Doesmixed with water have a bitter taste? I bought a 300g of today and i tried it out and right now im farting so much from it! Does that happen to you guys??
The glutamine I have has kind of a salty taste, i guess thats the best way to describe it. no bitterness. Ive never had trouble with bustin ass when i take it. It might sound weird but try taking it with a tablespoon of vegetable oil , that helps absorption. What grade is your powder? Usually i buy pharmaceutical grade
Young man, please don't buy anymore glutamine. Michael Vick kills a dog every time someone buys glutamine, mmkay.
Glutamine will only make your wallet thinner. Use that money on some dead and tasty animals instead
Doesnt glutamine help recover muscle tissues? Right now my left forearm is messed up and it hurts when i try to lift heavy things
I tried to look for EAS glutamine yesterday in some store and there werent any popular name brands so i just grabbed this name brand called Precision sport supplments micronized glutamine
Glutamine is bullsh-t in my opinion and even Patrick Arnold says it is worthless as well. The studies that have been done on glutamine are on patients who are HIV postive or on the brink of death due to physical trauma. In those given cases glutamine is sufficient. But normal bodybuilding and powerlifting does not create replicable trauma to the human body so I feel there is no correlation and no benefit.
I suppose if you were stranded on an island and only had glutamine and water (purified) for 4 weeks then it might come in handy, but at any rate save your money. Buy protein or dbol or something that ACTUALLY works.
luckily i bought the smallest amount of powder in the store then........ so right now i take on 100% whey and multivitamins.. does creatine do any good?
Preworkout: 15g Creatine monohydrate (I usually take mine a couple hours prior to working out to let it full saturate my muscles).
Postworkout: 10g glutamine + 1-2 scoops of whey protein
Your multi-vitamins, pop one FIRST thing when you wake up and pop one again before you GO TO BED. Keep your body with a good supply of nutrients around the clock.
NOTE: If you buy a good whey protein (like Optimum Nutrition or something like that) they are FORTIFIED with amino acids and nutrients....including glutamine. I usually have a couple shakes a day, plus your carbs that you eat have glutamine as well...so what's the point in taking more ? It's an overkill.
The reason why I said earlier if you on an island then it would help is b/c your carbs would be none (hence no glutamine).
I read some article saying that if u take 2 mutlivitimin pills or more daily u can have a big chance in getting cancer =O and thanks for giving me the information i need about not needing glutamine and thx for helping me on my homework about creatine guys : )
Being outside near cars can also increase your chance of cancer due to asbestos emissions from brake pads and the carcinogens that are emitted out dat tail pipe.
Cancer and its causes/origin is a greatly controversal topic. Even if you only want to take 1 multivitamin you'll still be better off vs. none.
I cycle creatine 4 weeks on 2 weeks off. That's just me.
i read the topic about taking 2 or more multivitamin daily can have a higher chance of getting cancer from this forum somewhere.. forgot where i read it off from
If you just train on weights for no more than 1hr a day, you wont need the glutamine. Its mainly used if you eat almost no calories while youre working out so your body doesnt use your muscle cells for energy!
When I did take L-glutamine for the first time it gave me straight up runny, watery diarreha...so yeah that's probably common. I don't know if that is the body's way of saying "I don't need any" or what, but yeah.
Glutamine has it's place. When taken in shakes or meals etc. I agree I noticed almost nil from it if anything im with reaper on the pooping part. Although I didn't give up on it and have just altered the way I take it because their can be a compitition for absorbtion when taken with food/parotein shakes.
I take about 10~20gr a day thru 4 doses.
1.) What I do is take 5gr with water 1st thing in the morning wait about 20~30min to eat. Usually cooking time.
2.) 5gr with water 30min before my workout which is usually an empty stomach.
3.) I mix some with my Excell and drink during my workout and finish it about 10minutes before Im done with my workout
4.) I take 5gr with water abuot 20minutes before my before bed meal.
I maintained alot more muscle mass (maybe 7lbs) while cutting over 12 weeks in 06' vs. 05' (same principles/diet/training/cardio)
When bulking I can't really credit anything to added Glutamine supplementation, maybe in a P.C.T. from a bulk cycle but thats all.
To answer the OP question, yes it has a bitter/salty taste, but nothing that lingers. Theres ALOT worst tasteing powders out there
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If you take too much glutamine it shouldn't be surprising to feel a queeziness in your stomach. Not only is glutamine the most abundant amino acid in your body when it comes to the musculoskeltal system however, it helps to preserve and protect the stomach lining.
Poliquin said that we should be taking 60-80g a day of glutamine to see glutamine effects