The best times to take glutamine are right before bed, immediately upon waking, and 30 minutes before or after exercising, according to Bodybuilding.com. Glutamine works best at these times to improve lean muscle mass and strength.Continue Reading
Glutamine should not be taken at the same time as creatine, another muscle building supplement, as they compete with one another for absorption by the body, reports Bodybuilding.com. For best results, limit glutamine intake to right before bed and immediately upon waking up to raise growth hormone levels significantly, and use creatine before and after a workout.
Diabetics metabolize glutamine abnormally, and they should consult a doctor before using the supplement, says Muscle and Strength.Learn more about Vitamins & Supplements
Brands of conjugated linoleic acid are Evlution Nutrition, MusclePharm, FitMiss, NLA for Her and RSP Nutrition, says Bodybuilding.com. CLA is used for improving bodybuilding, cancer, obesity and hardening of the arteries, reports WebMD, although the effective of the product for these conditions is not proven.Full Answer >
Bodybuilding.com considers creatine, beta-alanine, whey protein, branched-chain amino acid and glutamine to be the top five supplements for bodybuilding because they promote faster muscle growth. The top-selling bodybuilding supplement products listed on Bodybuilding.com include Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey, JYM Pre JYM, Optimum Nutrition Essential AmiN.O. Energy, BPI Sports Best BCAA and Cellucor C4. The products are rated on a 10-point scale by site and product users, and these products all have a rating of 8.5 or higher.Full Answer >
People starting creatine supplementation typically begin with a loading phase, explains Bodybuilding.com. During the first five days of the loading phase, people take 20 grams of creatine per day. During the second stage of the loading phase, 10 grams of creatine is taken for 14 days. Once the loading phase is completed, a maintenance dose of 2 to 5 grams of creatine is taken every day.Full Answer >
The function of amino acids in bodybuilding supplements is to create and support muscle protein, restore energy to the body after a work-out, and banish fatigue, according to Bodybuilding.com. Amino acids also support an anabolic environment in the body, encourage motivation and endurance, metabolize fat, and allow the muscles to work optimally.Full Answer >