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Is glutamine ok?

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Created September 15, 2011 at 7:47 PM

My trainer gave me glutamine after my workout today when I asked her if there was anything I could do to help out with the muscle pain after a hard workout. Is this something that I should be considering taking more often? Or is there perhaps a more natural supplement or something I can take? I have just started a couple of classes that are pretty rough, as I am quite out of shape. I am down 20 lbs since starting paleo a few months back, but I feel it is time to get stronger and hopefully combat my back pain that lingers after a microdiscectomy about three years ago. I still have about 70lbs to go. My diet has been mostly LC with a couple of unfortunate cheats here and there! Any advise or critique is welcome as I have a lot to learn. Thanks!

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on September 17, 2011
at 09:13 PM

Thanks for the input! I am going to look into glutamine a bit further before adding it to my supplements. I am sure I can find it sans the sugar and other bad things that were in the mix my trainer put into my water bottle..

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on September 16, 2011
at 06:20 PM

For a detailed analysis of the role of L-glutamine/glutamate in various physiological functions, I recommend reading this journal article...http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0100-879X2003000200002&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

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on September 16, 2011
at 12:21 AM

This stuff is like baking soda. Seems you can use it for just about anything. GOOD stuff!

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on September 15, 2011
at 11:24 PM

I'm taking L-glutamine as a boost to help my gut recover from years of IBS now that I'm not irritating it twice a day the three times on Sunday! It seems to be helping. I didn't know about the energy source aspect, though. Thanks!

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

L-Glutamine can be used as an energy source by the brain (i.e. helpful when low-carbing or IF'ing), it can reduce leakage from the GI tract (i.e. helpful in healing a damaged digestive system), and seems to reduce your risk of infection when training (i.e. helpful in situations where you may have been overtraining.)

L-glutamine's role as an ergogenic aid has not, however, been proven, but it numerous other beneficial effects seem to support its use within the context of an overall healthy, complete diet and exercise program.

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on September 16, 2011
at 12:21 AM

This stuff is like baking soda. Seems you can use it for just about anything. GOOD stuff!

792634a784ec6a636c3137d0903e11b4

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on September 15, 2011
at 11:24 PM

I'm taking L-glutamine as a boost to help my gut recover from years of IBS now that I'm not irritating it twice a day the three times on Sunday! It seems to be helping. I didn't know about the energy source aspect, though. Thanks!

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(19469)

on September 16, 2011
at 06:20 PM

For a detailed analysis of the role of L-glutamine/glutamate in various physiological functions, I recommend reading this journal article...http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0100-879X2003000200002&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

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on September 15, 2011
at 08:07 PM

I use l-glutamine in my family, and with clients as well, for blood sugar support. I don't have training in sports nutrition though...it's wonderful for support while people transition off of being fueled mainly via glucose to being fueled mainly via fats. A little right under the tongue can lessen or even halt a sugar craving, and is essential(imho) to helping alcoholics quit drinking.

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on September 15, 2011
at 08:58 PM

This is a question I'm interested in as well since I'm always so sore after a heavy cardio-workout, whether I get lots of protein or not. I asked at my Sprouts natural food store and the gal suggested this. So I'm definitely going to be watching the answers here..

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