Learn A Quick And Easy Tip To Keep Your Muscle And Burn The Fat
Do you think it’s tricky to keep the muscle and burn the fat? It’s not that hard if you know a little key supplemental tricks. If you train hard and are serious about growing and maintaining lean muscle tissue so you can burn the fat, then you should be supplementing with this extraordinary amino acid. Personally, I wouldn’t train without it.
What’s this “magical” supplement? It’s Glutamine, the most abundant amino acid in the body. A little perk for athletes is that glutamine can increase growth hormone levels. Parrillo Performance comments, “Supplemental glutamine has been shown to elevate growth hormone (GH) levels, theoretically influencing muscle growth. In a study at Louisiana State University College of Medicine in Shreveport, researchers found that oral supplementation with glutamine dramatically elevated growth hormone levels.”
Although the body can make it, it is not enough to satisfy the body’s need and demand from intense training, dieting, and/or illness. During training, glutamine is depleted from the muscles, (where it is synthesized and stored) decreasing stamina, strength, and recovery. Normally it can take up to almost a week for the glutamine levels to return to normal.
By supplementing with glutamine, the cells get re-hydrated and there is a greater protein synthesis, hence, muscle retention and growth. Another little plus is that glutamine enables you to train harder by improving recovery and by reducing fatigue-inducing acids inside the muscles.
How to take Glutamine to Keep the Muscle and Burn the Fat
To offset a catabolic state and burn the fat, supplement with 10 to 20 grams of Glutamine a day, divided into 5-gram servings, on an empty stomach within 20 minutes following training. Other dosages should be before cardio, between meals, and prior to sleep.