T.A.G., or Trans Alanyl Glutamine, is the only true Muscle-Targeted Glutamine. Due to its unique di-peptide bond, T.A.G. creates a jacket to protect glutamine all the way through to the muscle. T.A.G. is an ideal solution for muscle repair, reducing muscle tissue degradation, and enhancing recovery.*
T.A.G. IS ENGINEERED TO BOOST THE FOLLOWING
- High-Intensity Training
- Strength Training
- Sports Conditioning
- General Fitness
Glutamine has been a staple for athletes and fitness enthusiasts for benefits to muscle recovery and glutamine’s impact on the body’s immune system as a whole. While glutamine has many advantages to helping improve performance and health, it is often under-utilized in supplement programs due to poor absorption kinetics. However, T.A.G. has been scientifically engineered to deliver the full dose of glutamine necessary due to its unique bonding with alanine. Enhanced absorption means real results, and with enhanced recovery, you can go longer and stronger than ever before.*
How is T.A.G. superior to Free Form L –glutamine in terms of oral bio-availability and absorption?
Di-peptides are usually absorbed faster than free amino acids, due to the intact and efficient dipeptide transport carrier they employ. This transport system is neither used by, nor is it shared with, free amino acids, and appears to demonstrate a high affinity for absorption sites. These physicochemical properties alone may provide greater effectiveness as compared to regular l-glutamine. Di-peptides, such as T.A.G., are more efficiently absorbed via minimally selective transporters, called PEPT1 transporters. Because of the easier access, blood amino acid concentrations can rise faster when di- and tri-peptides are consumed versus free amino acids.*
What is a “free-form” amino acid?
Amino acids are not attached to other amino acids are called “free form” amino acids.
What is a “di-peptide” amino acid?
Di-peptide refers to a molecule that contains two amino acids joined by a single peptide bond.
What advantages does a di-peptide amino acid have over free-form amino acids?
Not all dietary proteins are digested equally. During digestion, protein is broken down into di-peptides and amino acids. Di-peptides are absorbed more rapidly than the regular “free-form” amino acids, because their uptake involves a separate absorption mechanism. Di-peptides specifically activate G-Cells found in the stomach to secrete gastrin for immediate assimilation and absorption by increasing gastric motility. This allows the di-peptide aminos to rapidly enter the blood stream (through the Portal Vein).*
Is T.A.G. effective for endurance athletes or those involved with Crossfit?
T.A.G. fills the inner muscle cell amino acid pool so that it can utilize these aminos for more efficient muscle fuel, thus prolonging workouts and significantly reducing lactic acid and fatigue. Thus, T.A.G. is an incredible effective supplement for endurance and Crossfit athletes.*
Does T.A.G. improve recovery from not only strenuous workouts, but also when I get injured or sick?
Yes, T.A.G. provides a complete recovery solution to support the body’s immune system, prevent muscle catabolism, increase protein synthesis and growth hormone release. This makes it ideal for individuals recovering from surgery, bariatric procedures, illness, or even for athletes suffering from over-training.*
What applications has Alanyl Glutamine had in the medical community?
Di-peptide Alanyl-Glutamine in T.A.G. has been studied in over 300 published medical studies. It has been studied to provide noted benefits in:
Reducing negative side effects in Chemotherapy patients while fortifying their nutritional condition
Assisting with improving HIV/AIDS patients recovery from illness
Boosting resistance to infection
Repair of interstitial epithelial tissue from trauma
Protection from disease processes
Beneficial in reducing patients hospital stay and improved recovery time with organ transplant patients
Speed in recovery and strength in patients with bone marrow transplants
Positive regeneration in patients suffering from Gastrointestinal disease
Safe and effective in improving glutamine and inner muscle saturation of infants after post surgical procedures
So far, over 300 positive beneficial medical studies have been shown in using the di-peptide Alanyl-Glutamine in T.A.G., and more positive studies are sure to follow!*
Through which process does T.A.G. avoid being absorbed in the intestine?
Due to the di-peptide bonding, the majority of T.A.G. will bypass intestinal digestion by entering the Portal Vein and transfer to the liver to inject into the blood plasma for use by the muscles. As comparison, most free-form amino acids are absorbed in the lower two sections of the small intestine, the jejunum and the illium (i.e. L-Glutamine), where most of the amino acid will be utilized by the intestine initially before passing to the liver for further reduction or conversion for metabolic processes.*
Is there a sweetener in the unflavored product?
No. The di-peptide structure of T.A.G. has an inherent “sweet” taste, but not all amino acids are created equal when it comes to taste. The taste of amino acid is limited to sweet, sour, bitter, salty, savory or piquant, and metallic – the seven basic tastes. T.A.G. was developed and engineered to be “sweet” in flavor characteristic so it could be formulated without added sugar!*
How does T.A.G. improve the immune system?
T.A.G. improves the immune system by providing a di-peptide that can rapidly assimilate directly through the portal vein (avoiding interstitial interference)and enter the blood plasma. This fuels the most critical amino acids needed for maximum recovery and supporting efficient metabolic processes, thus supporting a healthy immune system.*
How can a 10 gram scoop have 10 grams worth of T.A.G.? Where do we account for citric acid, flavorings, sweeteners and color?
Due to the inherent high naturally “sweet” taste of T.A.G., very little flavoring has to be added. The flavors and color only constitute 200 mgs per scoop, so the resulting number is 10 grams after rounding up.*
Why am I not getting the same amount of scoops as servings per container stated?
Due to the fine pharmaceutical mesh size (particle size) of T.A.G., compression may occur from the vibration in shipping. Therefore, when scooping out the powder after it is compressed, a scoop may actually yield slightly more than the label indicates. It is recommended to shake the container to release the compression of the powder and restore it to its fluffy natural state. With this, every scoop should be a consistent 10 grams.
Why does the powder in T.A.G. look like flavor crystals?
T.A.G. is pure pharmaceutical grade di-peptide amino acid. This is why it is in pure crystalline form. Any amino acid that is off colored and not of crystalline form is not pure pharmaceutical grade and may contain other impurities other than the specific amino acid.*
What is the source of the amino acids in T.A.G.? Is it pharmaceutical grade?
The source of amino acids in T.A.G. is from vegetable sources. They are produced from a patent pending fermentation process to provide the highest quality pharmaceutical grade “animal-free” di-peptide amino acid found in T.A.G.*
Does T.A.G. have a caloric value?
No, T.A.G. does not have a caloric value as it is not a “macro”-nutrient.
Is T.A.G. safe to take every day? Is there a limit to how much T.A.G. I can take safely?
Yes, T.A.G. is absolutely safe to take every day. There is no established limit to the amount of T.A.G. you can take daily. Clinical toxicity testing has gone over 200 grams of T.A.G. administration per day (20x the recommended daily dosage) with zero side effects. However, we don’t recommend this as you may go broke ($$$).*
Can I take T.A.G. even if I am not training?
Yes, you can take T.A.G. on off days and even if you are not training. T.A.G. still supports a healthy lifestyle and offers health benefits to all individuals.*
Can I take T.A.G. as a replacement to my dietary protein intake?
No, T.A.G. is not a complete protein. It offers health benefits of being a di-peptide which targets very specific tissues and metabolic processes. Only dietary consumed protein will offer macro-nutrient benefits. Only add T.A.G. to your well balanced diet for maximum health and performance benefits.*
Can T.A.G. be used by vegetarians or vegans?
Yes, T.A.G. can be used by vegans or vegetarians as it is produced from vegan sources.
Take one scoop before or after your workout. For maximum effectiveness, take an additional scoop in the morning or evening. Research has shown that consuming additional glutamine around your workouts enhances recovery, improves immune function, and provides cellular energy that is crucial for health benefits.