Pure L-Glutamine Powder
Glutamine Powder™ from Universal Nutrition provides the purest, most active L (Levo) form of glutamine for athletic supplementation. Glutamine is considered to be a "conditionally" essential pro-anabolic amino acid. Glutamine may be the most crucial variable in promoting optimum protein synthesis while helping block cortisol to prevent protein breakdown in muscle. Many athletes use glutamine to aid in recovery and to help reduce the pollution of lean muscle.
Glutamine is one of the most adaptable amino acids, among the top aminos used by elite athletes. Among its many responsibilities, glutamine detoxifies ammonia, regulates protein synthesis and degradation, acts as a nitrogen precursor and transfer, promotes cellular hydration, stimulates growth hormone production, maintains acid balance, boosts the immune system, is an energy precursor and increases glycogen production in the liver.
Glutamine is both anabolic and anti-catabolic. Glutamine makes up about 60% of the body's total intramuscular free amino-acid pool and 20% of the total circulating amino acids. Unlike almost all other aminos, glutamine has two nitrogen atoms. Because of this extra nitrogen atom, glutamine is called a nitrogen "shuttle." Glutamine transfers nitrogen where the body needs it most.