NEW YORK CITY—Betancourt Nutrition launched Glutamine Plus featuring Sustamine, an easily absorbed glutamine supplement supplied by Kyowa USA, aimed at consumers undertaking intense workout regimens.
Glutamine is the most abundant single amino acid in the body, and it’s considered to be essential during times when the body undergoes large amounts of stress. Additionally, it supports recovery and the immune system. The body uses much of its glutamine stores with intense exercise.
Glutamine Plus helps promote L-glutamine delivery and water absorption, supports glycogen synthesis, supports muscle maintenance, supports gastrointestinal (GI) health, supports the immune system and may improve amino acid metabolism.
Sustamine, an ingredient used in the product, is a stable dipeptide of L-alanine and L-glutamine and is more easily absorbed than protein. It is a vegetarian product, allergen fee and generally recognized as safe (GRAS). It is tasteless, odorless and stable in liquids. It helps the body recover by replacing lost electrolytes and fluids, repair damaged muscle proteins and refills the body’s energy stores.
Glutamine supplements may help the body remove waste products, help with digestion and support the immune system. Bodily stress can also reduce the amounts of alanine, which is also considered an important amino acid alongside glutamine.