Gluta Core 2.0™ is an advanced recovery matrix that combines the powerful muscle regenerating benefits of branched chain amino acids, glutamine, and other potent agents to facilitate muscle growth and rapid repair. It is well known that what you do after exercise and before your next training session is critical for maximizing the results of your hard efforts. Rest, proper nutrition and supplementation is key post workout to minimize exercise induced muscle damage, reduce soreness, and have you ready to tackle your next workout with full intensity. The ingredients found in Gluta Core 2.0™ work in synergy to help you repair, recover, and rebuild. When you train hard you want a post workout recovery accelerator that works just as hard as you do. Gluta Core 2.0™ is the ultimate post-workout cocktail loaded with accurately dosed ingredients critical to accelerating recovery and fueling performance.
- L-Glutamine/Glutamine Peptides – Glutamine is used in numerous bodily processes, including muscle anabolism, gluconeogenesis, nutrient absorption, and immunity.
- BCAAs in a 2:1:1 ratio – Shown to promote muscle growth, recovery, and reduce training related soreness. BCAAs have also been shown to increase energy and blunt fatigue during exercise.
- Taurine – Improves time to exhaustion, VO2 max, and maximal workload.
- Electrolytes – Helps maintain fluid balance in the muscle, facilitate motor neuron function and aid in recovery.
MUSCLE PRESERVATION MATRIX:
Glutamine and Glutamine Peptides:
L-glutamine is the most prevalent free amino acid in plasma and one of the most prevalent found in muscle tissue.
• L-Glutamine stimulates muscle protein synthesis and is effective at replenishing energy for muscles (glycogen) after exhaustive exercise which may lead to quicker recovery.
• L-Glutamine may also increase cell volumization (hydration) and lead to increases in muscle hypertrophy.
• L-Glutamine may also reduce protein breakdown and support immune function.
• Lehmkuhl et al. (2003) found individual supplementing with glutamine and creatine monohydrate for 8 weeks increased body mass, lean body mass and initial rate of power production compared to placebo.
Taurine, has a myriad of benefits. From helping the body to metabolize fat, improving insulin sensitivity, raising testosterone levels, as an antioxidant, higher performance and quicker recovery during athletic training and increasing cardiovascular health… it goes without saying that Taurine is a great ingredient to have in your wheelhouse.
• Zhang et al. (2004) found that individuals who supplemented with taurine for 1 week before an exhaustive exercise bout significantly improved time to exhaustion, VO2 max, and maximal workload. It also decreased exercise induced DNA damage.
N-Acetyl-Cysteine is an acetylated form of L-Cysteine that is more bioavailable. It is often used for its high antioxidant content to reduce inflammation and counter oxidative stress.
• It also works to bind various free radicals and poisons in the body so they can be removed through the digestive process and expelled.
Astragalus is considered an adaptogenic herb that helps protect the body against various stresses, including mental, emotional, and physical stress.
• Astragalus also demonstrates the capability, via adipocytes (fat cells), to improve glucose metabolism and diabetic symptoms through a variety of mechanisms.
• Astragalus can enhance exercise endurance and performance. Studies using the herb found that supplementation reduced exercise-induced accumulation of the byproducts blood lactate and ammonia. This resulted in less fatigue and translates into improved exercise performance.
ADVANCED RECOVERY MATRIX:
Dextrose is a simple sugar (carbohydrate) that is quickly absorbed and can help replenish muscle glycogen (energy) stores after exercise.
• Glycogen serves as the main fuel source for exercise such as weight training, running, and sprinting.
• Therefore, it is important to replenish stores after exercise to perform at optimal levels for subsequent sessions.
• One study found dextrose supplementation for 8 weeks improved 2000-meter time trial rowing performance compared to placebo.
Leucine is one of the essential branched chain amino acids (BCAA). By itself it can stimulate muscle protein synthesis; the process responsible for muscle growth and recovery. This is why it is often referred to as the “main” amino acid.
• Supplementation with at least 2/grams daily leucine has been shown decrease muscle soreness, lessen recovery time between workouts, and increase lean muscle mass.
• Howatson et al. (2012) discovered that leucine (combined with isoleucine and valine) administered before muscle damaging resistance exercises reduced indices of muscle damage and accelerated recovery in resistance trained males.
Isoleucine, like leucine, is another BCAA that can stimulate muscle protein synthesis, but to a lesser when not combined with the other BCAAs. However, Isoleucine significantly increases glucose uptake and the usage of glucose during exercise; leading to greater energy production.
• Isoleucine may also play in role in the fat burning abilities of BCAAs.
• Nishimura et al. (2010) found that mice consuming a high fat diet in conjunction with isoleucine gained less fat mass than mice not receiving isoleucine. This was due to isoleucine’s ability to stimulate receptors (PPAR) that inhibit fat storage and increase fat burning.
Valine, the third BCAA, promotes muscular endurance and decrease fatigue during exercise.
• When exercising tryptophan is converted to serotonin and signals the brain that the body is fatigued…ultimately leading to a decrease in muscle strength and endurance
• Since Valine competes with tryptophan for entry into the brain, and prevails, less serotonin gets to the brain; ultimately leading to stronger muscular contractions, quicker recovery between sets, and prolonged muscular strength and endurance.
ELECTROLYTE REPLENISHMENT MATRIX
Potassium is a mineral found in varying amounts in almost all foods.
• It is needed for building and keeping strong bones.
• It also helps control the amount of calcium in the body and urine.
• If potassium levels get too high or too low, the heart and nervous system completely shut down. Many people in the U.S. often fail to obtain optimal amounts of this nutrient, and pay a health cost for it.
Calcium is an electrolyte that is necessary for many functions, especially muscle contraction.
• Therefore, the level of calcium in the blood has to be kept in a narrow range at all times.
• If the blood calcium level drops, then the bones will release calcium until an optimal level is once again achieved. However, this compromises the strength of the bones.
• Importantly, calcium is lost in sweat, so prolonged exercise requires calcium replenishment.
Magnesium is an essential mineral and electrolyte. It is involved in protein synthesis, ATP formation, metabolism of carbohydrates and fats, and bone strength.
• Magnesium deficiencies are the second most common deficiency in developed countries. A lack of magnesium will raise blood pressure and reduce insulin sensitivity.
• Increases in free and total testosterone have been noted in sedentary and athletic populations when supplementing with magnesium supplementation. It also acts as a muscle relaxer and may improve aerobic performance.
• Brilla et al. (1992) discovered 26 untrained subjects who participated in a 7 week strength training program in conjunction with magnesium supplementation were able to increase testosterone relative to baseline.
Q: What is the best way to take Gluta Core?
A: As a dietary supplement take one serving 1 to 2 times daily.
Q: What are BCAAs?
A: The branched chain amino acids are collectively made up of leucine, isoleucine, and valine. They are essential amino acids that cannot be produced by the body and can only be obtained through diet or supplementation. The BCAAs are the primary drivers behind muscle protein synthesis; arguably the most important physiological process for maximal muscle growth and recovery.
Q: What is glycogen and what does it do?
A: Glycogen (created from dextrose found in Gluta Core), in the simplest sense, are carbohydrates that are stored in muscles (opposed to glucose which is found in the blood stream). Glycogen provides the main energy source for higher intensity activities such as weight lifting and HIIT type training.
Q: When is the best time to take Gluta Core?
A: Immediately post workout as well as in between meals in order to maximally stimulate muscle protein synthesis throughout the day (promotes muscle recovery and repair).
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