Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid found in your muscles. Following heavy or prolonged exercise, it protects muscle tissue and helps support muscle growth.* It’s involved in many metabolic processes and is the principal carrier of nitrogen in the body – transporting nitrogen from organ to organ, which directly influences the balance of protein synthesis and protein degradation.* This role as a free nitrogen donor helps your muscles build the other amino acids they need to recover quickly.*
SUPPORTS INCREASED CELL VOLUME, PROTEIN SYNTHESIS AND GLYCOGEN REPLENISHMENT*
A volumized muscle is an anabolic muscle! Glutamine helps support increased cell volume and is necessary for leucine uptake, both of which are needed to turn on protein synthesis!* Protein synthesis is the key to building muscle and recovering quickly after training (Fumarola C, La MS, Guidotti GG, 2005. Amino acid signaling through the mammalian target of rapamycin [mTOR] pathway: Role of glutamine and of cell shrinkage. J Cell Physiol. 204:155-65.) Glutamine also helps support increased glycogen replenishment – another key component to improving recovery an increasing training frequency for more muscle and strength gains!