North Coast Naturals Fermented Glutamine (300g) Product Info
* Maintains the health of your intestinal tract.
* Helps your body produce glutathione, a key antioxidant nutrient.
* Ensures proper acid-base balance in your body
* Helps maintain your muscle mass.
* Vastly improves recovery times from injury, surgery and exercise.
* Increases resistance to colds.
* Slows the aging process by increasing “youth hormone”.
* Athletes note increased power and endurance.
Glutamine is an amino acid synthesized by the body from another amino acid, called glutamic acid or glutamate. Glutamine is referred to as a conditionally essential amino acid because under certain circumstances the body is unable to produce enough glutamine to meet its needs, so it becomes “essential” during these times to obtain glutamine from the diet. The most abundant amino acid in the blood and muscle tissue, glutamine participates in many important physiological functions and is especially important in maintaining the health of the gastrointestinal tract and the immune system. L-Glutamine is part of the body’s energy cycle (the Kreb’s Cycle), and can play an integral role in your total nutrition program. In recent years, glutamine has become increasingly popular among athletes, as it is believed that glutamine helps prevent infections following athletic events and speeds post-exercise recovery. Glutamine is found naturally in protein foods; however, supplementing L-Glutamine can boost your levels without ingesting excess calories from food.
What Is L-Glutamine and What Is It Used For?
L-Glutamine is among the most used supplements of all time. It is an amino acid (amino acids make up protein) and is usually found in all protein foods such as milk, cheese, meat, eggs and all quality protein powders.
Supplementation with 100% pure L-Glutamine powder has been happening for over 20 years now, but began mostly with athletes. They found it helps with recovery, alleviating physical and mental stress, joint pain, and mental fitness and also realized it had a profound effect on the body’s rate of tissue repair. Many people from all walks of life want more energy, a tighter body and a more youthful exuberance to their day – THAT is what you can realize for yourself, by taking L-Glutamine once or twice a day (2-5 grams per serving, or 1/2 to 1 teaspoon).
Quality Dictates Results
But what kind of Glutamine should you get? Are they all the same? Or are some better than others?
There are a few sources for L-Glutamine powder. The powder you want to get should be a nice, clean, white colour – not yellow, not slightly brown – just pure white. Some cheaper glutamine sources are wheat, which can deliver up to 30% glutamine, but wheat is hard to digest and it is ONLY 30% glutamine after all – are far cry from being 100% pure. So definitely avoid the brown glutamine powders.
Why Fermented L-Glutamine is Best
Now, within the white glutamine powders, there are differences. Most of the cheaper L-Glutamine on the shelves comes from shellfish – not the cleanest source for L-Glutamine, as there will be measurable amounts of harmful, cancer-causing heavy metals such as lead, arsenic or mercury. But no glutamine powder lists on their label that it comes from fish!
The best L-Glutamine in the world comes from a fermentation process of….beets! That’s right – beets. Beets are fermented with probiotic cultures and the yield of that interaction is a 100% vegan sourced, fermented L-Glutamine. This is the Cadillac of L-Glutamines and it just cannot be beat for quality, purity and results.In fact Fermented L-Glutamine is so pure, that it comes from the ONLY glutamine manufacturer in the world with a master drug file number for L-Glutamine (that means this powder is so pure, it’s the only one acceptable by use in hospitals).
You Get Exactly What You Pay For
Fermented L-Glutamine is the purest L-Glutamine you can find. It’s all vegan, non-GMO, free from impurities, heavy metals and hidden micro toxins. ONLY Fermented L-Glutamine is made to true 100% pharmaceutical standards. When you first start taking it, it will take a few days before you recognize the changes. These improvements will be subtle, but in a few days you will have more energy, some of the older aches and pains may start to dissipate, your memory might snap to attention more clearly and you might notice more pep in your step.
You might notice all of these benefits one day with the cheaper, inferior glutamine powders – but with Fermented L-Glutamine you WILL definitely see the improvements! Your body is the only you’ve got – treat it better than you would anything else and put only the very BEST into it!
North Coast Naturals Fermented Glutamine is:
* 100% pure from Natural Sources.
* Non – GMO.
* Zero fillers, zero sugar and zero impurities.
Glutamine is one of the most important nutrients for your intestines. It has the ability to ‘repair a leaky gut’ by maintaining the structural integrity of the bowels. Glutamine is well known for its ability to serve as a source of fuel for the cells that line the gastrointestinal tract. More specifically, glutamine is the preferred fuel source for cells lining the small intestine. By nourishing these cells, glutamine helps maintain the health and integrity of the gastrointestinal tract. A healthy gastrointestinal tract is vital to preserving overall well-being, as the lining of the gastrointestinal tract serves as a first line of defense against disease-causing microorganisms and also minimizes the absorption of potentially allergenic molecules. Glutamine also serves as a source of fuel for muscle and immune cells.
What does Glutamine do?
Glutamine also serves as a precursor to the antioxidant glutathione, participates in glycogen synthesis (the storage form of carbohydrate), and provides nitrogen compounds for the manufacture of nucleotides which are used to make DNA and RNA. Glutamine helps maintain cell volume and hydration, useful in speeding up wound and burn healing and recovery.
In addition, glutamine plays a role in maintaining the body’s proper acid-base balance. Glutamine is synthesized from glutamate and ammonia. Ammonia is a toxic waste compound with a high pH value, meaning that it is basic (as opposed to acidic). When ammonia levels are elevated, the body clears ammonia from the blood by synthesizing glutamine. If the blood is too acidic (pH too low), then the body can break down glutamine into glutamate and ammonia to increase the pH of the blood.
Youth and Immunity Booster
Studies have shown 2 grams of L-Glutamine daily increased growth hormone levels by over 400%.
Glutamine is a primary immune system “booster”. People who have recently had surgery, the common cold and especially people with high stress (mental or physical) tend to have greatly depleted Glutamine levels.
Studies have found that supplementing with 1.6 grams of Glutamine a day resulted in a 92% cure rate in 4 weeks over ulcers.
It must be noted fully that glutamine is the body’s most abundant amino acid; however, our bodies catabolize (destroy) our healthy tissue, to get at more glutamine, for repair functions; supplementing glutamine in your diet prevents this destruction and keeps our bodies functioning not only at peak levels, but also at HEALTHY levels!
These indicate a need for more glutamine:
* Regular high-intensity exercise
* Frequent colds and flus
* Intestinal dysbiosis, e.g., irritable bowel syndrome
* Low muscle mass or muscle wasting
Glutamine may play a role in the prevention and/or treatment of the following health conditions:
* Chemotherapy side effects
* Food allergies
* Irritable bowel syndrome
* Candida yeast overgrowth
* Post-exercise colds and flu
* Ulcerative colitis
* Improving mental alertness
* Maintaining good brain function
* Fighting food cravings
* Parkinson disease
* Muscular dystrophy
* Behavioral problems and autism in children
Food sources of glutamine include:
* Dairy products
Q: What is the recommended use for L-Glutamine?
A: During periods of high-intensity exercise or increased stress, try 2 to 4 grams (1/2-1 tsp) 2 to 3 times daily. Taking L-Glutamine after workouts or before bedtime, times when muscle tissue typically undergoes repair and recuperation can be particularly effective.
Because glutamine can be synthesized by the body from the amino acid glutamate, glutamine deficiency is not very common. Nevertheless, individuals undergoing severe physical trauma due to infection or extensive burns typically have low glutamine levels. These individuals often exhibit a weakened immune system and heightened intestinal permeability (also called “leaky gut”), which suggests that an inadequate supply of glutamine is associated with reduced immune function and increased intestinal permeability.
Q: Does Glutamine have side effects?
A: Consumption of glutamine from food sources alone is not known to cause any harmful effects. Glutamine supplementation, even in doses exceeding 10 grams per day, is also believed to be safe. Persons sensitive to monosodium glutamate (MSG) may want to avoid glutamine supplements, since the body can convert glutamine into glutamate. For this same reason, people with epilepsy or bipolar disorder should use glutamine supplements with extreme caution. To date, Tolerable Upper Intake Levels have not been established for glutamine. Taking excessive amounts of L-Glutamine has led to upset stomachs, it is always best to follow the recommended dosages.
Glutamine may be helpful in reducing the side effects associated with chemotherapy drugs, including mouth sores, diarrhea, and muscle and joint pain.
Persons taking an anti-seizure medication should consult with a health care practitioner before taking a glutamine supplement.
The body can produce some glutamine by converting an amino acid called glutamic acid into glutamine. In order for this conversion to take place, a form of niacin-vitamin B3 and pyridoxine- vitamin B6 are required. For these reasons, vitamins B3 and B6 can be regarded as helper nutrients when it comes to glutamine sufficiency in the body. Supplementing with L-Glutamine directly restores low L-Glutamine levels and is therefore much more efficient.
Muscle and blood concentrations of glutamine are rapidly depleted when the body is confronted with any type of physical stress. For example, high-intensity exercise, injury, surgery, burns, infections, and malnutrition cause the body to use up its stores of glutamine, and during these stressful times the body is unable to synthesize glutamine fast enough to meet its needs for this amino acid. Consequently, people under physical stress may be at risk for glutamine deficiency.
Also, the principle site for glutamine synthesis is muscle tissue. As a result, people with low muscle mass, such as the elderly, or muscle wasting diseases (for example, AIDS) may be at risk for glutamine deficiency.
North Coast Naturals Fermented Glutamine (300g) Customer Comments / Ratings
September 3rd, 2017
North Coast Naturals is a quality, affordable & natural line of products! The products taste good & do exactly what they say! I believe they are good value for your money! We should be proud that this is a Canadian line of products! SVN Canada has a good selection & usually the best prices, especially when they have a sale or promotion!
September 3rd, 2015
I love North Coast Naturals products, L-Glutamine is a main product for anyone training or doing sport, 100% natural and organic, they sell the L-Glutamine from that Japanese company I forgot the name, but apparently they make the best L-glutamine in the world, pharmaceutical grade and approved by hospitals.
Personally, I noticed easier gains during training period and less muscular loss during a non-training period, like advertised. I like to use 2g per day after training or before sleep. I don't use 5g like the bottle says since studies have shown that 2g per day increase growth hormone level by 400%. Plus, it is a great nutriment that can help a lot in overall health.