HIGH IMPACT Glutamine™ is a pure powder form of the amino acid L-Glutamine. It is the most plentiful free amino acid in the body’s muscle tissue. L-Glutamine plays a very important role in protein metabolism, cell volumization and the decreasing of muscle breakdown (1, 2). Give your body the strength it needs with HIGH IMPACT™.
The Extreme Anabolic Stimulator
Glutamine is known to promote anabolic conditions in muscle cells and increase the rate of protein synthesis. It was long thought that glutamine was indirectly responsible for this anabolic state. It now seems that glutamine indirectly promotes growth by increasing the hydration state of muscle cells. The amount of water in cells can change in a matter of minutes, going from being fully hydrated to a state of dehydration. It has been found that the amount of water inside a muscle cell can alter its metabolism, especially protein synthesis and turnover. When cells are swollen with water, this inhibits the breakdown of protein, glycogen and glucose and stimulates protein and glycogen synthesis. If a cell becomes dehydrated, it shrinks and goes into a catabolic state that breaks down the muscle’s vital proteins.
When glutamine levels are high in muscle cells, this stimulates the entry of other amino acids into the cell. Amino acids cannot directly enter the cell but must be carried in by a special transport system. The unique thing about this system is that when it allows an amino acid to enter, it also allows sodium to enter. As the amino and sodium levels increase in the cell, this causes water to be absorbed across the membrane and the cell swells to an anabolic state. When glutamine levels are depleted during intense exercise the cells become dehydrated and enter a catabolic state.
When a person trains intensely they will start depleting their muscle glutamine stores before they have fully recovered from their previous workout. The result is that each day the amount of muscle glutamine gets a little lower. The more a person trains, the more glutamine they use and the greater the catabolic response. People suffering from overtraining are also more susceptible to disease and infection as a result of lowered immunity. This may be due to the role of glutamine as a primary source of fuel for the immune system.
Klimberg VS, Souba WW. The importance of intestinal glutamine metabolism in maintaining a healthy gastrointestinal tract and supportingthe body’s response to injury and illness. Surg Annu1995; 22:61-76.
Souba WW, Klimberg VS, Plumley DA, Salloum RM, Flynn TC, Bland KI, Copeland EM 3rd. The role of glutamine in maintaining a healthy gut and supporting the metabolic response to injury and infection. J Surg Res. 1990 Apr; 48(4):383-91.
RECOMMENDED USE OR PURPOSE:
√ Helps to assist in muscle cell repair after exercise.
√ Helps support immune system health after periods of physical stress.
√ Helps support digestive system health after periods of physical stress.
RECOMMENDED DOSE (ADULTS): Take one (1) scoop, once daily.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Mix one scoop with a glass of cool water and drink freshly.
CAUTIONS: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are following a low protein diet. Do not use if security seal is broken. Keep under normal storage conditions, in a cool and dry place. Keep out of reach of children.
ALLERGEN INFORMATION: This product is produced in a facility that processes milk and egg ingredients.
CONTAINS NO: Salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, invert sugars, soy protein, fat, shellfish, artificial colors, preservatives, nuts or GMO.
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