Every ten years following adolescence there is a 14% drop in the production of growth hormone (GH).  The decline of GH with age, sometimes referred to as Somatopause, is directly associated with many signs of aging. By the age of 60, it is believed that GH production may virtually cease. By supplementing your diet with L-Glutamine, vitamins, minerals and enzymes that stimulate the production and release of GH, the levels of growth hormone is brought back to the levels of a young adult. Glutamine is the most abundant free-form amino acid found in the muscles of the body. Also, because it can readily pass the blood-brain barrier, it is known as brain fuel

There are many reasons why L-Glutamine is viewed as an especially useful supplement:

  • Restores and increases muscle mass
  • Decreases body fat
  • Increases energy and stamina
  • Lowers high cholesterol profile
  • Improves vision
  • Promotes mental ability while enhancing memory
  • Elevates mood and improves sleep
  • Normalizes blood pressure
  • Increases cardiac output and stamina
  • Improves immune function
  • Decreases sugar cravings and the desire for alcohol
  • Helps maintain a healthy digestive tract
  • Helps to build and maintain muscle
  • Helps to maintain  proper pH (acid/alkaline) balance
Recent studies on L-Glutamine have shown that this free-form amino acid can improve protein metabolism and minimize the breakdown of muscle tissue in people suffering from severe metabolic stress.  In addition, supplementing with L-Glutamine was also shown to increase cell volume.  Another recent study found that consuming as little as 2 grams of free-form L-Glutamine may cause up to a 400% increase in Growth-Hormone levels.

    FYI:  This does not permanently raise your growth hormone, however, if you take 2 grams (4, 500mg tablets) daily, divided into 2 separate servings your GH levels will be substantially elevated.  It is recommended that a person not exceed 2 grams daily and always take amino acids on an empty stomach.

Contraindications & Precautions:
No known side effects have been reported from the use of free-form L-Glutamine it is a natural amino acid produced by our bodies and is believed to be safe!  However, If you are taking anti-seizure medications, including carbazepine, phenobarbital, Dilantin (phenytoin) Mysoline (primidone), and valproic acid (Depakene), us glutamine only under medical supervision or if you have been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver, kidney problems, or Reyes syndrome.

Caveat Emptor: Although the names sound similar, glutamine, glutamic acid (sometimes called glutamate); glutathione, gluten and monosodium glutamate are different substances.

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