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    L-Glutamine - pre/post workout, pre/post sleep? which is best?

    I've bought some good quality L-Glutamine and was wondering when the best time to take it is.

    The site i bought it from says either waking up or before bed, pre or post workout.

    Which do you guys think is best? Also, how much at this recommended time?

    Thanks in advance
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    i do like 5-10 minutes pre and right before bed. Also I take capsules so i get 6grams per serving so 12g a day.

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    i use powder. 5g pre/10g post. also 5g upon waking, and 5-10g at bed.

    i take 20-30g a day.
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    Ive taken L-glutamine for 2 months at 20g per day and did not notice any results (not even improved recovery).

    I personally think its not worth the expense as quality L-glutamine is quite expensive (Japanese or US manufactured).

    Also I recall some discussion (sorry cant remember sources) that L-glutamine should not be taken at the same time as a protein supplement as they compete for the same receptor sites. Glutamine peptides on the other hand dont share the same conflict and you will find many protein powders have peptides added. You might want to research this for yourself as I dont have sources.

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    Try Glutamine Peptides instead of L-Glutamine. The absorbtion and the results are WAY better.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueboy75 View Post
    Ive taken L-glutamine for 2 months at 20g per day and did not notice any results (not even improved recovery).

    I personally think its not worth the expense as quality L-glutamine is quite expensive (Japanese or US manufactured).

    Also I recall some discussion (sorry cant remember sources) that L-glutamine should not be taken at the same time as a protein supplement as they compete for the same receptor sites. Glutamine peptides on the other hand dont share the same conflict and you will find many protein powders have peptides added. You might want to research this for yourself as I dont have sources.
    tahts y u take it before workout and before bed

    most liekly ur stomach shall be pretty empty

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontsurfonmytur View Post
    tahts y u take it before workout and before bed

    most liekly ur stomach shall be pretty empty
    many people eat before workouts (protein shake, light meal) and before sleeping (cottage cheese/cassein)

    i personally find my workout performance suffers I train on an empty stomach.

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    For me training on an empty stomach is not an option. I feel horrible if I do. If I can't eat a small meal, I usually just down a whey protein shake about 10-15 minutes pre-workout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPapaPump68 View Post
    For me training on an empty stomach is not an option. I feel horrible if I do. If I can't eat a small meal, I usually just down a whey protein shake about 10-15 minutes pre-workout.
    I'm the same way. Even when I was taking NO-Explode and it said for maximum effect don't eat anything for an hour, I still down a shake.

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    Has anybody actually noticed an improvement on their sleep because of glutamine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammercurls View Post
    Has anybody actually noticed an improvement on their sleep because of glutamine?
    Try ZMA for sleep - it gives its users AMAZING DREAMS !!! cheap too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmark View Post
    I've bought some good quality L-Glutamine and was wondering when the best time to take it is.

    The site i bought it from says either waking up or before bed, pre or post workout.

    Which do you guys think is best? Also, how much at this recommended time?

    Thanks in advance
    I have always used glutamine...

    -upon awakening
    -pre workout
    -post workout
    -before bed

    Always on an empty stomach.





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    Quote Originally Posted by JMRQ View Post
    Try ZMA for sleep - it gives its users AMAZING DREAMS !!! cheap too...
    Man, I'm gonna have to get some of this asap lol. I've procrastinated on it time and time again but I'm gonna make time to run to vitamin world and grab some. Is there a specific brand you prefer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gopro View Post
    I have always used glutamine...

    -upon awakening
    -pre workout
    -post workout
    -before bed

    Always on an empty stomach.
    How much, and for what purpose?

    Quote Originally Posted by fray5 View Post
    Man, I'm gonna have to get some of this asap lol. I've procrastinated on it time and time again but I'm gonna make time to run to vitamin world and grab some. Is there a specific brand you prefer?
    Why do you think you need it?





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    Quote Originally Posted by fray5 View Post
    Man, I'm gonna have to get some of this asap lol. I've procrastinated on it time and time again but I'm gonna make time to run to vitamin world and grab some. Is there a specific brand you prefer?
    I'm using the ON brand because they sell a big bottle with 180 pills... I LOVE ZMA it gives me amazing dreams EVERY SINGLE NIGHT

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