Kyowa Hakko’s Sustamine® L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine is featured in True Athlete® in Latest Novel Sports Nutrition Blend

Kyowa Hakko’s branded, unique dipeptide ingredient is added to The Vitamin Shoppe’s True Athlete® line with Glutamine Sport Hydration and Recovery Blend 

prweb-sustamine-20191210Kyowa Hakko’s Sustamine® L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine ingredient for rapid glutamine absorption and hydration support* is now available in The Vitamin Shoppe’s exclusive sports nutrition supplement brand, True Athlete®, which recently upgraded its product line with the launch of Glutamine Sport Hydration & Recovery Blend.

Known for creating next-generation performance supplements that are independently tested and NSF Certified for Sport®, The Vitamin Shoppe’s True Athlete® brand guarantees high-quality, pure performance products formulated only with premium ingredients to ensure efficacy, safety and product integrity, with no synthetic hormones, artificial colors or flavors used. Kyowa Hakko, leading international health ingredient manufacturer, is thrilled to have its L-Glutamine and L-Alanyl combined ingredient, Sustamine®, featured in the new product.

“It’s the perfect match,” comments Elyse Lovett, MS, MBA, Senior Marketing Manager of Kyowa Hakko U.S.A. Inc. “The Vitamin Shoppe’s commitment to creating clean, safe, and efficacious products seamlessly coincides with Kyowa Hakko’s commitment to manufacturing clinically-studied, efficacious and high quality and high purity ingredients through our patented fermentation process. We are excited to see this new formulation hit the market.”

The Glutamine Sport Hydration & Recovery Blend is anti-catabolic and designed to support muscle recovery and the immune system. Glutamine is the most abundant single amino acid in the human body and is conditionally essential. However, while the body can endogenously produce glutamine, levels of it can deplete through several factors such as intense exercise. Replenishing glutamine levels through supplementation may support exercise recovery, while supporting the immune system and gastrointestinal health.

Produced through an innovative fermentation method, Kyowa Hakko’s branded Sustamine® L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine ingredient is a unique combination of the amino acids L-Glutamine and L-Alanyl. Sustamine® L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine has been clinically researched to offer unique and even superior benefits over either amino acid alone.

The branded ingredient is also clinically researched to be more easily absorbed by the body than complex protein molecules, and works to support hydration over water alone*.

True Athlete® Glutamine Sport Hydration and Recovery Blend is available online at, on The Vitamin Shoppe app, and in-store nationwide at more than 750 The Vitamin Shoppe locations.

Media interested in setting up an interview with a representative from Kyowa Hakko USA please contact Sara White at or 212-693-2150.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

About Kyowa Hakko USA
Kyowa Hakko USA is the North & South American office for Kyowa Hakko Bio Co. Ltd., an international health ingredients manufacturer and world leader in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and food products. For more information visit

About the Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE: VSI)
The Vitamin Shoppe® is an omni-channel specialty retailer and wellness lifestyle Company with the mission of providing customers with the most trusted products, guidance, and services to help them become their best selves, however they define it. Based in Secaucus, New Jersey, the Company offers a comprehensive assortment of nutritional solutions, including vitamins, minerals, specialty supplements, herbs, sports nutrition, homeopathic remedies, green living products, and natural beauty aids. In addition to carrying products from approximately 700 national brands, The Vitamin Shoppe offers products from its proprietary brands within its owned and wholesale channels, including: The Vitamin Shoppe®, BodyTech®, BodyTech Elite®, True Athlete®, plnt® and ProBioCare®. The Company conducts business through more than 750 company-operated retail stores under The Vitamin Shoppe and Super Supplements banners, and via its website,

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