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    Glutamine

    I've been reading alot on the benefits of supplementing with Glutamine. The only problem is different articles talk about taking different amounts. How much Glutamine should one take on work out days and off days. Thanks in advance.
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    I'd say 10 grams a day

    5 in the morning,, and 5 after your workout

    or if its an off day, take the other 5 before bed

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    I take 5 grams pre-workout and 5 grams post-workout - EVERYDAY. I used to take 5 before bed too, but I find that 10 grams per day is perfect.

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    10g a day I take 5g in the am and 5g before bed

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    how do you get over the piss after-taste of glutamine?

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    I mix it with my protein shake after workout, that way it doesnt taste anything.

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    Originally posted by manijak
    how do you get over the piss after-taste of glutamine?
    I have never ever had that taste are you sure your drinking Glutamine? Studies show you should take Glutamine away from other protein sources and IMO I would not mix it with a protein shake

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    I do the same..just put it in with your shake and you cant taste it.. I do 10gr a day also...Couldnt tell yeah if that is the correct amount or not though.

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    What kind/brand do you guys recommend? I've been surfing the net and there are a million different suppliers. I am assuming the cheapest pharmaceutical grade glutamine is the stuff I should get.

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    Originally posted by manijak
    how do you get over the piss after-taste of glutamine?
    It's up to which glutamine you buy.
    Pro Lab Glutamine 1kg- $50 Tastes good

    Glutamine Peptide(great) 1Kg- $35 Tastes like ass

    so it depends on what you get

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    I'll go with the $35 sh*t that tastes like *ss and just mix it with my juice, that $15 I save is a 12 pack of Corona and some munchies!

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    Originally posted by manijak
    how do you get over the piss after-taste of glutamine?
    I was in a rush one time and I just put 5 gms in about an ounce of water and sucked it down. Man was that a mistake, I thought I was gonna puke. Mix it with something that has a taste (juice or protein shake, ice tea, whatever).

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    NO PAIN, NO GAIN people!
    I put 5 grams of powder straight into my mouth and wash it down with water. Doesn't taste like ice cream but I don't have high taste expectations of it.

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    I take the Prolab Glutamine, doesn't taste bad at all. Just mix with water, slight after taste, but it's not like it's unbarable.

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    Originally posted by VEGETA990


    I was in a rush one time and I just put 5 gms in about an ounce of water and sucked it down. Man was that a mistake, I thought I was gonna puke. Mix it with something that has a taste (juice or protein shake, ice tea, whatever).
    hehehehhee I know what are you talking about...I did it once
    and NEVER again

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    I think the best way to take glutamine would be without any water at all. Just put the 5 grams into your mouth under your tonque and kind of "melt" (I don´t know would do you call it in english) it. That way more of it reaches the blood. If you mix it with water you won´t get the best use of it.

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    I found the optimum to be the cheapest at my store..like 22.00 bucks for a bottle..has lasted me for almost 2 months and still have half a bottle left..

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    are glutamine peptides better than L glutamine whats teh differences?

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    okay. L-glutamine and Glutamine Peptides are our two choices for glutamine... both are supposed to be equally effective when taken correctly. L-glutamine is cheaper and more ppl usually use it. However L-glutamine MUST be taken on an empty stomach at least 30 mins +/- any meal or it will be wasted. Orals (pill form) are the common L-glutamine method of administration.

    Glutatmine Peptides however are all in powder form (as far as i've ever seen or heard of) and you can and should mix them in with a protein shake (this will avoid the "piss taste") and because they are peptides it is fine to take with the shake because they will survive in your stomach with other food (read protein shake) unlike L-glutamine tablets...

    I use the peptides... but it doesnt really matter like i said, as long as you take the glutamine properly. hope this helps

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    where can i buy the glutamine peptides?

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    I also heard/read recently that you should only take L-Glut on an empty stomach...I guess that I never did it before reading Night ops post. Have I been doing this wrong the whole time?? What is every one else doing?

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    do not take it with protien shake becuase its not absorbed right take on an empty stomach for best results 10 grams in the morning and 10 before bed with water .

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    okay...

    xzoomzx you can get em at www.dpsnutrition.com (i think)
    also try www.discountsupplements.com

    ryan, if you have been taking L-gluatmine (not the glut peptides) with food, a good deal of it is wasted because it is used in the digestion of the food in your stomach (i'll need to dig up some research to be more specific, but its something like this.. sorry). Take on an empty stomach or buy glutamine peptides and take w/shake.

    rampage, are you talking about L-glutamine capsules, or glutamine peptides... one more time... l-glut on empty stomach, glut pepts w/food or shake.

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