Glutamine and Recovery
- 02-28-2008, 11:13 PM
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?
- 02-29-2008, 04:56 AM
02-29-2008, 05:04 AM
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02-29-2008, 06:17 AM
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.
02-29-2008, 01:16 PM
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02-29-2008, 01:59 PM
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.
02-29-2008, 02:21 PM
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.
02-29-2008, 02:25 PM
02-29-2008, 02:39 PM
02-29-2008, 02:40 PM
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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02-29-2008, 02:41 PM
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02-29-2008, 02:47 PM
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...
02-29-2008, 02:52 PM
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.
02-29-2008, 02:53 PM
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02-29-2008, 03:16 PM
02-29-2008, 03:17 PM
Originally Posted by Australian made;
Glutamine is not useless!
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02-29-2008, 03:18 PM
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