Recover faster, recover better: The importance of glutamine.
There’s no question your time in the gym is important to building the physique you want. A well-planned workout program and the hard work that goes into executing it are key in building muscle.
But top bodybuilders and weight lifters have known for years that while the microscopic breakdown of muscle fiber is the beginning to the process, it’s the second part that really matters — basically, the recovery and rebuilding of those same fibers. You don’t grow while you’re working out.
Nutrishop’s featured supplement of the week, Katalyst’s Glutacor, says it best: “It is during the muscle recovery process that the body adapts, grows and improves upon itself, healing from the work and growing in the process.”
It is indeed muscle recovery, and not the breakdown you’re doing in the weight room, that is the most important phase of the athlete’s muscular development. The “American Journal of Physiological Endocrinology and Metabolism” showed in a 2002 study that proper amino acid intake after working out is critical to stimulating muscle protein balance; the key makeup of Glutacor is designed to provide the quality amino acid glutamine.
Glutacor is a mega-dosed glutamine-based formula that delivers a wide range of benefits to a wide range of people. Specifically, young adults looking for healthier, more athletic figures will find glutamine to be essential, but so too will women who want to improve tone or men looking for an increase in general fitness.
Its most obvious advantage: The faster your body recovers, the faster you can get back to doing the hard work in the gym. Glutacor, available exclusively at Nutrishop, is designed to speed up that recovery process.
But there’s more to it than that…..
Research has shown that glutamine is an important supplement for those recovering from surgery, particularly gastric bypass patients. In 2003, John Brosnan from “Journal of Nutrition” explained in a study for The American Society of Nutritional Sciences that illness and injury go hand-in-hand with “the loss of massive amounts of glutamine” from the muscles. Glutacor is vital to people recovering from injury, or looking to avoid it.
In 2004, one Dutch study in Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care backed up that idea with its judgment: “Glutamine has a major impact on the functionality of the immune system. … Glutamine not only has a protective effect on cells of the immune system, but also on other cells of the body.”
Not all glutamine products are created equal, however. Glutacor is superior to other glutamine products thanks to its high dose of five different forms for better absorption into the body. Glutacor also features the Electrolyte Hydration Blend, which helps replenish electrolytes and keep the body hydrated, and Glutacor is also the only glutamine product to feature GlycoCarn, which has powerful antioxidant properties designed to help rid the body of metabolic waste and decrease muscle fatigue.
So who is this product right for? Like we’ve already seen, the chances are good that if you’re an athlete or if you do any muscular conditioning at all, you can expect gains with Glutacor. Of course, finding exactly where it fits in to your workout regimen, diet and supplementation plan is important, and any Chico Nutrishop employee can find the right way to help incorporate it into your own plans.