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WindsofCreation
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   Posted 5/7/2008 9:55 PM (GMT -7)   
So....You any of you guys currently taking any supplements to aid you in your workout (ie creatine, protein and such) and have been taking it without any problems? I'v tried a few diffent things and haven't really had any flare-ups. Give me some feedback!

tamtam10
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   Posted 5/8/2008 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah i use protien shakes pretty regularly. just make sure you are geting a lot of water in you.
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princesa
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   Posted 5/8/2008 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   

The first thing I'd recommend is l-glutamine. It's great for both muscle recovery and gut healing... gotta love that. Get the pure powder, not capsules. It's tasteless and dissolves easily. I use Fitness Labs.

http://www.nutritionexpress.com/fitness+labs+l-glutamine+1+pound.aspx

I've had problems with all kinds of whey proteins. I use only isolate and have tried different brands and they all seem to bother me, but Proteins+ is the brand that was recommended to me by Jini Patel Thompson, author of Listen to Your Gut. It tastes great and has digestive enzymes added.

http://shop.genuinehealth.com/ProductSelection.aspx?Productid=2620&Categoryid=85

Currently, I'm using Healthy 'n Fit egg white protein and having better luck with it than the whey proteins. It also has enzymes added.

 
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SwollenColon
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   Posted 5/8/2008 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I use creatine monohydrate and IsoPure protein. I also use a fast digesting complex carb supplement called waxy maize. In my experience these 3 items are the only ones that are actually useful. Everything I've read about glutamine says that our bodies normally retain a surplus of it, and taking more is simply a waste.

princesa
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   Posted 5/8/2008 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I'd have to totally disagree on the l-glutamine. Can you give references to these articles?

If nothing else, l-glutamine is one of the most valuable supplements for healing the gut lining and controling diarrhea.
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pb4
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   Posted 5/8/2008 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I've heard that you must be very careful with not taking too much creatine because it can cause severe diareah and that L-glutamine can be quite a benefit for inflammation in the intestines.

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SwollenColon
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   Posted 5/8/2008 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't have any specific articles I've saved, just recollections of reading that taking glutamine was pointless. I don't recall ever reading anything that said it was a useful supplement aside from product advertisements.

I take 5g creatine daily. Never had a problem.

princesa
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   Posted 5/9/2008 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
For the OP:

Glutamine is a true 'super nutrient' promoting muscle growth and overall health in many ways. For example, a clinical study reported an amazing 430% increase in growth hormone after taking glutamine. Growth hormone naturally promotes lean body mass.

Glutamine is popular with athletes is because it helps buffer lactic acid which fatigues muscles and undermines performance. Glutamine (also known as L-glutamine) is also an important nutrient for brain, immune and intestinal cells. Dieting can also impair the body’s synthesis of glutamine. Use glutamine supplements to make sure your body has enough of this important nutrient.

I also supplement with BCAAs (branched chain amino acids) to help with muscle gain, strength gains and recovery.
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Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal.
 
 


WindsofCreation
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   Posted 5/9/2008 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the info princesa! I am currently taking the GNC sport vitapak,which contains timed release multi-vitamins,arginine and glutamine.
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