Glutamine and Recovery

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  1. Glutamine and Recovery


    I take 5 grams of glutamine with my preworkout mix and 5 grams after workouts with a protein shake. I also take 5 grams before bed. Ive heard that glutamine has a negative reaction with taurine, is that true? i ussually mix in five grams of taurine before and after workouts with the glutamine. I was also just wondering the overall effectiveness of glutamine in aiding with muscle recovery? are there better powders out there?


  2. Quote Originally Posted by pavb10 View Post
    I take 5 grams of glutamine with my preworkout mix and 5 grams after workouts with a protein shake. I also take 5 grams before bed. Ive heard that glutamine has a negative reaction with taurine, is that true? i ussually mix in five grams of taurine before and after workouts with the glutamine. I was also just wondering the overall effectiveness of glutamine in aiding with muscle recovery? are there better powders out there?
    there is no proof glutamine aids in recovery, if you think so then you misinterpreted the literature or just read too many ads. Maybe to help your immune system when you are sick.

    Anyways, Taurine would not interfere
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  3. http://64.233.179.104/scholar?hl=en&...mino+acid)%22+

    do your homework before you claim it doesn't help in muscle recovery.

  4. Don't spend money on glutamine. Spend that money on food, bills, lap dances etc.

  5. Glutamine is one of those supps some people swear by and others read studies without trying it and say it is garbage. The best thing you can do is try it for yourself and see if you like it or not which you are already doing. If you think its helping, keep taking it, if it isn't then don't buy another tub.
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  6. To many studys that show its uselses. http://anabolicprotein.com/viewtopic.php?t=99 Sorry if posting from anther site but I couldn't find it here.

  7. Im a fan of glutamine
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  8. Better taking BCAA's or leucine for muscle growth.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by djbombsquad View Post
    Better taking BCAA's or leucine for muscle growth.
    its meant for recovery.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    Im a fan of glutamine
    me too

  11. Id do protein and carbs for recovery. Way better option.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by djbombsquad View Post
    Id do protein and carbs for recovery. Way better option.
    well obiously the glutamine goes in with it lol


    EDIT** anyone who just takes glutamine and water after a workout would have me questioning them big time

  13. Quote Originally Posted by djbombsquad View Post
    Id do protein and carbs for recovery. Way better option.
    yeah pretty sure thats a given. im taking it now just because i bought some about a year ago and i figured i might as well give it a go. not too sure if i notice anything different. My legs definitely recover quicker but that may be down to me trainging them weekly rather then just here and there.

  14. I tried using it and personally didn't like it. Dave Palumbo isn't a fan of it either saying if you take in enough protein especially whey you can syntasize more than enough. I have also herd it has terrible obsorbtion (can't spell > ) orally, this is why it is used intravenusly which does work well.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Reverin View Post
    http://64.233.179.104/scholar?hl=en&...mino+acid)%22+

    do your homework before you claim it doesn't help in muscle recovery.

    yes, i concur.

    when & how much used determine the effectiveness.
    if you're in mass mode, not gonna do much.
    if you're heavy dieting or prepping for show, it's a must.
    and to be effective, dosing guidelines call for minimum 10g pre w/o, another 10g post w/o.
    it can be taken before bed as well, but i question the use of it here, better option for recovery is the former.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by snagency View Post
    yes, i concur.

    when & how much used determine the effectiveness.
    if you're in mass mode, not gonna do much.
    if you're heavy dieting or prepping for show, it's a must.
    and to be effective, dosing guidelines call for minimum 10g pre w/o, another 10g post w/o.
    it can be taken before bed as well, but i question the use of it here, better option for recovery is the former.
    ive only used 5 pre and post guess ill be bumping that up, well nevermind now that i think about it my whey already has 4 gr per scoop so maybe ive theoretically have already been doing 15 hr pre and post, my post shake also has 100gr of WMS in with the protein its great it swells me up and im hungry 20 minutes after i drink it so i think my body absorbs it quickly!

  17. Quote Originally Posted by king1033 View Post
    ive only used 5 pre and post guess ill be bumping that up, well nevermind now that i think about it my whey already has 4 gr per scoop so maybe ive theoretically have already been doing 15 hr pre and post, my post shake also has 100gr of WMS in with the protein its great it swells me up and im hungry 20 minutes after i drink it so i think my body absorbs it quickly!
    i personally don't pay attention to the amounts listed in whey; the 10g guideline is straight glut for me, any amount i get from other sources is just a bonus.

    my use for whey is only for protein content, not trying to get specific aminos or vitamins from it.

  18. What I did a while back during my cut was do 5gr ~15min. before morning and nite meals. Then 10gr on an empty stomach which was about 20-30 min pre-workout and immediately post-workout then do some Low-Intensity cardio.

    It worked real well. I've been trying to do it the last few days but I just can't remember to....waaaay too much on my mind now-a-days vs. back then
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  19. Quote Originally Posted by buddy6 View Post
    I tried using it and personally didn't like it. Dave Palumbo isn't a fan of it either saying if you take in enough protein especially whey you can syntasize more than enough. I have also herd it has terrible obsorbtion (can't spell > ) orally, this is why it is used intravenusly which does work well.
    absorption is an issue; lotta guys swear by peptides.
    i like peptide version myself.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    What I did a while back during my cut was do 5gr ~15min. before morning and nite meals. Then 10gr on an empty stomach which was about 20-30 min pre-workout and immediately post-workout then do some Low-Intensity cardio.

    It worked real well. I've been trying to do it the last few days but I just can't remember to....waaaay too much on my mind now-a-days vs. back then
    that approach makes sense...

  21. the best glut product in existence bar none imo (excluding intravenous use - don't know a thing about that) is beverly international's glutamine select.
    the stuff is phenomenal - again, in strict dieting mode. combined w/ bcaa's, this product is off the hook effective.
    only problem is it'll run ya a small fortune to use properly...

  22. Here's the truth.

    BCAA's are what the body uses to make Glutamine, which is the most abundant amino acid in the formation of muscle tissue. In fact, Glutamine comprises over 97% of new muscle cell growth. In other words, you can eat protein all day long but it's only the Glutamine that will ultimately grow more muscle. By now you may be wondering; "Why not just take Glutamine?" Well, that's exactly what most companies thought too, (or more accurately, that's what they wanted you to think). It's the reason Glutamine went on to became a very popular supplement. There's just one problem:

    The body cannot absorb orally ingested Glutamine!!!

    Most supplemental Glutamine is destroyed by digestive enzymes before it ever gets into the bloodstream. That's why no one ever got any impressive results from the use of all that extra Glutamine. The ONLY way for your muscles to reap the benefits of Glutamine is the way nature intended - by converting it from the Branched Chain Amino Acids! Buy some BCAA's or leucine. Save your money.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by snagency View Post
    the best glut product in existence bar none imo (excluding intravenous use - don't know a thing about that) is beverly international's glutamine select.
    the stuff is phenomenal - again, in strict dieting mode. combined w/ bcaa's, this product is off the hook effective.
    only problem is it'll run ya a small fortune to use properly...
    anything beverly international is a small fortune lol, but they products are top notch!

  24. Quote Originally Posted by djbombsquad View Post
    Here's the truth.

    BCAA's are what the body uses to make Glutamine, which is the most abundant amino acid in the formation of muscle tissue. In fact, Glutamine comprises over 97% of new muscle cell growth. In other words, you can eat protein all day long but it's only the Glutamine that will ultimately grow more muscle. By now you may be wondering; "Why not just take Glutamine?" Well, that's exactly what most companies thought too, (or more accurately, that's what they wanted you to think). It's the reason Glutamine went on to became a very popular supplement. There's just one problem:

    The body cannot absorb orally ingested Glutamine!!!

    Most supplemental Glutamine is destroyed by digestive enzymes before it ever gets into the bloodstream. That's why no one ever got any impressive results from the use of all that extra Glutamine. The ONLY way for your muscles to reap the benefits of Glutamine is the way nature intended - by converting it from the Branched Chain Amino Acids! Buy some BCAA's or leucine. Save your money.


    ohhh ok well i take bulk luecine but ive read not to gover 6 gr's but that sounds like a bunch of bs i dont see why i cant go as high as 20gr for the day

  25. Quote Originally Posted by snagency View Post
    the best glut product in existence bar none imo (excluding intravenous use - don't know a thing about that) is beverly international's glutamine select.
    the stuff is phenomenal - again, in strict dieting mode. combined w/ bcaa's, this product is off the hook effective.
    only problem is it'll run ya a small fortune to use properly...
    Thats exactly what I used around my workout's. I just used bulk powder for morning and nite doses. I grabbed it for cheap because it was near expiration.
    Serious Nutrition Solutions Representative

  26. Quote Originally Posted by djbombsquad View Post
    The ONLY way for your muscles to reap the benefits of Glutamine is the way nature intended - by converting it from the Branched Chain Amino Acids! Buy some BCAA's or leucine. Save your money.
    Or inject it
    Serious Nutrition Solutions Representative

  27. Quote Originally Posted by king1033 View Post
    anything beverly international is a small fortune lol, but they products are top notch!
    I've been hearing more and more positive things about this company recently but it doesn't get much recognition on this board. I must check them out.

  28. Quote Originally Posted by Australian made View Post
    I've been hearing more and more positive things about this company recently but it doesn't get much recognition on this board. I must check them out.
    i'm a bev diehard man; every single thing they put out is quality. salty, but that company knows what they're doing, & been doing it for 40 yrs.

  29. Quote Originally Posted by Australian made;
    Glutamine is one of those supps some people swear by and others read studies without trying it and say it is garbage....



    And reps!

    Glutamine is not useless!
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  30. Quote Originally Posted by djbombsquad View Post
    Here's the truth.

    BCAA's are what the body uses to make Glutamine, which is the most abundant amino acid in the formation of muscle tissue. In fact, Glutamine comprises over 97% of new muscle cell growth. In other words, you can eat protein all day long but it's only the Glutamine that will ultimately grow more muscle. By now you may be wondering; "Why not just take Glutamine?" Well, that's exactly what most companies thought too, (or more accurately, that's what they wanted you to think). It's the reason Glutamine went on to became a very popular supplement. There's just one problem:

    The body cannot absorb orally ingested Glutamine!!!

    Most supplemental Glutamine is destroyed by digestive enzymes before it ever gets into the bloodstream. That's why no one ever got any impressive results from the use of all that extra Glutamine. The ONLY way for your muscles to reap the benefits of Glutamine is the way nature intended - by converting it from the Branched Chain Amino Acids! Buy some BCAA's or leucine. Save your money.
    good points...
    that's why the bev formula works so well, combined w/ bcaa's.

    i make my own concoction, combining peptides w/ bcaa's for a cheaper alternative. i would'nt do it if i didn't get results...
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