TORQ Glutamine

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PLEASE NOTE: Not all supplements are this pure. TORQ's RAW range provides a guarantee of purity and high potency. We use the highest quality pharmaceutical-grade, non-animal based material. We do not mix, blend or dilute.

  • Supports the immune system
  • Prevents muscle breakdown
  • Accelerates recovery

L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body, in a large part because it is needed a lot by the brain, intestines, kidneys, lungs and immune system and also because you can manufacture your own. It is actually termed a 'non-essential amino acid', but this can be misleading, because under times of high training stress, if you leave your body to produce its own supply, it will break down muscle tissue in order to make it available. 

Logic dictates that this is not desirable when you are a training athlete. Therefore, supplementation with L-Glutamine immediately after exercise stops the body scavenging for an alternative supply and eating into your well-earned muscle. It also ensures that plenty of L-Glutamine is available to fuel the immune system. Numerous studies have considered the effects of L-Glutamine supplementation on immune function and although the findings are mixed, there appears to be enough evidence to support its worth*. Couple the benefits of L-Glutaimine with HMB and it's clear that there are huge gains to be achieved by taking a supplement containing both of these.

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DOSE: To maintain your muscle integrity and fuel the immune system, take 6-10 grams (2 level scoops) of TORQ glutamine immediately following exercise.

USAGE INSTRUCTIONS: For best results, pour 500ml of fruit juice into our TORQ recovery mixer bottle, add TORQ glutamine powder and shake vigorously before drinking.

OTHER TORQ PRODUCTS: If you are using our TORQ recovery product after heavy exercise you do not need to use this product, although a daily intake of TORQ glutamine may help to protect a weaker immune system. If you are a Vegan, this product can be used in combination with TORQ ribose, TORQ HMB and TORQ energy as a dairy-free recovery drink. Please contact us for further details.

INGREDIENTS: L-Glutamine (100%)


*At TORQ we refer you to a few select references from very reliable authors to save you buying a vast library of books. L-Glutamine is well researched and there is plenty of further information available. For starters, try Ed Burkes book below. He also addresses D-Ribose, HMB and L-Carnitine.

Burke, E.R. PhD (2002). Serious Cycling. Human Kinetics. Pages 167-169 (Ribose), 171-172 (L-Glutamine), 173-174 (HMB), 178-181 (Carnitine).

Ed Burke was consultant to Chris Carmichael, coach to Lance Armstrong (seven times Tour De France winner).

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