It’s being called the “red bull” of bodybuilding amino acid formulas
Using it gives you the type of energy required to fight off anabolic fatigue”
What is it?
GLUTAMINE SELECT from
Beverly International Nutrition supports the fastest possible improvements in
the appearance and performance of your physique by tackling a little known but pervasive condition known as anabolic fatigue”.
The Condition: Anabolic Fatigue
Protein synthesis is the essential element of building muscle. The synthesis of glycogen, though less
important, is hardly non-essential, particularly for athletes. For instance,
scientists have determined that when your muscle cells are depleted of glycogen, protein synthesis slows down and muscle atrophy (shrinkage) becomes
much more likely. Just think of how flat and out of shape your muscles look
(and how sluggish they feel) when they are low in glycogen, such as occurs when you eat too little carbohydrate. The amount of glycogen inside your muscles can
even affect your vascularity.
Anabolism is very energy-intensive, like climbing up a steep hill. Approximately 1 out of every 5
calories burned by your body is used to drive protein synthesis, for instance, yet
bodybuilding athletes demand this and other anabolic processes from their muscles
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This may result in a condition known as anabolic
fatigue” that lasts days, weeks, months or years. Anabolic fatigue can impair
your ability to recover from your workouts and experience the gains in lean muscle
mass and strength that you expect.
As an energy precursor, Beverly’s scientists suspected that glutamine might help alleviate if not prevent anabolic fatigue in muscle cells, thereby enabling protein synthesis,
glycogen synthesis and other anabolic process to proceed at speeds not
otherwise possible. However, glutamine can’t alleviate anabolic fatigue all by
itself, the scientists observed. It’s role as an energy precursor is affected by
the availability of other amino acids, some more than others. Thus, they predicted
that supplementing the diet with glutamine by itself wouldn’t be the best plan
of attack for a bodybuilding athlete to undertake. Doing so would only serve to
cap what they referred to as its anabolic energy”. It was at this point that
they began searching for other amino acids to partner with glutamine in an effort to uncap this potential.
The Solution: Anabolic Energy
Glutamine Select is a powdered drink mix consisting of the amino acids glutamine, leucine, isoleucine and valine. The latter three comprise the branched-chain amino acids (BCAA). The development of Glutamine Select rests on solid scientific grounds. By partnering glutamine with BCAA in quantities clinically-proven to be effective
in bodybuilding athletes, its tremendous anabolic energy can finally be uncapped, enabling users to achieve levels of muscle protein, glycogen, mass,
strength and hardness not possible by relying on the diet alone. This uniquely energizing effect is something you can only fully appreciate by trying
Glutamine Select for yourself. Once you do, you will see why it is referred to
as the red bull” of bodybuilding amino acid formulas.
Each ingredient in GLUTAMINE
SELECT has been tested and reviewed for safety and purity. Finally, Beverly’s
R&D scientists left no stone unturned in making Glutamine Select the very best tasting formula of its kind by using a proprietary cherry flavoring system.
- Glutamine Select is worlds apart from any other glutamine formula:
- 1. Clinically-proven quantities: Large quantities of glutamine
and BCAA are required to produce the effects sought by bodybuilding athletes,
such as increases in muscle mass, hardness and overall performance, and faster recovery from training. Whereas some glutamine supplements contain only
glutamine, each serving of GLUTAMINE SELECT supplies 5 grams of glutamine plus 3 g BCAA. These are the exact same
quantities of glutamine and BCAA shown to improve the effectiveness of whey in
resistance trained athletes (Colker, 2000) [see more references below]. Whey is frequently regarded as the
most anabolic protein in the world. Subjects in the Colker study who received
the whey fortified with glutamine and BCAA gained approximately two pounds more
of muscle and doubled their strength as compared to those receiving regular
whey only. These findings strongly suggest that glutamine and BCAA increased the
anabolic energy of whey.
form: The glutamine and BCAA in Glutamine Select are free, i.e., not bound to proteins. In this form they can
produce pharmacological actions not possible through the consumption of food. Though
glutamine is abundant in many protein supplements, typically it is
protein-bound glutamine, which cannot raise plasma glutamine levels as quickly
as can free glutamine. A study published in the International Journal
of Sports Medicine (van Hall et al. 2000) found that a drink
containing free glutamine doubled plasma glutamine levels in trained subjects,
whereas plasma glutamine levels were not affected by the consumption of either
a wheat protein hydrolysate (providing 26% glutamine) or a whey protein
hydrolysate (providing 6.6% glutamine). Wheat protein hydrolysate is sometimes
added to protein powders and other supplements to increase their glutamine
3. Refreshingly delicious
taste: Beverly’s R&D scientists
used a proprietary cherry flavor system to make Glutamine Select taste as
delicious as it is anabolically energizing.
4. Tested and reviewed for safety and purity:Like
the rest of Beverly’s formulas, all of the ingredients in Glutamine Select
have been tested and reviewed for safety and purity. The glutamine and BCAA, in
particular, meet United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards.
5. Less than $1 per serving:Glutamine Select costs less than $1 per serving. Compare this to the potential gains in muscle
protein, glycogen, mass, strength and hardness. They are priceless.
6. Anabolic energy that never crashes”: Glutamine Select gives users real and lasting increases in anabolic energy levels that, unlike stimulant-containing products, do not come crashing down.
Anabolic Energy. Unleash your Bodybuilding Potential.
Glutamine is an incredibly versatile amino acid. However, its role as an energy precursor, and, thereby, a source of anabolic energy, is typically overlooked.
Yet it is this fascinating role which renders it especially qualified to alleviate anabolic fatigue, a condition that may explain the disappointing results experienced by bodybuilding athletes of all kinds and calibers.
However, glutamine cannot alleviate anabolic fatigue all by itself. The availability of BCAA, in
particular, limits glutamine’s powers as an energy precursor and driver of anabolism. Research dating back to at least the 1970s conclusively demonstrates that glutamine and BCAA are closely connected. Some of the benefits of BCAA
supplementation can be explained by their effects on glutamine and energy metabolism; conversely, some of the benefits of glutamine supplementation can
be explained by its effects on BCAA and energy metabolism.
contains ingredients that published scientific studies suggest can*:
- Protect muscle glutamine levels
- Reduce BCAA & protein
- Support glycemia (blood glucose levels)
- Support arginine &
nitric oxide (NO) levels
- Reduce ammonia accumulation
- Reduce exercise-induced muscle damage
- Reduce central (CNS) and
peripheral (e.g. muscle) fatigue
- Support arginine and nitric
- Stimulate protein synthesis
- Replenish Krebs
(tricarboxylic acid) cycle intermediates
- Support ATP levels
- Increase muscle cell volume
- Increase muscle glycogen storage
- Support immune system regulation
- Support recovery from
- Reduce impact of overtraining
- Protect against muscle
- Increase muscle mass & strength
- Increase energy expenditure
- Support electrolyte levels
- Support immune system function
- Scientific evidence
- Bassini-Cameron et al. (2008). Br J Sports Med, 42(2): 260.
- Bowtell et al. (1999). J Appl Physiol, 86(6): 1770.
- Colker (2000). Curr Ther Res, 61:19.
- Gleeson (2008). J Nutr, 138(10): 2045S.
- Hankard et al. (1995). Am J Physiol, 269: E663.
- Hankard et al. (1996). Am J Physiol, 271: E748.
- Loi et al. (2009). Crit Care Med, 37(2): 501.
- Tischler et al. (1982). J Biol Chem, 257(4): 1613.
- van Hall et al. (2000). 21(1): 25.
- Wu (2009). Amino Acids, 37(1): 1.
- Young and Ajami (2001). J Nutr, 131: 2449S.