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Glutamine Peptides


#1

Hey everyone, I'm trying to do some research on the peptide form of glutamine. I'm familiar about glutamine being broke down in the intestinal tract thus only a small percentage can be absorbed by the body. Does the peptide form negate this? I remember hearing that the only way glutamine can be effective is IV and anything less is pretty much useless. Does anyone here have any feedback on the positives and negatives of the peptide form glutamine. It's rather expensive and I would like to get some opinions on its value before I make any descisions.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


#2

Peptides are better absorbed, but the question you should be asking is whether glutamine is a worthwhile supplement for building muscle in the first place.


#3

That's what I'm trying to get at dog. I understand about gultamine, I don't know if the peptide form is effective. It's rather expensive and don't want to waste the cash flo if it's not.


#4

A useful supplement if you have IBS, for muscle building not so much.


#5

Based on this, I don't think you understand my prior post at all.


#6

Glutamine is not a peptide, since glutamine is an AMINO ACID. Seriously, do some research.


#7

Here's glutamine peptides.

http://www.superiornutraceuticals.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=SN&Product_Code=GP1KG&Category_Code=AAL

I got those on accident once instead of l-glutamine. They taste like shit. CT stated before the glutamine is really only needed for glycogen replenishment if you are on a low-carb diet.

If you are consuming carbs around the workout, you probably don't need glutamine at all.