Targeted anabolic protection against physical depletion during intensive training or illness
PSNLifestyle L-Glutamine is an amino acid which plays a vital role in the maintenance of muscle mass, muscle recovery, optimum immune function and integrity of the digestive lining. Extreme intensity and prolonged physical activity, illness, infection, severe dieting and trauma are all catabolic stressors, which stimulate increased blood levels of stress hormones and deplete circulating glutamine levels. The consequence is muscle loss, cell dehydration and depletion. During stress conditions or serious competitive training, which is often associated with overtraining syndrome like muscle breakdown, weakened immunity, digestive damage and exhaustion, L-Glutamine provides anti-catabolic protection and promotes targeted recovery. Therefore, it is imperative to maintain glutamine levels at its ideal level during extreme physical challenges.
- Food allergies and sensitivities
- Inflammation of the digestive lining
- Stomach ulcers caused by stress
- Infections of the digestive tract
- Chronic use of anti-inflammatory or pain meds
- High intensity training
- Overtraining syndrome
Consume a total of 15g daily, split over three servings. Mix one (1) scoop (5g) together with 150ml of water or juice, depending on your nutritional requirements and consume in the morning, afternoon and before bed.
If you are pregnant or nursing use as advised by your physician. Consult your physician before use if you have any medical condition like epilepsy, kidney- or liver disease or if you are taking prescription medication. Do not use if you are taking anti-seizure or anti-epileptic medications. Do not take this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Do not exceed the recommended dose unless on the advice of your health care provider. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Keep out of reach of children. This product has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council.
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Who should use L-Glutamine?
L-Glutamine is a vital regenerative nutrient for those with inflammatory bowel disease and increased permeability of the digestive lining induced by medication, chemicals, alcohol, food allergens, stress, infections and excessive training. L-Glutamine is an essential supplement for serious athletes who are maintaining high intensity training programs. It provides targeted anabolic protection against the risk of physical depletion induced by intensive training or illness. L-Glutamine supplementation is indicated for the following conditions:
- Long term, high intensity training
- Overtraining syndrome
- Leaky gut syndrome
- Infectious diarrhoea
- Celiac disease
- Multiple food allergies
- Use of anti-inflammatory drugs
- Alcohol overuse
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Peptic ulcers
- Chemotherapy or radiation side effects
- Severe burns
- Muscle wasting
- Weak immune function
How can L-Glutamine benefit my athletic performance?
L-Glutamine has a significant anti-catabolic effect. During excessive physical stress induced by extreme training or illness, glutamine optimises muscle glycogen stores and blood glucose supply, inhibits the breakdown of muscle protein, optimises muscle recovery and stimulates the release of growth hormone and testosterone for the formation of new muscle cells and increased muscle strength and power. It also protects against muscle dehydration which induces protein breakdown. By improving cellular hydration, glutamine serves as a powerful signal for muscle protein synthesis and hypertrophy. Glutamine also protects and maintains the integrity of the digestive lining during excessive training, stress, infections, the use certain medications and exposure to chemicals. Professional athletes are constantly challenged with weakened immunity and opportunistic infections like upper respiratory tract infections which impairs training capacity. L-Glutamine strengthens immune protection and protects against weaknesses related to overtraining syndrome.
How does L-Glutamine improve digestive health?
The digestive system is constantly challenged by damaging factors like toxins, chemicals, food allergens, pathogenic infections, alcohol, physical and mental stress. L-Glutamine is an important fuel for intestinal- and immune cells. It strengthens immune protection within the digestive tract, protects against degeneration of the digestive lining and stimulates growth and repair of cells within the digestive wall. Hereby it inhibits the leakage of pathogenic organisms, toxic substances and food macromolecules across the intestinal barrier which increase the risk of systemic infections, allergies, autoimmunity and degenerative inflammatory diseases.
Can L-Glutamine be used with chronic medication?
L-Glutamine should not be used in conjunction with anti-seizure or anti-epileptic medication since it may reduce its effectivity.
Is L-Glutamine safe?
In healthy individuals, no side effects are associated with L-Glutamine if used within the recommended guidelines. Epilepsy sufferers should however avoid its use since it may increase the risk of seizures.
Can I use L-Glutamine whilst pregnant or breastfeeding?
Consult your physician before use whilst pregnant or breast feeding.
Can I use L-Glutamine if I have diabetes?
Yes. L-Glutamine used in the recommended dosage, can benefit diabetics. Please monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
If you are diabetic, always consult your health care provider before using any supplements to ensure healthy and safe blood sugar management