Written by Sandra Sorgini
Brent Hayden, Olympic swimmer and Pure Vita Labs athlete trusts PVL as his go to sports nutrition brand on his quest for Olympic Gold. Hayden won bronze in the 100m freestyle at the London 2012 Olympics to win Canada’s first ever Olympic medal in that event.
Brent has represented Canada at three Commonwealth Games. He set Commonwealth Games records in the 50m and 100m freestyle while winning double gold at Delhi 2010. At Melbourne 2006, he won silver in the 50m freestyle along with bronze in the 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle and 4x100m freestyle relay. He won the first two of his eight career Commonwealth Games medals at Manchester 2002, bronzes in the 4x100m freestyle and 4x100m medley relays.
If you are gunning for Gold in athletics, on the field, court, track or even in the pool or you simply want to live a golden life, PVL’s Glutamine Gold is sure to keep your head way above water and swimming down the lead lane towards optimal performance.
Why Glutamine? Glutamine is a legendary nutrient ideal for immunity, gut health support and muscle recovery. Whether you are an Olympic athlete or just a health conscious individual desiring peak performance levels in fitness and in life here is the gold, silver and bronze medal podium breakdown of the benefits of implementing Glutamine Gold into your sports nutrition protocol:
At the top of the podium, the number one reason why PVL’s Glutamine Gold is the winning formula is the advantageous combination of Glutamine + L-Alanyl-L-glutamine. This glorious combination makes it 2X more effective! Glutamine is an important amino acid with many functions in the body. It is a building block of protein and a critical part of the immune system. What’s more, glutamine has a special role in intestinal health.
It is a critical fuel source for immune cells, including white blood cells and certain intestinal cells. If the body’s need for glutamine is greater than its ability to produce it, your body may break down protein stores, such as muscle, to release more of this amino acid. Prevent this from happening, be proactive and ensure you are getting an adequate amount of protein and therefore, glutamine through supplementation. The function of the immune system can be compromised when insufficient amounts of glutamine are available.
L-alanyl-L-glutamine will improve nutritional deficiencies. It decreases muscle break down and increases the synthesis of muscle proteins. It also improves electrolyte and water absorption in the intestine and increases the body’s natural defense mechanism.
To further harness the legendary power of Glutamine, adding a hefty 1000mg dose of pure Vitamin C is sure to elevate health benefits. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues. It's involved in many body functions, including formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth. After all, Glutamine plus the obvious addition of Vitamin C ramps up immunity, recovery and well-being to new complete heights. Only the best, champion formulations for Brent, Olympic athletes and the average athlete as well. This is exactly what you get with PVL’s Glutamine Gold.
Glutamine Gold is non-GMO, Vegan and 0 sugar. You can get this product as Glutamine Gold in a delicious, tangy orange flavour or find it unflavoured as Glutamine. 2-in-1 vegan sourced Glutamine & L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine PLUS+ added Vitamin C offers a smooth stroke in a deliciously light, tangy orange drink.
The gold standard, winning combination for immunity, gut health and muscle recovery is found in Glutamine + L-Alanyl-L-glutamine plus Vitamin C. Brent knows the importance of staying healthy, fit and recovering well. After all, he is a high level athlete who came out of retirement and regained peak form for competition. No doubt his PVL sports nutrition protocol helped him splash back onto the Olympic stage after a hiatus. Glutamine Gold + Vitamin C – only from PVL® is produced specifically to support you in freestyling your way towards all of life’s gold medals and moments!