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Old 07-04-2009, 10:43 AM   #1
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L-Glutamine ?

How much can you take a day? Is 1,000 mg. too much?

And those of you that take this supplement do you use the powder or capsules? Thanks!
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Old 07-04-2009, 02:32 PM   #2
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up to 3000 mg depending upon your situation. Gut Healer, muscle repair, cravings squelcher?

I always prefer capsules because they contain no binders and are much more bioavailable in the body. If you're using it as a craving squelcher, you can open a capsule under your tongue.

You might be ok Sandy with 1500 mg. @ 500 mg 3x a day.
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3,000mg is the max from what I've read. I've taken 1,000mg 30 minutes before meals as a craving squelcher.
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I've been curious about this, too. I bought a bottle of Body Fortress 100% Pure Glutamine Powder and have been wondering if it was okay to take a full dose. According to the label, 1 tsp. contains 4500 mg. of L-Glutamine and 15calories. The instructions say to take a dose mixed in water one hour before and workout and again after a workout. Comments, Fawn?
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Dr. Atkins Recommended Dosage
In his book, Dr. Atkin's Vita-Nutrient Solution, the late Dr. Atkins recommended between 5 and 20 grams per day when needed, between 2 and 3 grams at the onset of a desire for sweets, and up to 40 grams per day for more serious concerns. Dr. Atkins recommended powdered L-glutamine as the easiest and most economical way to obtain this amino acid.7
This quote is from smartbodyz, a commercial website; I am pretty sure it would be easy enough to validate.

Five grams is 5,000 milligrams; 20 grams is 20,000 milligrams.
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:00 PM   #7
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what exactly does it do?
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It's an amino acid bs22.

It is a gut healer
Muscle repair
sugar cravings squelcher
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It's an amino acid bs22.

It is a gut healer
Muscle repair
sugar cravings squelcher
Should you take it only as needed, or is it something you should take daily as a supplement?
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Don't know, but I take at least 5,000mg daily!
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I take it daily as a supplement.......
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This quote is from smartbodyz, a commercial website; I am pretty sure it would be easy enough to validate.

Five grams is 5,000 milligrams; 20 grams is 20,000 milligrams.
This is spot on as I have the book and have read it 100 times front to back. I also take this vital amino acid, not only for cravings but for gut healing as both of my parents have or had colon cancer and at one time I was diagnosed with IBD, which I think was stemming from the lyme disease I contracted. I currently take 500mg to 1000mg per day.

Glutamine is not only good for food cravings and gut healing but helps with surgical healing; strengthening the immune system against viral infections; liver diseases; alcohol cravings; obesity; mental instability and exercise recovery.
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