Facts for Healthcare Professionals

For those active clients looking for advice on how to speed their post-workout recovery, replace lost fluids, repair damaged muscle proteins and refill their body’s energy stores, let them know about Sustamine. Sustamine is a highly bio-available combination of L-Glutamine and L-Alanine that provides multiple benefits to help sustain an athlete’s body for optimal performance.* Ultra-pure and clinically tested, you can recommend Sustamine to clients with confidence.

Dipeptides speed recovery

Sustamine is manufactured through a novel enzymatic process that creates a true dipeptide. A dipeptide is a bonded chain of two amino acids, in this case, L-Glutamine and L-Alanine. Much smaller than a complete protein, a dipeptide can be transported directly into intestinal cells. The muscles get nutrients faster, and the length of time the body takes to recover is reduced.* 

Dipeptides are even more efficient than single amino acids. To get into cells, dipeptides and amino acids must wait for a “transporter.” There are only three specific transporters, so the 20 amino acids and their dipeptide combinations compete for available transporters. Since a single transporter can carry a dipeptide, the dipeptide conveys two amino acids through the cell barrier at once. Through coupling for transport, dipeptides drastically reduce the time and energy needed for cellular recovery.

Why combine glutamine with alanine?

Combined into a single dipeptide, L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine, Sustamine helps the body rehydrate, recover and replenish better than glutamine or alanine alone. 

  • Studies show that a combination of L-Alanine with L-Glutamine may be more effective than glutamine alone for increasing electrolyte and water absorption lost during exercise.*
  • L-Glutamine has been shown to effectively modulate the body’s immune response to exercise.*
  • The combination of L-Glutamine and L-Alanine has been shown to support the body’s natural antioxidant defense against the oxidative stress produced by free radicals.*
  • Research indicates that combining glutamine with another amino acid to form a substrate is more stable and less subject to degradation at high temperatures than glutamine alone. This prolongs shelf life and increases quality.*