The Health Benefits
Glutamine's importance was first demonstrated in the 1930’s by Sir Hans Krebs - one of the pre-eminent biochemists of all time. Dr. Krebs - a master at metabolic cycles, is best known for his discovery of the citric acid cycle ( krebs cycle ) which creatine is involved in. But few are aware that he was the first to recognize glutamine's significance in nitrogen metabolism. Glutamine has now been recognized by doctors and professionals for providing significant contributions in preventing muscle breakdown, maintaining Glutathione (GSH) levels, improving protein synthesis, elevating growth hormone levels, plus many other health beneficial functions. Glutamine supplements have been a critical staple in athletes diets due to the fact that glutamine levels fall after intense training and do not rise to full strength until complete recovery has occurred. It has been a critical supplement for AIDS and cancer patients because it helps prevent muscle wasting.
Problems with Glutamine
One problem with L-Glutamine is that it is highly insoluble. Put it in water and watch how poorly it mixes up. It will mix up like a cloudy liquid. If it does not dissolve, absorption can become difficult. Clinical science and practical experience have also proven that it does not reach the blood in concentration levels needed to fully replenish healthy levels of glutamine. In addition, a little known fact, is that almost all of the research done on free form glutamine supplementation was done in hospitals on subjects receiving the glutamine intravenously. Just because you buy and take something called glutamine, does not mean you are going to benefit from all the metabolic functions that glutamine performs. To address this potential problem, products were developed that contain glutamine peptide in place of L-glutamine; the peptide form allows these supplements to be consumed without glutamine being metabolised in your digestive system. The disadvantage is, Glutamine Peptides are so bitter tasting, it makes it hard to swallow. It is almost impossible to mask the bitter taste. Putting it in capsule form is then a thought. But to get recommended therapeutic doses you would have to consume at least 20capsules at a time. Which is not practical.
ASN Advanced Sports Nutrition is a company which strives for one thing. Results! Following in the footsteps of NANO Creatine, ASN is proud to be the first company in the world to bring you another scientific breakthrough with the development of - NANO Glutamine. A Glutamine supplement with enhanced absorption for uptake directly into your body.
Use 1/3 less than normal Glutamine
A lot of companies suggest you take at least 10grams of Glutamine per serving. This is because a lot of Glutamine is utilised by your digestive system, so the theory is if we flood the digestive tract with Glutamine some will actually pass through into our body. If it could pass directly into our body without being ‘robbed’ by our digestive system you would not need to take as much. Therefore, because of the enhanced absorption of the NANO-Glutamine, only 3 grams per serving (approx)1 heaped teaspoon is needed providing better utilisation.
The Many Functions of Glutamine
Glutamine is a unique Amino Acid in that it contains two Nitrogen molecules - this feature gives Glutamine all of its unique health benefits and makes it the most versatile nutrient, other than water, in the human body.
Some of the many functions of Glutamine include;
The Essential Supplement
Having so many important functions in the human body, one would think Glutamine would be a part of everybody’s diet. It has long been used in hospitals for patients suffering from burns, wounds and bacterial infections. It’s importance to athletes has also been known by sports institutes for a while. So what is the problem? Is it lack of education or the cost? It is probably both, but more the cost. At ASN we aim to change all that. Compared to other foods or supplements, Glutamine is an expensive product. In the past to get maximum benefit out of Glutamine, you have to take it in large doses. With most people on a budget the cost becomes out of reach because you only have a small number of servings that last only a couple of weeks. However, with the new NANO Glutamine, Glutamine supplementation is now affordable. That’s because with NANO Glutamine you only use 3 grams per serve which gives you the same benefits as using over 10 grams of standard Glutamine. This equates to over 2 months supply of Glutamine instead of a few weeks.
Now everybody can afford the benefits that Glutamine provides. The Health Benefits of using NANO Glutamine outweighs the cost compared to any other supplement. With a little education, in future we may well see NANO Glutamine become a part of everybody’s diet, just like Multi-Vitamins & Minerals are a part of everybody’s health today.