Max’s Glutamine+ is one of the three latest additions to Max’s new Lab Series range. With the Lab Series essentially designed for more serious or hardcore supplement users, a specific glutamine supplement is a natural addition, given its popularity for immune support and muscle recovery. But how do you make a glutamine supplement exciting (apart from calling it glutamine+!)? Max’s answer was to include an additional form of glutamine.
Max's Glutamine+ Highlights
Being a relatively simple product and formula, there’s not much to highlight about Max’s new Glutamine+ other than it’s a 65:35 mixture of l-glutamine and n-acetyl l-glutamine. As with some of the other products in the Lab Series, Glutamine+ does not come with any sweeteners, fillers or flavours. So the product will appeal to individuals that value more ‘pure’ products.
Max's Glutamine+ Ingredients & Dosage
Max’s recommend a 5g serving of Glutamine+ after training and before bed. This is despite the fact that many other glutamine supplements recommend doses upward of 10g per day. But with a 500g tub size, 10g per day will give users 50 serves, which is pretty decent. Max’s state that n-acetyl l-glutamine is a more stable form of glutamine than normal l-glutamine, which unbeknown to many is actually unstable when placed in water and prone to break down. L-alanyl-l-glutamine is the other noted stable form of glutamine, however, Max chose not to include it in this formula.
Max's Glutamine+ Pros & Effectiveness
There is credible evidence supporting the fact that n-acetyl l-glutamine is a more stable form of glutamine that shows more potency than normal l-glutamine. So in this sense Max’s new Glutamine+ should be more effective than a run-of-the-mill l-glutamine supplement. While Glutamine+ comes free of fillers, flavours and sweeteners, it’s hard to make a case for this as a major pro, given that most glutamine powder products come unflavoured/unsweetened.
Max's Glutamine+ Cons
There’s nothing fundamentally bad or negative about Max’s Glutamine+. At the end of the day, it’s pretty hard to screw up a relatively simple glutamine product that only has two ingredients. Some might argue that the serving size should be bigger, but users can always exercise their own discretion if they wish to use a larger serving.
Max's Glutamine+ Flavours, Taste & Mixability
Plain glutamine powder is relatively tasteless and certainly more tolerable than an unflavoured BCAA mixture. In this sense, it’s easy to mix Glutamine+ with water, juice or as part of a protein shake without adversely affecting the taste of either. Only super individuals with super fussy palates would find it hard to take the product as directed.
Max's Glutamine+ Verdict
A glutamine supplement is a natural addition to any amino acid range and with the challenge of trying to differentiate a new supplement in an already over-crowded category, Max's have done well with their new product Glutamine+. The simple inclusion of a different form of glutamine that is more stable provides a clear point of differentiation for consumers that are in the market for a new glutamine supplement.