- 12-08-2010, 03:07 PM
I am 21 years old and I'd say I'm at the intermediate level in my workouts. I work out 4 days a week taking off wednesday and the weekends. I'm looking to put on a little bit of muscle mass but I dont want to get fat. I'm currently taking Afterglow, I dont know if you guys are familiar with it. My question is, should I be adding l-glutamine to it or not? I have been and I'm not sure if its going to help or hurt me. Another question is, is it safe to be mixing creatine, l-glutamine, and the afterglow all together. I just started taking creatine monohydrate today and I took 10 grams in my shake after my workout and felt a little sick, feeling better now though. Any tips or pointers would be greatly appreciated.
- 12-08-2010, 08:42 PM
Some people cant tolerate creatine very well, stomach issues.
I'm fine with it. What your doing is fine.
I take 15 - 20g L-Glutamine a day, I feel like it helps my recovery.
12-18-2010, 12:29 PM
12-18-2010, 03:13 PM
Finding your ideal caloric requirements for gaining muscle is essential.
Re L-glutamine, honestly, the literature is so conflicted over whether it actually works or not. I did my meta-analysis on it during the last year of my degree and came to the conclusion that supplementing with it is pretty much useless for anyone who is not a completely sedentary individual.
Afterglow already contains L-Glutamine, so you don't need to add more - using more has not been shown to have any more effect than a low dose. So, it's not going to hurt you to add it, but IMO you're wasting your money.
Afterglow contains 1g of Kre-Alkalyn. You don't need to add 10g more creatine monohydrate to the Afterglow - 10g is far too much, and is highly likely the reason you feel nauseous after having your shake. You don't need 10g of creatine monohydrate daily - 2-3g is enough.
I recommend checking out The 5 Basic Staple Supplements: The Only Supplements That Are Essential To Your Regime for more information on supplements you should be using for your goals.
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