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Intermittent Fasting/Fasted Training - Anything besides BCAA?

Answered on June 06, 2012
Created September 18, 2011 at 7:36 PM

After doing a little research, it's clear that the primary recommendation for people worried about muscles loss etc. while training fasted is a regimen of BCAAs. But I was wondering if there were any other ideas that get tossed around as a possible solution? I don't have a problem with the idea of taking BCAAs, but I was surprised not to find any other options talked about regarding supplementation while not breaking your fast. Any insight is very appreciated. Thanks!

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on September 23, 2011
at 06:21 PM

Glad to help! I agree that it is a little strange that more didn't respond..

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on September 23, 2011
at 05:31 PM

Thanks again for your input! I am not surprised there weren't more answers. Maybe there is nothing else?

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on September 19, 2011
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Since glutamine levels are most depleted it might make sense to take it post workout, however, there could simply be a benefit to having a greater "pool" of l-glutamine in your body, which would support pre workout as well as a general, non-specific dosing schedule. In other words, experiment to see what works best for you!

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at 11:42 PM

Interesting. Would you be able to give me some insigt into dosage pre and post workout?

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on September 18, 2011
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L-glutamine (taken sublingually or orally without any other amino-acid/protein food for increased absorption) is another option as it directly supports cellular energetics in a variety of tissues.

L-glutamine supplementation is also considered to be very safe, so much so that it has been used to reduce catabolism in cancer patients...http://pen.sagepub.com/content/14/4_suppl/137S.short

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on September 19, 2011
at 01:37 AM

Since glutamine levels are most depleted it might make sense to take it post workout, however, there could simply be a benefit to having a greater "pool" of l-glutamine in your body, which would support pre workout as well as a general, non-specific dosing schedule. In other words, experiment to see what works best for you!

40449b985898b088a64660b40f329f0f

(951)

on September 18, 2011
at 11:42 PM

Interesting. Would you be able to give me some insigt into dosage pre and post workout?

Medium avatar

(19469)

on September 23, 2011
at 06:21 PM

Glad to help! I agree that it is a little strange that more didn't respond..

40449b985898b088a64660b40f329f0f

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on September 23, 2011
at 05:31 PM

Thanks again for your input! I am not surprised there weren't more answers. Maybe there is nothing else?

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on June 06, 2012
at 04:58 PM

This site says that the whites from 2 hard boiled eggs will give you 8-10 grams of high quality proteins, including BCAAs:

http://healthcorrelator.blogspot.com/2011/12/protein-powders-before-fasted-weight.html

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