• Good value
  • 5g of glutamine per serving
  • Only available in unflavored
8.5Overall Score

It was only a matter of time until MuscleTech added Platinum 100% Glutamine as a single ingredient supplement in its Essential Series. While glutamine is best known as a recovery supplement, it actually has several health and performance boosting benefits.

Glutamine Benefits

Most people know glutamine helps reduce muscle soreness and speed up recovery time between workouts.[1]

But less-well-known is glutamine’s ability to keep you healthy. Strenuous activity can actually deplete the body’s glutamine stores which weakens the immune system.

By supplementing with glutamine, you prevent degradation, which allows the body to maintain a healthy immune system.

What’s more, glutamine also plays a role in boosting protein synthesis by increasing levels of the amino acid leucine in muscles. This supports both better muscle growth and recovery.

Glutamine Stack

Glutamine is an amino acid that works better when combined with other ingredients. For example, when you combine glutamine and creatine, studies show it improves overall body composition by increasing lean muscle and decreasing body fat.[2]

The Platinum 100% Glutamine from the new Essential Series is going to contain 5,000mg per serving, and each container holds a 60 day supply.

Glutamine Bang For Your Buck

Platinum 100% Glutamine is actually a pretty good value. Each container holds 60 servings, and each serving is going to give you 5 g of glutamine. Unfortunately, it’ s only available in unflavored right now.

One more thing to keep in mind─ since it is unflavored, if you mix Platinum 100% Glutamine with any kind of flavored beverage you’re not going to notice any difference in taste. However, if you mix it with plain water, the water will taste a little off.

Glutamine For Growth

If you’re looking for a quality glutamine supplement, I would definitely recommend Platinum 100% Glutamine. It’s only about $10-15 dollars for a container right now, and the unflavored powder makes it easy to mix with any protein or post-workout shake.

[1] Somayeh Namdar Tajari, Mona Rezaee, Naghme Gheidi Assessment of the effect of L-glutamine supplementation on DOMS Br J Sports Med 2010;44:i43 doi:10.1136/bjsm.2010.078725.143

[2] LEHMKUHL, MARK, et. al., The Effects of 8 Weeks of Creatine Monohydrate and Glutamine Supplementation on Body Composition and Performance Measures Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 17(3):425-438, August 2003

About The Author

Brian E. is from southern California and has worked for names like GNC and Vitamin Shoppe as a supplement expert and consultant. He currently lives in Utah and is studying marketing.

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