GLUTAMINE can be naturally found in beans, poultry, fish and dairy products. It is one of the most abundant amino acids in the body and is called a conditionally essential amino acid, meaning that the body is able to manufacture Glutamine on its own, but during times of extreme stress (such as following an intense workout), the body is not able to produce enough and may benefit from supplemental Glutamine. Fermentation Derived Helps Repair and Recovery from Intense Training Helps Protect Muscle from Breakdown It plays a role in the metabolism of protein while strengthening the immune system and supporting recovery. This important amino acid can help with the removal of lactic acid and prevent DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). ALLMAX Glutamine uses Glutamine crystals made from a natural fermentation process. This state-of-the-art process creates a unique, purified and isolated Glutamine ideal for supplementation. It is the most abundant amino acid found in muscle tissue. DIMINISH MUSCLE CATABOLISM Glutamine also helps to diminish catabolism caused by an increase in the stress hormone cortisol, which is elevated during exercise. A recent study conducted on the effects of glutamine on the muscle found that it actually blocks the action of cortisol’s interference with muscle protein synthesis and repair. This study shows that glutamine can provide an anti-catabolic effect. It can minimize the amount of muscle breakdown and can be particularly helpful when consumed after working out, when catabolism is at its peak. INCREASES Protein Sythesis and Nitrogen Retention. Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in muscle tissue and has recently been shown by research to increase the number of HSPs (Heat Shock Proteins). Aside from its well-known ability to help exercise recovery and boost immune function, it also helps to create new muscle tissue by increasing HSPs. It has also been shown to speed post-workout recovery by increasing the absorption of key electrolytes.