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L-glutamin to stop carb cravings?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 20, 2012 at 11:23 PM

I came across this knowledge here:

http://healthdivas.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/shortcut-to-stop-sugar-and-starch.html

Have you guys tried it? Does it work?

Well informed answers and constructive feedback only please! Thanks!!!

Alexandra

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on October 01, 2012
at 02:15 AM

ohh well you can take a bit of the powder under your tongue for the carb craving, but if for working out, then its after usually :)

B1d8e7b7d0f8ed80e4892e93c717aa3f

on September 30, 2012
at 11:48 AM

THanks Rob!! SHould I take the Lglutamin before or after exercise?!

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on September 21, 2012
at 04:31 AM

Even brushing my teeth with turmeric left me with a stomach ache.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on September 21, 2012
at 04:30 AM

Interestingly, I have tried both curcumin powder and turmeric - they were natural herbs and I thought I would not have any negative effects, but I had a stomach ache and indigestion. I have tried over twelve times, so I just gave up. I react to most things except for the basics (vegetables/meat/some fish). Everything else I react to.

05de181d71c1df6304a03566fe821d4b

(795)

on September 21, 2012
at 03:31 AM

oh by the way L-Glutamine helps with muscle recovery if you work out

05de181d71c1df6304a03566fe821d4b

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on September 21, 2012
at 03:29 AM

I don't believe so, its not really a sugar its an amino acid, so I doubt it would even affect blood sugar. Ketogenic Ratio: http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nutrition/ketosis-and-the-ketogenic-ratio-qa.html

05de181d71c1df6304a03566fe821d4b

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on September 21, 2012
at 03:28 AM

how about curcumin for inflammation? I heard it is pretty good, or just add turmeric to your cooking, seems like a benign enough herb, maybe it won't give you any negative effects?

B1d8e7b7d0f8ed80e4892e93c717aa3f

on September 20, 2012
at 11:55 PM

thanks Rob!! I love your answers. WOuld L Glutamin stop ketosis?

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05de181d71c1df6304a03566fe821d4b

on September 20, 2012
at 11:31 PM

I heard it does and the results are quite instant, but I never tried it before. It is also not recommended for people who have cancer as it can feed certain types of cancer. I'd try it as l-glutamine is cheap, get the powder form, when you crave I guess you put someone your tongue. I heard good things about gymnema sylvestre, and if you put some on your tongue before eating something sweet, you can't taste the sweetness and it will taste like cardboard :)

I personally went cold turkey, and went to low carb, when you go into ketosis I find that I really don't miss sweets.

05de181d71c1df6304a03566fe821d4b

(795)

on September 21, 2012
at 03:29 AM

I don't believe so, its not really a sugar its an amino acid, so I doubt it would even affect blood sugar. Ketogenic Ratio: http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nutrition/ketosis-and-the-ketogenic-ratio-qa.html

B1d8e7b7d0f8ed80e4892e93c717aa3f

on September 20, 2012
at 11:55 PM

thanks Rob!! I love your answers. WOuld L Glutamin stop ketosis?

05de181d71c1df6304a03566fe821d4b

(795)

on September 21, 2012
at 03:31 AM

oh by the way L-Glutamine helps with muscle recovery if you work out

B1d8e7b7d0f8ed80e4892e93c717aa3f

on September 30, 2012
at 11:48 AM

THanks Rob!! SHould I take the Lglutamin before or after exercise?!

05de181d71c1df6304a03566fe821d4b

(795)

on October 01, 2012
at 02:15 AM

ohh well you can take a bit of the powder under your tongue for the carb craving, but if for working out, then its after usually :)

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on September 21, 2012
at 05:25 PM

I take large amounts of glutamine, ranging from 5-20 grams/day. It may be just a coincidence but I do not have a sweet tooth. I take it for muscle recovery, GI health, and to boost endogenous GH production.

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on September 21, 2012
at 09:01 AM

Poliquin says it's good for gut healing actually. And the guy behind Precision nutrition says it helps with acidity. Tim Ferris recommends it for the same reasons Poliquin does. From my own experience yes, l-glutamin curbs cravings. It's better in sustamine form as it's made more available to the body. In his rapid fat loss protocol, the bulletproof executive suggests "If you ever feel tired or week, take up to 10-20 grams of L-Glutamine. Do not exceed 40 grams in a single day."

But to go a bit deeper, I think the reason why it's so effective in curbing cravings is that :

. It regulates acidity . This in term regulates your bacterial profile. I want to write it kills the bad bacteria but I'm not sure . You might know that people with SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth) suffer from carb cravings. The bad bacteria loves sugar. Considering the gut-brain axis, it makes sense that when you have excess bad bacteria, prolifering due to acid imbalance in your gut, you end up getting carb and sugar cravings. The bad bacteria "asks" for it and signals it to the brain.

So L-glutamin acts on acidity, hence regulates the microbiome, and the cravings. I know, not much science but it's explanation that emerges from experience and reading. And to me it even explains why some people taking it on a keto diet don't feel like s***t anymore. Gut bacteria thriving in the gut or acid imabalance can make you feel that way. Food for thought

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on September 21, 2012
at 02:19 AM

Thanks for a great article and it is very timely because I have just started taking L-glutamine (Solgar) two days ago.

I have decided that I will give it a try and if it does not work, I won't try any more supplements for a while.

I am not taking it for sugar cravings, I am taking it for gastritis (I have read on the internet that it helps).

So far here are my results:

  1. Yes, is stops hunger feelings. I did not feel hungry at all.

  2. I have side effects. Since I eat the same exactly food and have the same level of activity every day, taking this supplement is the only variable. My side effects - palpitations, nightmare (I still remember the dream) and insomnia. Please do not think you will have the same side effects since I am super sensitive and I cannot have most supplements. Your body might react differently.

I wish I could tell you more but this is my experience.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on September 21, 2012
at 04:31 AM

Even brushing my teeth with turmeric left me with a stomach ache.

05de181d71c1df6304a03566fe821d4b

(795)

on September 21, 2012
at 03:28 AM

how about curcumin for inflammation? I heard it is pretty good, or just add turmeric to your cooking, seems like a benign enough herb, maybe it won't give you any negative effects?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on September 21, 2012
at 04:30 AM

Interestingly, I have tried both curcumin powder and turmeric - they were natural herbs and I thought I would not have any negative effects, but I had a stomach ache and indigestion. I have tried over twelve times, so I just gave up. I react to most things except for the basics (vegetables/meat/some fish). Everything else I react to.

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