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Balance 100% Pure Glutamine is a Pharmaceutical Grade source of the most abundant amino acid in muscle tissue. Glutamine is vital for the prevention of muscle catabolism (breakdown) and is an important source of nitrogen in the body to help maintain muscle mass.
100% Pure Glutamine is ideal for strength athletes, bodybuilders and individuals who need additional glutamine for intense training or exercise.
This product contains only Pharmaceutical Grade Glutamine and has been extensively tested and packed under the strictest Quality Control procedures.
The benefits of Glutamine
Glutamine is considered a conditionally essential amino acid, meaning that even though the body can synthesise it from other sources, there are times when it becomes essential and must be obtained in the diet. Injury and illness are two such occasions. But intense exercise too can deplete Glutamine levels. The body’s need for Glutamine increases beyond the normal 3.5-7g derived from the diet, during periods of physical or emotional stress.
All cells in the body utilise Glutamine, although some cells depend on it more than others. Glutamine is utilised as a source of energy and for nucleotide synthesis by all rapidly dividing cells, including those that line the intestines and some immune cells (thymocytes, lymphocytes and macrophages). In the absence of sufficient Glutamine, the intestines atrophy and the immune function is impaired. Needed for energy production and DNA and RNA synthesis Glutamine serves both as a nitrogen and carbon donor and is thus an important muscle-building amino acid; helping to replenish muscle glycogen after exercise.
Glutamine also has significant role in protecting both the body and in particular the brain from ammonia toxicity through the synthesis of glutamine from glutamate. Ammonia produces Nitrogen-based free radicals and reduces ATP production through its interference with the oxidative metabolism of neurons. Glutamine users often report more energy, less fatigue and better mood and part of this relates to its role in maintaining proper blood glucose levels and pH.
Glutamine is also significant in maintaining a healthy gut, and improves the absorption of other nutrients. It is a very important nutrient for intestinal health. When extra energy is required, Glutamine together with the amino acids Alanine, Glycine, Serine and Threonine is readily catabolised in the liver to glucose.
100% Pure Glutamine can be used in conjunction with Balance Ion Exchange Protein – WPI to achieve optimal results.
Add one serve to food or cold beverage. Stir and serve. Use up to 3 serves daily.
Container: 500 Grams
One Serving: 5g (approx 1 tspn).
Servings Per Container: 100
Please note with the large number of public holidays over the Christmas and New Year period, orders will be dispatched on "working days" between 29-31st December. This means you may not receive your order until the New Year once normal business hours resume on the 5th January and couriers are in operation again.
Couriers do not operate on public holidays.
Spend over $60 to qualify for free standard shipping via CourierPost.
Orders under $60 are charged a flat rate of $2.99.
Estimated delivery times* during normal work hours, Monday-Friday:Auckland - overnight deliveryNorth Island - overnight delivery South island - overnight, or 2 days with economy (for larger parcels)Rural addresses - will take longer than the above stated timeframes
*During sale and holiday periods dispatch and delivery may take longer with larger volumes of orders. If you need your order in a hurry, select one of our upgrade options.
No deliveries on weekends and public holidays.
Order before 3pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) and your order will be delivered between 6-9pm that evening. This shipping option will only be displayed for valid Auckland addresses at check-out. If ordering on the weekend, your parcel will be shipped the next business day for delivery that evening. If there is no one home to sign for the parcel or it can't be left in a safe place, your parcel will via transferred to the depot for standard NZ Post delivery.
Get your order delivered between 6-9pm in Auckland for a flat fee of $15 (excluding public holidays).
To qualify, order before 3:45pm Monday to Friday and select Urgent Tonight at check out. No deliveries on weekends and public holidays.
Check if your address is with the Urgent Tonight service area. Delivery areas include suburban areas from Albany to Papakura.
$10 per shipment - order before 3:45pm to qualify. Valid weekdays, rural addresses will take longer. No deliveries on weekends and public holidays.
Jump the queue and ensure your order gets packed and dispatched ahead of the pack for $10 (Sunday-Friday). Your order will be prioritised by a dedicated team member for dispatch. Delivery is via CourierPost standard delivery - signature required (this is not express shipping). This option is great during sale and holiday periods when we have high volumes of orders.
Order online and collect your order from your preferred collection point. Please allow up to three working days for your order to be available for collection. We will contact you when it’s ready.
Items such as gym equipment will be shipped via our freight forwarders and will take longer to deliver due to the size of the goods being shipped. These items are unable to be freighted via plane. Unfortunately as these are manual bookings it is not always possible to provide tracking numbers. If you require an update on the shipment of a bulky item, please contact us at email@example.com with your order number.
In the event of receiving damaged, faulty (where faults not disclosed) or incorrect items, please send photos of the issue and your order number to firstname.lastname@example.org within 7 days of receiving your order. Items marked Final Sale are unable to be returned.
Please refer to our Returns Policy for further information.
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