Take 1 tablet 2 hours after each meal. You should take 3 tablets of Glutamine daily. Drink plenty of water while taking glutamine.
Glutamine works in the same for both women and men. The effects of Glutamine will depend on the intensity of your training and nutrition, but should feel the effects on recovery levels within a few days, and muscle growth could be a few weeks. Glutamine may not be safe to consume while pregnant or breastfeeding, so speak to your doctor to check if it is okay for you to supplement.
Supplementation is definitely a MUST for athletes, competitive lifters or those simply trying to take their fitness to the next level. If you are a casual weight lifter, we recommend checking out our Whey Better protein with HICA instead.
Other successful uses for Glutamine are for those who may be recovering from an injury/surgery OR supporting the muscle mass of athletes who may be on calorie-deficient nutrition plans.
Glutamine can be found in an overall health diet, consuming red meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, eggs, cabbage, nuts, beans and legumes, beets, carrots, kale, celery, spinach, fermented foods, etc. In order to get the recommended amount of glutamine per day naturally from food (for athletes on intense training programs), one would have to consume multiple servings of the above foods.
As an estimate, you would likely need to spend around $100-200/week to get enough from food, depending on things like age, height, weight, gender, and activity level, etc. Of course, these foods provide other nutrients, and you will likely eat some of these foods anyway, as you have to eat. However, many people choose to supplement so that they know they are consistently getting in enough glutamine to maximize recovery and training.
Glutamine supplements have been on the market for decades, and many years of research on Glutamine has studied glutamine as it relates to topics such as: cardiovascular health, absorption levels, inflammation, immunology, exercise, skeletal muscle, and intestinal health.
Our supplement has 2x more glutamine per serving than other major brands, meaning you get more bang for your buck. Some companies even claim to have a higher dose than what you actually are getting in your supplement, which means you would be wasting your money. Many companies also produce their products in China. Our glutamine supplements are guaranteed to have 5000mg per serving, and are produced in the US.
Glutamine is safe to take for most people. No studies have proven otherwise but there may be some risks if you suffer from diabetes, MSG intolerances, epilepsy, or bipolar disorder. It is always a good idea to speak with your healthcare provider before starting any supplement regime.
Consuming 3g-30g/day (3,000mg-30,000mg) is recommended but dosages can vary per person based on goals, weight, etc. Dosage above 30g/day is the tolerable upper limit and what you don’t want to go over.
You do not need to cycle glutamine, so you can take it every day to support your needs. It can be taken on an empty stomach, but it’s important to consume lots of water while taking glutamine. The best time of the day to take glutamine is around your workouts and before bed for recovery.