Recent publications have stated that covalent bonded glutamine delivers up to 10 times more glutamine to the blood stream than L-glutamine.
Benefits of Glutamine
Glutamine has been shown to assist in improving: immune system function, brain function, blood sugar levels, increasing muscle mass, and healing and maintaining the digestive tract. It decreases intestinal permeability by nutritionally supporting and strengthening the mucosa. It is safe and effective as a growth hormone releaser. There is increasing evidence that systemic Glutamine functions as an important biosynthesis precursor in intestinal cells by supporting synthesis of Glutathione.
Why Use Covalent Bonded Glutamine?
The majority of commercially available Glutamine sources offer only L-Glutamine, a synthetic, free amino acid. L-Glutamine has been shown to be unstable in the presence of heat, water, acid or base solutions, making L-Glutamine impractical to utilize in all but powdered food preparations. Covalent Bonded Glutamine, on the other hand, has been shown to withstand processing temperatures of 180 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour or 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes and pH variances in the range of 3.5 to 9.0.
In addition, Covalent Bonded Glutamine is stable in aqueous solutions for prolonged periods of time. Covalent Bonded Glutamine can be used in all liquid and semi-solid food preparations. Due to the instability of L-Glutamine in water and pH extremes, it is safe to assume that much of L-Glutamine decomposes once it passes into the human gastrointestinal tract. Gastric acid is equivalent to 0.1 Normal Hydrochloric Acid (pH less than 2) and at 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit and a pH below 2, L-Glutamine decomposes very quickly.
Since L-Glutamine is a free amino acid, what percentage that does survive the pH extremes of the stomach is absorbed through the intestinal wall by a different mechanism than covalent bound amino acids...this free amino acid absorption mechanism is competitive... meaning that in an excess of free amino acids, only a certain percentage of any particular free amino acid will be absorbed.
Covalent Bonded Glutamine, on the other hand demonstrates improved retention in intestinal cells and the oligopeptides containing Glutamine will be absorbed through the intestinal wall by a less competitive method. Studies by P.D. Fairclough et al., G.K. Grimble et al, and D.B.A. Silk et al, have shown that uptake of amino acids is faster and more even from oligopeptide chains than from the equivalent free amino acid mixtures in the Human intestine. In other words, Covalent Bonded Glutamine will be absorbed faster and probably more efficiently than L-Glutamine in the Human digestive system.
GlutImmune is a spray-dried form of glutamine which is stabilized to withstand changing temperature, pH, and aqueous environments by the glutamine being covalently bonded to other amino acids. The product is a mixture of oligopeptides. Covalent bonded glutamine has been shown to be stable over prolonged periods of time to high temperatures, pH variations, and resists breakdown in aqueous dispersions, unlike free form L-glutamine.
In a class of its own, Superior to Free Form L-Glutamine
Add one or more scoops of GlutImmune to food or blend with any liquids, hot or cold. Consume 1 to 3 times daily (scoop enclosed in jar). Suitable for pets.
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (5 grams)
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving %DV
Total Fat 0.2 g <1%*
Cholesterol 0 g 0%*
Sodium 17 mg <1%*
Potassium 5 mg <1%*
Total Carbohydrate 0.6 g 0%*
Dietary Fiber 0 g 0%
Sugars 0 g 0%
Protein 4 g 8%*
Calcium 40 mg 4%
Phosphorus 25 mg 2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Daily Value not established.
Ingredient: Proprietary Covalent Bonded Glutamine.