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Glutamine Powder

By: Optimum


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7.8
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Ranks #3 of 10 (better than 78%) in
Amino Acids > Glutamine


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ABOUT
Glutamine Powder is a Glutamine Supplement manufactured by Optimum. It contains glutamine which is the most abundant amino acid found in muscle tissue; It helps support lean muscle gain.
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glasswars
Rep: +143
Trust: 100%
  December 12, 2010


Don't understand why this has such a low rating (6.5 at the time)...

I love this product, easily one of my favorites that I will be using time and time again.

Profile: Optimum is a great company, great image, great products. Great label. Contains 5 grams of pure L-Glutamine per serving. The recommend to mix one rounded teaspoon with 8oz of water or favorite beverage. Simple, and effective.

Price: 10/10. I grabbed the 1000 gram container for about 35 dollars. Runs 200 servings, which to me is helluva deal. Even if you had it everyday it would last you 6+ months.

Taste: Dependant. Product comes unflavored, but I really recommend mixing it with milk, Gatorade, Vitamin Water, anything that is flavored. Mixing it in just water left an awkward taste and texture that I would have to power chug my way through.

Mixability: 10/10. Mixes quick and easy, stir/shake for 30 seconds and you are all set.

Effectiveness: 10/10. Just great! I sometimes have this twice a day, but always about an hour before bedtime w/ Soy Milk. Does exactly what it's supposed to, reduces my soreness the next day. Which leaves me feeling confident that I can always go hard in the gym knowing I'll be okay the coming days. I easily noticed the difference when I first purchased the product and started using it vs. just my after workout shake, which only had 2 grams of Glutamine.

Overall: 10/10. Simple, effective product. Doesn't get more bare bones than that. Great price, plenty of servings, from a great company, this is the only product I'll use when all I'm looking for is just Glutamine.
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  • Good Profile
  • Effective
  • Reduces Soreness
  • Good Value

COMMENTS (1)


  • pumpit
    Rep: +18
    Trust: 36%
    December 12, 2010

    Stay away from glutamine products, there are studies shows that when glutamine is exposed to the water it is being converted into ammonia.
sammyboss82
Rep: +32
Trust: 32%
  February 12, 2013


hey guys, I have been taking Glutamine powder on and off.. Over the past couple months I have made it a staple and more consistent.

Reason:
I have put on some good lean muscle on over the past year and I have come to realize the more you have the more you have to do to preserve.

Taste: 8/10
Glutamine always has that nutty taste to it, I always add extra to my Whey shakes during the day and also in my intra workout Xtend.

Mix-ability: 7/10
If I add it to my Xtend it sits on the bottom, will need to keep shaking bottle to mix it through. In saying that it works out perfect because I sip on xtend during workouts which has 2.5g glutamine in it anyway. The last bit i save towards the end when I am about to jump on cardio machine and skull it down with a good hit of glutamine powder to keep me anabolic throughout my 20-30min cardio session post workout.

Effectiveness: 9/10
With my body I have come to realize Glutamine reduces my soreness, and keeps my immune system strong. Whenever I feel like a cold coming on I start taking high doses 50g Glutamine a day and it really helps boost my immune system and I feel great.

Uses:
Whey shakes / protein pancakes / intra workout / pre cardio empty stomach in mornings / when feeling sick / pre cardio / before bed extra in casein shake.
I dose it according to my workload, body part worked etc.

Happy? yes, like I said for my body Glutamine works fantastic.


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 Cons:
  • Good Profile
  • Effective
  • Reduces Soreness
  • Good Value
nickfuri
Rep: +37
Trust: 68%
  August 8, 2011


I Originally joined this website to find a product that would help me with recovery. Over the past year (I'm turning 30 in the next year), I have noticed that I was having problems recovering after workouts. I tend to stick to heavy lifting, and the soreness would carry over in to my next workout and effect it adversely. My goal was to find something that I could just throw in to my post workout shake. I was not interested in pills just because I have a "weak stomach" and have historically never reacted well to them. I figured I'd give this product a shot just because it seemed to be basic and affordable.

Price: I got this product for a little over $10 on AllStarHealth.com. In my books thats a great deal.

Mixability: I tend to mix this with my post workout or pre bed shake of Sytha6 and water. It mixes perfect and you do not even notice it is there.

Taste: As far as I know it doesnt have a distinct taste.

Effectiveness: After over a month of usage, I am extremely pleased with the product. I have noticed quicker recovery, and because of that, better gains. I lift with my brother in law, who is 10 years younger than me, and have had him complain about soreness when i'm feeling great.

Overall, I would say to give it a try because its effective and as basic as you can get.
 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Effective
  • Reduces Soreness
  • Good Value

COMMENTS (2)


  • iwrestlei
    Rep: +8
    Trust: 0%
    August 8, 2011

    Haha maybe u should help ur brother in law there and tell em about glutamine ;) great review bro, glutamine is one of my favorite things to take, happy lifting :)
  • nickfuri
    Rep: +37
    Trust: 68%
    August 8, 2011

    Haha, yea definitely. I just told him this week about it, wanted to make sure it was worth it.


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