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L-Leucine or Glutamine for PWO Shake


#1

Sorry if this has been asked and answered but which would be better to add to GROW! whey as a post workout shake? How many mgs? Thanks.


#2

Go with 5 to 10 grams (5000 to 10000 milligrams) of Leucine.


#3

Go with both, 5-10grams L-leucine, and 5grams glutamine.


#4

It actually depends on your diet and pre-workout strategy.

If you are on a low-carbs diet I would suggest 20-30g of glutamine post-workout with your protein.

If you are not on a low-carbs diet the glutamine is not very helpful then I would simply go with the protein.

I'd keep the leucine for the pulses during the day (take the leucine with your regular meals).


#5

Oh okay thanks coach for clearing that up, how do you consume the L-leucine, water, sprinkled on your food? I cant figure out a way for that stuff not to make everything taste bitter. and i do engjoy food, i noticed that it normally on makes water containing food like vegetables bitter.

I used to mix it with Gatorade Powder, that worked for a while whats your thought on taste and consumption procedures?


#6

The simpliest thing to do is pour it in your mouth and rinse with water.

Yeah, it's bitter, but it only takes 15 seconds.


#7

Yeah i tried that when first using L-leucine, it came out my nose. So yeah.


#8

Water first, then leucine, then more water.


#9

I like taking it with a shot of crystal lite.


#10

Well, some alcohol breaks down the surface tension of this L powder :slightly_smiling:
too bad I don't drink :stuck_out_tongue:
w some water before & after as suggested.