muscle, it is the most abundant Amino Acid in the body, helping us to process protein, giving more opportunity to make those all important gains. Considered a conditionally essential amino acid, it becomes essential during times of muscle wastage or illness..
How does Glutamine work?
Although our bodies produce Glutamine naturally, we often don't maintain optimal levels while exercising, that's where the bad boys from TPW™ come in! Adding Glutamine Powder to your diet helps contribute towards a reduction in muscle depletion during high intensity exercises and gives our bodies a helping hand in protein metabolism, ready for the next round of body busting workouts.
What does Glutamine Do?
Glutamine plays a key role in protein metabolism, which is essentially the breakdown of proteins in our muscles, allowing all TPW™ protein packed shakes and bakes to be absorbed quicker and easier into our muscles. During exercise, protein is key for not only helping to repair muscle fibres, but also energy production. Time is precious, so the quicker protein can reach your muscles, the better.
Glutamine also has protective roles against the damage caused by prolonged exercise. Intense exercise lasting longer than 60 mins depletes intestinal stores of glutamine, this leads to increased permeability and stomach discomfort. Supplementing glutamine could restore the gut which contributes towards the protection of your immune and digestive system, giving them extra personal security from infections and disease.
Why buy Glutamine?
Nobody likes to wake up the following day from a hard workout with aches and pains! Glutamine can help support recovery by repairing the damaging effect of an unaccustomed bout of exercise by ensuring your muscles process and receive protein quickly. Meaning that your muscles can repair and grow, without feeling stiff in the morning. Win, Win!
When is the best time to take Glutamine?
The best time to take Glutamine is around 30 minutes prior to physical activity, this ensures that your body and blood can process the Amino Acid and send it directly to your muscles. If you have a TPW™ Pre-Workout Shake you could also add Glutamine for added oomph. The added glutamine will allow your body to use its food stores for energy production, rather than using muscle, meaning that you can burn calories without worrying you’re going to lose that hard earned muscle mass.
Who should take Glutamine?
You should buy Glutamine if you love to workout or take part in physical activity on a regular basis. Perfect for any diet, but more prominently those who want to burn that dreaded belly fat, and keep their gains. Not only can Glutamine help you in the gym but it can also help improve your overall health and well being. Available in a variety of flavours specifically engineered in-house by THE PROTEIN WORKS™, you will be spoilt for choice.
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Serving Size: 5g
We recommend consuming 15g daily split over three servings:
- 5g in the morning
- 5g in the afternoon
- 5g before bed
Add 2 medium BLACK scoops (5g) to water or juice in your TPW™ Master Blender, shake and drink.
IMPORTANT: Before use, please check the included scoop is BLACK. If not, please contact us on 0845-4672411.>
Q. What is Glutamine?
A. Glutamine is the most abundant non-essential amino acid in the human body.
Q. When should I use Glutamine?
A. It depends on your lifestyle and goals, we recommend the following optimal serving times. Consume 15g daily. Usually servings are split into 3 equal servings of 5g in the morning, 5g in the afternoon and 5g before bed.
Q. What are main reasons for using Glutamine?
A. To restore glycogen levels, build new tissue and aid faster recovery after intense training and exercise. By adding Glutamine to your supplement regime, it increases the levels of glutaminc acid in the body, which helps metal focus and general mood.
Q. What does Glutamine taste like?
A. Glutamine doesn't really have a taste when mixed in with a protein shake. If taken on its own then is can have a slight bitter taste, so is best mixed with a flavoured juice.
Q. Is Glutamine an essential or non essential amino acid ?
A. Glutamine is considered a semi essential amino acid as your body produces Glutamine.
Q. What are the differences between essential and non essential amino acids?
A. There are in excess of 20 amino acids which make up all the proteins in the body. Between 9 and 12 of those are produced naturally by the body, and these are known as non essential amino acids. The other amino acids are not produced by the body therefore diet or supplements must be the source of those essential amino acids.
Q. Are there any specific health benefits associated with Glutamine?
A. Studies have shown that supplementing with Glutamine can boost the immune system and prevent infection and promote healing.
Q. Is all Glutamine the same no matter what brand you use?
A. As with so many things in life, if you don't ask the right questions, you won't get the right answers! The quality of ingredient can vary significantly and therefore the potency will do too. In addition, just because a product may be called pure it doesn't mean that it necessarily is. We recommend you read the ingredients and nutritionals on the label to better understand exactly what you are buying. We can assure you that our products are 100% pure. At TPW™, we are committed to transparency and openness in all our products and that is why we provide a Product Profile on Glutamine which gives a complete overview of the product's background including our approval, location of manufacture and money back guarantee applicability.
Q. How can I tell if the Glutamine I buy is good quality?
A. Look for the Certificate of Analysis which will give you the assurance that what you are buying is what it says it is.
Q. Is Glutamine suitable for vegans and vegetarians?
A. Yes, it is suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.
Q. Can I use Glutamine with other supplements?
A. The simple answer is yes. We recommend you always check serving instructions on each product if you plan on taking a combination of supplements.
Q. What if any side effects will I get from taking Glutamine?
A. We haven't heard of any nasty side effects from taking TPW™ Glutamine
Q. Is Glutamine found in natural whole foods?
A. Yes, it is naturally found in meat and dairy products, such as beef, pork and poultry. However, anyone who trains hard and heavy may require additional supplement intake of Glutamine to meet their body's requirements
Q. What effects should I expect from taking Glutamine alongside my training regime ?
A. Results vary depending on your diet, nutrition, training and individual body type. For an average individual, it helps the growth of lean muscle mass as well as muscle recovery.
Q. Who should take / benefit from using Glutamine?
A. Bodybuilders and strength athletes. Endurance athletes. Those new to weight training. People involved in team sports. Those who participate in regular intense training and exercise.