Blue Beast Glutamine 1000gL-Glutamine supplementation will minimize breakdown of muscle and improve protein metabolism.
L-Glutamine is obviously an important thing for your body to have, but will supplementing it do any good? Turns out there are many benefits to using this supplement:
Everyone’s favorite L-Glutamine benefit is of course this first one. Because our muscles are made up in such large portion of Glutamine, supplementing this amino acid can greatly help with protein synthesis. It does this in two ways. First, when the body is low on glutamine levels, intensive workouts can cause muscle wasting and cause you to tire much more quickly. Supplementing with glutamine allows your muscles to fight just a little bit longer, ultimately helping boost your strength. The addition of extra glutamine to the system also of course helps with repairing muscles after your exercise.
Of course, remember that L-Glutamine by itself DOES NOT cause you to instantly gain muscle mass. In order to gain lean muscle mass, a healthy diet and consistent exercise are needed. Glutamine is a supplement, not a miracle pill.
Cell Volume and Hydration
By helping our cells maintain a healthy volume and hydration level, glutamine can actually decrease recovery time from wounds and burns, just as it helps to repair muscle more effectively.
Increased Growth Hormone
Studies have shown that Glutamine supplementing can drastically increase levels of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) in the body. In fact, some have shown increases in as much as 400%. This helps with multiple things. For one thing, HGH increases lead to an increase in metabolism. This increase in metabolism makes you able to process food much more quickly, as well as burn off fat cells more efficiently. HGH is also a very critical component in building muscle.
Energy Source for Immune System
Glutamine can act as a primary energy source for the immune system. By doing this, it boosts your overall ability to fight infection and disease.
Glutamine is absolutely critical to gastrointestinal health. Studies have shown it fixes such problems as ulcers and leaky gut, sometimes very quickly. It also helps overall with your digestive system, as it is one of the most important nutrients for your intestine.
Increased Brain Function
As an innate neurotransmitter, L-Glutamine can help the different parts of the brain pass on information, improving recollection, attentiveness and concentration.
Blood Sugar Levels
Glutamine can help the body suppress insulin, and by doing so keep blood sugar levels stable. By doing this, the body needs to use up less muscle mass to keep blood sugar levels healthy, which can be a big problem for those on low calorie diets.
Decrease Alcohol and Sugar Cravings
Due to the blood sugar stabilizing effects of glutamine, supplementing the amino acid can in fact help curb sugar cravings. This is especially important for those people that have issues with occasionally cheating on an otherwise healthy diet.
It has also been shown that glutamine supplementation can fight alcohol cravings in a similar manner. In fact, in double blind tests it has even sometimes help cure alcoholism.
Supplementing with L-Glutamine
Clearly there are many benefits to using an L-Glutamine supplement, but how does one go about doing it? What type of supplement should be used, when should it be taken, and how much should be taken?
It really doesn’t matter which type of glutamine you choose to supplement with (between pills and powder). Personally, I like to simply mix the powder in with a protein shake. While that works well for me, some people prefer to take pills. Both have the same effects.
There is a lot of debate as far as when you should take L-Glutamine and in what quantities. For body builders, most experts agree that you should take between 5 and 15 grams per day, spread out in two to three servings throughout the day. The most popular times to take it are in the morning, before and after a workout, and right before bed. Any time will honestly work, just keep things consistent and you should see the benefits.
Each serving (4.5 g) contains:
L-Glutamine 4.5 g