Though i am not a believer in the claims made for glutamine products, i have used them. I now follow the research and the facts that show glutamine does not provide results. In the past i used Six Star Advanced Glutamine, which provided 2.5g of l-glutamine and 2.5g of glutamine akg per scoop. While using it i cannot say i noticed any recovery boost or strength increase that i could attribute to it. The powder was virtually tasteless and was colorless so it was easy to toss a scoop into a protein shake when i wanted to or into a bottle of water.
i now no longer supplement directly with glutamine since i get plenty through my diet, but if it does pose any benefit i get a decent amount through scivation xtend
i purchased some generic bulk glutamine powder when i first started body building and was still very uninformed. this stuff did absolutely nothing, the only thing i experoenced was somewhat of a pump which was most likely just a coincidence and had nothing to do with the product. tons of studies have shown that glutamine supplementation is virtually worthless and i definitely learned this the hard way. it is relatively cheap but this still doesnt make it worth buying.
worse than not recieving any benefits from the powder was the absolutely awful taste. it was honestly one of the worst tasting and smelling things i have ever experienced, opening the container would make me gag. i woudl definitely suggest that anyone looking to supplement using glutamine powders to strongly reconsider.
Glutamine has had its ups and downs in the bodybuilding world. There was a point where it was recommended as a staple in every bodybuilder's diet. As new science continues to come out, and more user experiences and logs come out, however, its usefulness has come into question. I, myself, have not experienced any noticeable decrease in recovery time or muscle/strength gain whilst on glutamine. On the plus side, this stuff is cheap. A tub will run less than 20 bucks and can last months.
A benefit that I have noticed glutamine provides, while not directly bodybuilding related, is increased immune defense. I get sick far less frequently while taking glutamine. Even when both of my roommates and my girlfriend are all sick at the same time, I often get by unscathed.
I used bulk Glutamine for about 6 weeks, and I have to say that I really liked it. You can find a lot of people who say that Glutamine sucks, but I think it's a great and cheap addition to any stack. I like to take 10g after I workout, and 10g when I get up. If you have extra, I would use 10g right before you go to sleep.
I noticed that after continued use, my recovery time was cut in half, and my lifts started to go up as a result of it. The best part about the whole thing was how cheap it was. I would say that any serious bodybuilder needs to use glutamine since it's the most abudant amino acid in the body. 10/10 rating
Glutamine is a very common athletic supplement sold today, unfortunately is does very little. I took Glutamine for about three months and noticed absolutely zero effect, nothing. No size gains, no increased endurance, no increased recovery, nothing. Your body makes enough of this on it's own and there is no need to take it.