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Glutamine and Protein

I wasn’t sure whether to post this in the newbie section or this one. It may be a rather silly question to ask, but I couldnt find a good answer to suit my needs.

I have a two fold question actually.

  1. Is glutamine worth anything? I know its a Non Essential Ammino Acid, so I wondered if it was a scam like NO2. I did read that article about uncovering supplements but I dont recall it stating whether or not this stuff was bunk. And I’m guessing it must be in protein supplements like Grow! Correct? I took some L-Glutamine that I had bought a long time ago for a sickness this week and it seemed to help a lot. Placebo affect?

  2. Are all proteins created equally? Meaning, would 20g of a casein protein be better than let’s say 40 g of whey protein? Or do they all pan out to be about the same in the end? Or is protein…protein?

Thanks
-T

get the 20g from casein and the 40g from whey and mix them up…

[quote]Tank53 wrote:

I have a two fold question actually.

  1. Is glutamine worth anything? I know its a Non Essential Ammino Acid, so I wondered if it was a scam like NO2. I did read that article about uncovering supplements but I dont recall it stating whether or not this stuff was bunk. And I’m guessing it must be in protein supplements like Grow! Correct? I took some L-Glutamine that I had bought a long time ago for a sickness this week and it seemed to help a lot. Placebo affect?

  2. Are all proteins created equally? Meaning, would 20g of a casein protein be better than let’s say 40 g of whey protein? Or do they all pan out to be about the same in the end? Or is protein…protein?

Thanks
-T [/quote]

  1. http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=459884

  2. http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=460708

[quote]analog_kid wrote:
Tank53 wrote:

I have a two fold question actually.

  1. Is glutamine worth anything? I know its a Non Essential Ammino Acid, so I wondered if it was a scam like NO2. I did read that article about uncovering supplements but I dont recall it stating whether or not this stuff was bunk. And I’m guessing it must be in protein supplements like Grow! Correct? I took some L-Glutamine that I had bought a long time ago for a sickness this week and it seemed to help a lot. Placebo affect?

  2. Are all proteins created equally? Meaning, would 20g of a casein protein be better than let’s say 40 g of whey protein? Or do they all pan out to be about the same in the end? Or is protein…protein?

Thanks
-T

  1. http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=459884

  2. http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=460708

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Hey…where’d you find those? I dont know why but I can never get anything to come out of that search tool. Thanks

Just started back on Glutamine and I started Arginine as well. When I took it the first time I seen/felt pretty good results. Has anyone tried Carnitine with positive results? I’m back on the supplement train and I’m experimenting.
K