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Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by amandakissnhug, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. amandakissnhug

    amandakissnhug Purple Belt

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    Is Glutamine worth getting and taking separate from other supplements?

    do I need to take other supplements to compliment this?

    Are there any good brands to look out for?

    Thanks. any feedback would be great.
     
  2. supersudo

    supersudo Purple Belt

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    yeh.. i'd also like to know... :D

    btw, u can get glutamine pretty cheap thru vitacost.com (NSI glutamine 300caps for 15.99) or puritan.com ... especially when puritan.com runs those killer 3 for 1 sales!..
     
  3. Chad Hamilton

    Chad Hamilton Amateur Fighter

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  4. amandakissnhug

    amandakissnhug Purple Belt

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    Why are capsules a waste of money? Whats the diffrence between a powder by itself and a powder stuck in a little capsul?
     
  6. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    I take it because I bought 2kg of the stuff at xmas after I ran out and coincidentally got sick when I was off it. I take about 5g a day (more if I feel ill/drained) and I think it keeps me from over training/getting ill from the high workloads.

    No side effects for me.

    Its dirt cheap,so why not
     
  7. Brand Nizzle

    Brand Nizzle Guest

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    Right there.

    It's good stuff.
     
  8. Brand Nizzle

    Brand Nizzle Guest

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  9. codysweet02

    codysweet02 Brown Belt

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    Difference between powder and caps? Is one better than the other? Also does it matter if it is just L-Glut or Peptide Glut? All help is appreciated.
     
  10. TJS

    TJS Brown Belt

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    I have heard peptides are better but I couldent tell you why.
     
  11. Jeremy Henderson

    Jeremy Henderson Amateur Fighter

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    Glutimine is very good, I rec taking 20 g a day. Will help your recovery big time
     
  12. Foxx_MMA

    Foxx_MMA Green Belt

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    20 g a day seems a bit excessive imho i heard you didnt need more than 10 anyone else know abotu doseages?
     
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    20 grams a day is quite a bit isn't it?
     
  14. Jeremy Henderson

    Jeremy Henderson Amateur Fighter

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    No, not at all. 5 g taken 4 times throughout the day. Esp with the wear and tear grapplers and boxers put on their body. It will help you recover faster and also boost your immune system.
     
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    Foxx_MMA Green Belt

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    How much does your glutamine habit run? and where do you get it from i assume your using the power form cause capsules means you wuold be popping 20 pills a day and that would be one large pain
     
  16. Jeremy Henderson

    Jeremy Henderson Amateur Fighter

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    I get pro source glutimine.
     
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    Foxx_MMA Green Belt

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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Peptides are better because they are shortened chains of the original L-Glutamine; this makes them easier for your cells to absorb. It's the same principle as hydrolized proteins versus regular isolates and concentrates: shortened chains= more digestible.

    Taking 20g a day is a total waste.

    5-10 grams, post-workout or at night, preferably post-workout.
     
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    I take 5g right before my work out, if I forget I take it before I start my car. That is the BEAT time to take it. Right before the work out that is.
     
  20. Aaron Howard

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    Glutamine will make exactly ZERO difference in your gains. As an athlete, if you're getting protein and not on some sort of no-carb starvation diet, glutamine is completely superfluous (read: a waste of money).
     

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