Glutamine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (GAKG) is the most advanced and effective form of glutamine on the market. Glutamine Alpha-Ketoglutarate efficiently bypasses the gut and has the ability to enter the muscle cell directly giving you superior absorption and cell volumization. Unlike L-glutamine, GAKG is shuttled directly to the muscle cells rather than being absorbed and used by the small intestines for nucleotide synthesis. As a result, more glutamine is able to enter the muscle cells creating a pro-anabolic environment increasing protein synthesis, growth hormone secretion and nitrogen retention.
When glutamine is stored in the muscle cell, it produces a cell volumizing effect which works synergistically with other supplements like creatine. Glutamine stored in the muscle has been shown to promote muscle synthesis, have a positive effect on nitrogen balance and reduce muscle breakdown following intense physical activity. Glutamine-Alpha-Ketoglutarate is more effective than L-glutamine and glutamine peptides!
NutraBio sells only legitimate Glutamine Alpha-ketoglutarate 2:1 which has been lab tested for potency and purity. Don't be fooled by competitors that blend glutamine and alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG) and call it GAKG, it's not. For GAKG to be effective the glutamine must be chemically bonded to the AKG to form a single molecule. The cheap blended GAKG is not chemically bonded and is not effective because the body treats the glutamine and the AKG as two separate molecules allowing the AKG to be quickly shuttled into the muscle tissue while leaving the glutamine behind.
There are 2 types of GAKG available on the market; a 2:1 ratio and a 1:1 ratio. We use only the 2:1 ratio which means that two molecules of glutamine are chemically bonded to one molecule of alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG). GAKG 2:1 is more effective because it contains 33% more glutamine per serving than the 1:1 version. Remember, it's the glutamine that gives you the anabolic benefit within the muscle, while the AKG acts only as the shuttle system. A 3000 mg serving of GAKG 2:1 contains 2000 mg of active glutamine as compared to only 1500 mg in the GAKG 1:1. Our GAKG 2:1 gives you 33% more glutamine with no loss in bio-availability. Manufacturers use 1:1 because it's half the price and most customers never realize they're getting ripped off.
L-Glutamine Alpha-ketoglutarate is an advanced Glutamine delivery system that maximizes the potent effects of Glutamine. Since humans cannot produce enough glutamine in the presence of intense exercise and chronic stress, many scientists agree that it should be termed essential for athletes. As such, supplementation is now widely recommended by leading practitioners from the field of medicine to increase the body's glutamine reserves. L-Glutamine alpha-Ketoglutarate is used to aid optimal recovery, muscle growth, performance and to support health. While the body is able to synthesize its own Glutamine, the extreme stress of intense training literally burns out Glutamine stores, significantly exceeding the body's capacity to produce the substance.
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body. It plays a crucial role in cell volumizing and has powerful muscle building effects, promoting protein synthesis while inhibiting protein breakdown. Loading with glutamine may even increase the secretion of growth hormone. Studies show that supplementing with as little as two grams of free-form L-glutamine may boost your growth hormone levels by as much as 400%.