For those of you who take L-Glutamine for sugar cravings, how much do you take?
I have a bottle of 1000 mg...How much and when should I be taking it? My cravings happen at around 3-4 pm...no matter WHAT I eat or don't eat (I??ve tried it all). When it is really bad, I find myself binging on anything sweet...paleo or not...I don't WANT it to happen, but it does and then I feel horrible about it.
Thanks in advance!
asked byMaria_E_ (185)
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on December 05, 2012
at 04:48 AM
I've been using chromium glycinate for my cravings, and so far, its been really helping alot.
1000mcg/day spread out.
on December 05, 2012
at 02:57 AM
I use to take glutamine a while back, before paleo (cravings went away after a while of paleo eating).
I think may be it did help a bit to stave off hunger/sugar cravings.
I recall reading that it also helps stave off alcohol cravings as well, & i also read (anecdotes) that cravings for alcohol and sugar are very similar.
Anyways, to your question, i believe (imo) for glutamine to have the required effect you are after, then you need to dissolve the powder in your mouth/under your tongue. The longer you can keep it in your mouth the better, ie. resist urge to swallow.
I would use 1/2 to 1 teaspoon (2 to 4 grams) if i felt i wanted to delay the urge to eat. I would do an initial 1/2 tsp, give it some time, then optionally another 1/2 tsp if required. As i say, it seemed to work, tho the action may have been placebo.
If your glutamine is in capsule form, you can try opening 2 to 4 capsules & give it a go. Tho it should really be 100% glutamine, so check your ingredients for fillers.
Best to go and buy some decent 100% powder (only ingredient is glutamine). fyi, the description of last stuff i used was;
micronised l-glutamine, laboratory hplc tested (this may be an Australian thing), naturally fermented, micronised to 320 mesh size (just a measurement of how fine the powder is).
The theory being that micronised powder increases absorption/bio-availability.