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Amino Acid - L-Glutamine 500 mg Caps (50 Count)

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  • Cognitive Support
  • Bone, Joint, and Musculoskeletal
  • Digestive-Gastrointestinal Support
  • Energy Support
  • Quick Notes:

    • L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid found in muscle.
    • Important for tissue rebuilding and repair!

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    Quick Notes:

    • L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid found in muscle.
    • Important for tissue rebuilding and repair!
    • It is converted to glutamic acid in the body to support cerebral function.
    • L-Glutamine is important in maintaining digestive-gastrointestinal health
    • May be conditionally essential during intense athletic training.
    • Convenient, easy-to-swallow capsules!

    Overview:

    This encapsulated formula uses the L form of Glutamine because it is structurally similar to the natural form which is manufactured by the body. Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body and is involved in several metabolic processes including maintenance of proper pH balance, glucose production for energy, and plays a significant role in the synthesis of DNA and RNA. Glutamine is important for tissue rebuilding and repair! Glutamine is also important for overall intestinal health since is an important energy source for cells lining the intestine. Its deficiency may cause gastrointestinal disorders. Glutamine passes the blood-brain barrier where it is converted to glutamic acid. Studies indicate glutamine may be required in greater amounts during periods of stress or prolonged illness therefore it is imperative to maintain adequate levels of glutamine L-Glutamine supports the growth of new cells which may enhance the healing of wounds such as burns, surgical and or trauma related injuries.

    Research indicates:

    • Supports cellular energy, growth and repair
    • May support healthy immune function
    • May be useful in the enhancement of wound healing
    • Deficiency may be linked to several gastrointestinal disorders. Supplementation may improve symptoms of these disorders while supporting overall health of the intestines

    Ingredients

    Amino Acids

    L-Glutamine

    Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule daily with food.

    Storage:

    Keep in a cool, dry place.

    Allergy Warnings:

    This product is contraindicated for individuals with hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

    Interactions:

    • Everyone has unique body chemistry. All patients should be aware of potential drug and supplement interaction. You are encouraged to consult with your primary health care professional before taking any supplement product.

    • If you have any type of kidney or liver disease, are taking anti-seizure medications, or are pregnant or lactating, consult a health care practitioner prior to using this product.

    Pregnancy Warning:

    If you are pregnant, nursing, have any health condition, or are taking any medications please consult with your health care practitioner before using this product.

    Keep out of reach of children.

    Disclaimer:

    • The following scientific literature references, articles, and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
    • This product is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.
    • Information about this product is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.
    THANKS!
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    2. Shao A, Hathcock JN. Risk assessment for the amino acids taurine, l-glutamine and l-arginine. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2008 Jan 26.

    3. Amara S. Oral Glutamine for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. A nn Pharmacother. 2008 Aug 12.

    4. Quan ZF, Yang C, Li N, Li JS. Effect of glutamine on change in early postoperative intestinal permeability and its relation to systemic inflammatory response. World J Gastroenterol . 2004;10:1992-1994.

    5. Antonio J, Sanders MS, Kalman D, et al. The effects of high-dose glutamine ingestion on weightlifting performance. J Strength Cond Res. 2002;16:157-160.

    6. Candow DG, Chilibeck PD, Burke DG, et al. Effect of glutamine supplementation combined with resistance training in young adults. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2001;86:142-149.

    7. Akobeng AK, Miller V, Stanton J, et al. Double-blind randomized controlled trial of glutamine-enriched polymeric diet in the treatment of active Crohn's disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2000;30:78-84.

    8. Castell LM, Newsholme EA. Glutamine and the effects of exhaustive exercise upon the immune response. Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 1998;76:524-532.

    9. Castell LM, Newsholme EA. The effects of oral glutamine supplementation on athletes after prolonged, exhaustive exercise. Nutrition. 1997;13:738-742.

    10. Griffiths RD, Jones C, Palmer TE. Six-month outcome of critically ill patients given glutamine-supplemented parenteral nutrition. Nutrition. 1997;13:295-302.

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    FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions - Amino Acids

    • What are amino acids?

      Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and are critical for the body to function properly. Protein has an important job in building and rebuilding body tissue and providing the body with nitrogen, an essential element for all living beings. They are absolutely vital and have wide-ranging roles, including the repair and maintenance of muscles, organs, ligaments, connective tissues, glands, nails, hair, skin, etc.  Amino acids are considered the building blocks of life a deficiency in even one of them can have detrimental effects on one’s health and well-being.

       

      There are both essential and nonessential amino acids. Essential amino acids must be obtained from the diet while nonessential amino acids are made by the body.

       The following is a list of the essential and nonessential amino acids:

       ESSENTIAL

      Isoleucine

      Leucine

      Lysine

      Methionine

      Phenylalanine

      Threonine

      Tryptophan

      Valine

       

      NONESSENTIAL

      Alanine

      Arginine

      Asparagine

      Aspartic acid

      Cystine (cysteine)

      Glutamic acid

      Glycine

      Histidine

      Hydroxylysine

      Hydroxyproline

      Proline

      Serine

      Tyrosine

    • What is the difference between essential and non-essential amino acids?

      Generally speaking, there are twenty critical amino acids used by cells in protein biosynthesis. Nine of these amino acids are termed “essential” and need to be acquired from dietary sources; the body cannot produce them. “Nonessential” amino acids, on the other hand, are produced in the body from other amino acids when given an adequate supply of nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.  Nevertheless, in certain life stages or during certain situations even some of these nonessential amino acids are required in such substantial quantities they are considered “conditionally essential”.

    • Are the amino acids in Amino Acid Complex “free form”?

      Yes, they are in free form.

    • Why is there an “L” in front of the amino acids on the label?

      Amino acids are by definition any molecule that contains both amine (amino) and carboxyl functional groups.  All amino acids share this common chemical "backbone" that consists of a carbon atom to which four substituent groups are bonded: a nitrogen-containing amino group (NH2), a carboxyl group (COOH), a hydrogen (H+) atom and an "R" group. 

      The "R" group or side chain varies in electric charge, size, structure and solubility in water, giving each amino acid its distinct chemical properties.  Since all amino acids (except glycine) contain at least one asymmetrical chiral carbon atom, which produces a stereoisomers (mirror image), they exist in nature as two forms (stereoisomers).  The forms are designated as either D- or L-, depending on their structural relationship to a right- or left-handed reference point.  While both forms are found in biological systems, all amino acids constituting proteins are composed of the L-form. DL-amino acids are a 50/50 mixture of both the D- and L- form of the molecule.

    • Is 5-HTP fat soluble?

      5-HTP is an amino acid and the absorption of amino acids in the intestine depends on transporter molecules, so solubility in fat or water is not instrumental for absorption. In addition, the research shows that 5-HTP is effective whether you take it with or without meals.

    • What is the difference between L-Carnitine and Acetyl L-Carnitine?

      L-Carnitine is a naturally occurring substance produced by the body, made up of the amino acids lysine and methionine and requires iron, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and C for production. Acetyl L-Carnitine is this substance bound to acetic acid, an important co-factor in the production of acetyl CoA, a precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. In the brain, acetylcholine is involved in learning and memory and stimulates muscle tissue.

    • What is the source of amino acids used in your products?

      - Amino Acid Complex - from whey protein (milk/ dairy)
      - L-Arginine 500 mg - Poultry
      - L-Tyrosine 500 mg - Poultry
      - N-Acetyl Cysteine 600 mg - Poultry
      - L-Glutamine 500 mg - Fermentation from yeast (Tapioca)
      - L-Carnitine 500 mg – Synthesized, nature identical
      - Acetyl L-Carnitine 500 mg – Synthesized, nature identical
      - L-Theanine 200 mg - Green tea leaves
      - 5-HTP 100 mg - from seeds of Griffonia simplicifolia (shrub)
      - L-Lysine 500 mg – Synthesized, nature identical

    • What are the most popular forms of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs)?

      The most popular form of branched chain amino acids or BCAAs are valine, leucine, and isoleucine. These three essential amino acids make up one third of muscle protein, and are responsible for: rebuilding stressed muscles, promoting quick recovery, and preventing muscles from breaking down.

    • How do regular amino acids and branched chain amino acids differ?

      Branched chain amino acids, also called BCAAs, are the combination of three essential amino acids—valine, leucine, and isoleucine. Because they make up one third of muscle protein, branched chain amino acids are particularly important for anyone who lifts weights. Branched chain amino acids differ from amino acids because they are metabolized in the muscle, rather than in the liver. This means that after digestion occurs, BCAAs can be burned as energy-producing fuel, or they can be used to build new proteins. BCAAs rebuild are ideal for athletes who participate in endurance activities as well as bodybuilders dieting for a show, as they rebuild stressed muscles, promote quick recovery, give you extra energy, and prevent muscles from breaking down.

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