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Hey, what’s up guys? Sean Nalewanyj, of EliteImpactLabs.com
here, with another muscle in minutes Q&A, where I answer your bodybuilding and fitness
questions in two minutes or less, so today’s question is on the issue of glutamine supplement
and whether or not it’s a worthwhile supplement to include in your bodybuilding program? So,
I did do a detailed video on this a few months back, which I’ll link up in the corner here.
But I will also cover that here in a more concise and to-the-point Q&A. So, very quickly,
is glutamine worth your money? There’s three major claims you’re going to hear on the issue
of glutamine supplementation. The first is that it increases protein synthesis. The second
is that it helps to replenish post-workout glycogen levels. And the third is that it
helps to increase growth hormone secretion. So, let’s go through each one really quick.
On the issue of protein synthesis, glutamine has been shown to increase protein synthesis,
but only in those suffering from clinical stress and not from exercise-induced stress.
These are two very, very different things. And there is no data currently available that
shows that glutamine increases proteins synthesis in otherwise healthy athletes. Secondly is
on the issue of glycogen replenishment. Even an exhausted weight training workout is only
going to drain glycogen by around 30%. Even then, there’s no need to immediately replenish
those levels unless you are training the same muscle groups again on the same day. You’re
going to finish your workout, you’re going to go home, you’re going to have a post-workout
meal with some carbs in it, probably a few other meals before you do your next training
session. And those glycogen levels are going to naturally replenish themselves anyway.
And there’s really no need for a supplement that’s going to aid you in that process, because
you’re nutrition will take care of it anyway. And finally is the issue of growth hormone
secretion. There’s a huge difference between a substance that boosts growth hormone and
a substance that boosts growth hormone to a level that is going to favorably affect
body composition or performance. In order to favorably affect those variables, you need
to boost growth hormone levels by a very, very high percentage. And there is no data
showing that glutamine can accomplish this. So, that’s also not worth worrying about.
So, is glutamine worth including in your program? For the average bodybuilding, no. It’s going
to be a waste of money. All of the claims made about glutamine, can’t be backed up by
any solid research. And I will recommend that you stick to proven supplements with reliable
track records and forget about L-Glutamine. So, that’s that question answered. I hope
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29 thoughts on “Glutamine & Bodybuilding: Does Glutamine Work?

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  2. Glutamine seems as useless are arginine right. Glutamine is non essential: the body can make it on it's own. Even when the body needs more than it can make, whey is absolutely overLOADED with L-glutamine.

  3. It's not a cut and dry issue but I would say if you want to optimize results that you should get some protein post workout. Carbs are not a necessity. I would suggest simply taking in 30 grams or so of whey. You don't have to sit down to a full meal though.The whey will increase insulin to halt protein breakdown and will provide aminos for protein synthesis.

  4. A variety of sources. Depends what topic you're referring to. In terms of nutrition and supplementation, I look mainly at the concrete studies which can be viewed on pubmed.

  5. Acetyl l-carnitine works well in conjunction with caffeine as a pre-workout supplement. L-carnitine l-tartrate is also backed by very solid research. I take 2g ALCAR pre-workout and 2g LCLT daily. Both of these will be offered in our product line in the coming months.

  6. Excerpt from an article I wrote on this: Glutamine plays an important role in immune function by providing fuel to immune cells such as lymphocytes and macrophages. High intensity workouts do place stress on the immune system, and glutamine levels do decrease following workouts. However, the research has shown that post exercise immune suppression is not a result of low glutamine levels and that supplementing with glutamine does not improve immune function following exercise.

  7. Whey (though it's really not a supplement), multi, fish oil, creatine/beta alanine, pre-workout (if you like them – this is an entire category on its own), glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM (optional), LCLT.

  8. That was over 8 years ago. It was standard advice then but I follow the research and update my advice based on new findings.

  9. If you want to bulk up and get ripped, make sure to make a search on Google for "Oak Muscle Method". You are bound to get the muscles you want.

  10. I'm loving this channel. Too bad I bought Dymatize Glutamine Micronized. I don't know whether to sell it or use it anyway.

  11. it really works . it's the only supplement that i take . 1 it has improved my digestion 2 it helps in recovering . now my body hurt less next day . but it don't increase any strength or endurance , so if u take a lot of supplements as sean nalewanyl says it wont work for you but in reality it works . i have ordered creatine , it ll be my second supplement

  12. Cancer cells use two major fuels, Glutamine and sugar. Out of the two, Glutamine is the more powerful stimulant of cancer cells. whats your take on this Sean?

  13. i like hiw he backs his points with facts from atudies etc. unlike some fitness gurus on youtube who have no clue what theyre saying cough hodge twins cough kali muscle cough cough elliott cough cough…. lmao

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