Push The Limit
Posted in: News on Friday, January 6, 2012
By Joshua Dove
One of the next biggest breakthroughs in sports nutrition has been the area of bioactive peptides. The future is here with Max Muscle Sports Nutrition’s innovation: Max Gluta-Matrix, a multi-source glutamine supplement containing free glutamine, N-acetyl-glutamine and glutamine peptides. It’s the addition of the bioactive glutamine peptides that makes Max Gluta-Matrix exceptional to all other glutamine products on the market.
Glutamine peptides have been shown to be superior to free glutamine. Studies have demonstrated that up to 85 percent of free glutamine is used up by the intestine, liver and immune system. Scientists have referred to this phenomenon as the “Glutamine Paradox” because only a small percentage of glutamine actually makes it to the muscles. Special receptors in the intestine, however, facilitate the maximum absorption of glutamine peptides, which allows glutamine to be delivered to the muscles, promoting rapid recovery from exercise and supporting lean muscle mass in addition to enhancing immune function and improving intestinal health.
“The proprietary Triple Fusion blend in Max Gluta-Matrix allows more active glutamine to get through to working muscles, instead of being trapped in the gut, thus increasing the body’s ability to repair and recover more efficiently,” says Max Muscle’s Chief Science Officer Dr. Phil Harvey. “Max Gluta-Matrix will be your solution to the most powerful and effective post-exercise anti-catabolic supplement.”
GLUTAMINE: A TRUE WARRIOR
When it comes to supplementation, the adage: “If you can’t feel it, it’s not working,” isn’t necessarily true. To operate at peak performance, our bodies crave specific nutrients we often can’t get through our diets. These nutrients do their jobs quietly, giving us results without any hype or drama like you might get from a fat burner or energy drink.
Glutamine is one such “quiet warrior” and is vital to our performance and overall health. Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body and skeletal muscles, and is considered by some health experts to be the most important nutrient for intestinal health. Research shows that glutamine fuels white blood cells, therefore strengthening the body’s immune system, especially for those who are dealing with cancer, AIDS and Crohn’s disease. Hospitals are even using glutamine with burn victims to minimize muscle loss and to speed recovery.
Glutamine can also give an added kick where you might least expect it: with your GH (Growth Hormone) levels. Numerous studies have shown that supplementing with as little as 2 grams of glutamine on an empty stomach can increase GH levels by as much as 500 percent. While produced by our bodies, glutamine is often depleted due to over-training, stress or poor diet. Studies show that stress can disrupt our body’s ability to metabolize glutamine, and strenuous workouts can reduce our body’s glutamine levels by as much as 50 percent.
All of these factors were critical to Max Muscle Sports Nutrition’s decision to introduce Max Gluta-Matrix, the most advanced multi-sourced glutamine supplement ever developed. This ad-vanced glutamine complex is perfect for everyone from the most hardcore athlete to those simply looking to improve overall health and well-being.
GLUTA-MATRIX: THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR
As previously mentioned, Max Gluta-Matrix contains a Triple Fusion Blend featuring three types of glutamine. that will help you can train harder, get maximum results from your workouts, and better maintain your overall health.
The first form, L-Glutamine, a free-form compound, easily crosses through the stomach to the blood stream and is primarily absorbed in the small intestines. The second form, glutamine peptides, provides a more stable and soluble form of glutamine that is delivered faster because it is a peptide. The third form, N-acetyl-L-glutamine (NAG), is a new and unique form of L-glutamine. It is the preferred form for anyone intolerant to free-form glutamine or glutamine peptides.
NAG is a stable and soluble form of glutamine and is useful for replenishing neurotransmitters in the brain after a workout. “By attaching the acetyl group to glutamine, NAG allows glutamine to be more stable and soluble in solution as compared to L-glutamine in the free form,” according to Dr. Harvey. “Studies have shown that NAG is almost completely hydrolyzed during digestion indicating near complete absorption.”
One of the advantages of Max Gluta-
Matrix is that it can be taken at any time of day as the Triple Fusion Blend virtually eliminates stomach cramping or bloating. The amount of Max Gluta-Matrix to take largely depends on your activity level, and research suggests that more frequent dosages of glutamine are more effective than larger, less-frequent dosages.
To be more specific, Chad Case, a MMSN Regional Director, Franchisee and Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist in Lincoln, Nebraska, said, “The recommended dosing for glutamine is 0.175 grams per pound of body weight, so for a 125-pound woman, we would recommend 20 grams of glutamine per day in divided doses. And, for a 200-pound man, we would recommend 35 grams in divided doses.
The most critical times to take glutamine are first thing in the morning, post workout and before bed.”
If you have questions about dosage, your local Max Muscle Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist can help determine how much is right for you and for your goals.
Another advantage of Max Gluta-Matrix is it comes in a pure, unflavored powder providing 5 grams of glutamine per serving that can be taken as a stand-alone product or be easily mixed with your favorite protein shake or other beverage.
Bodybuilders, fitness enthusiasts and athletes have been using glutamine for years simply because it works. They recognize what research has shown for years, that they can train harder and feel better. So, whatever your goals, get results with Max Muscle’s “ultimate warrior,” Max Gluta-Matrix! “If you’re looking for a way to improve your health, your performance and your rate of recovery, be sure to add Gluta-Matrix to your supplement regimen,” said Case.