creatine, glutamine and BCAA supplements

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    Feb 23, 2011 4:45 AM GMT
    Just wondering what you all would recommend as supplements of those, and if anything comes with all three. The people at GNC where clueless and confused me. lol
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    Feb 23, 2011 1:48 PM GMT
    To creatine and BCAAs, I'd say yes; they've been researched to death over the last few decades, and have been deemed effective and generally safe... unlike some products that are currently available on the market, black or otherwise (anabolic steroids, anyone?).

    Glutamine though, I wouldn't bother with; it's one of the most abundant amino acids in the human body, and as long as you're eating right, you'll be getting more than enough of the stuff in your diet. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 23, 2011 1:52 PM GMT
    don't ever ask GNC people for advice they are the most clueless bunch on the planet, their nutrition advice is on par as people trying sell you 'crystal rocks' that will ionize your air, in other words bullshit.

    I've seen a lot of trainers especially the editor in chief of bodybuilding.com vehemently recommend creatine, glutamine and BCAA in his programs.

    depends on what your goals are really
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    Feb 23, 2011 2:31 PM GMT
    Any brands/products that can be recommended? I'm using jack3d pre-work out and a good protien after but was advised to look at a post workout supplement with BCAAs and creatine. My goal is weight gain.
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    Feb 23, 2011 2:40 PM GMT
    axbuddy saidAny brands/products that can be recommended? I'm using jack3d pre-work out and a good protien after but was advised to look at a post workout supplement with BCAAs and creatine. My goal is weight gain.



    I'm not an expert but have researched a lot on this, and found that Sci-Fit for all three is great. I take Sci-Fit Kre-Alkalyn (rather than creatine), Gluta-Lyn, and BCAA-Lyn. The Gluta I take two pre-workout and two post and the BCAA I take two post. So far it's worked out well.



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    Feb 23, 2011 3:26 PM GMT
    BCAA and Glutamine for me when cutting

    All 3 when bulking....

    I used the walmart brands when I am broke....and shop on bodybuilding .com when I am not broke.... I think they are all the same. Like one poster mentioned below.
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    Feb 23, 2011 3:43 PM GMT
    glutamine-ignore one post above that says dont take glutamine-take it
    multivitamin
    UDO's oil EFA
    Protein isolate
    water
    ZMA

    GNC has its pro's and cons. doesn't mean dont shop there. the staff are generally not well educated.
    do some research


    where do you train in Calgary? Talisman?? or the uni?
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    Feb 23, 2011 4:10 PM GMT

    Also, bodybuilding.com often has deals if you order two of something you get another free, or two-for-one, etc.

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    Feb 23, 2011 4:36 PM GMT
    @ warren_t
    the uni

    and thanks, ive been looking at alot of different ones, they all offer the same thing with varying price.
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    Feb 23, 2011 4:46 PM GMT
    i took all those.
    but since i've managed to gain, i couln't say which of them was working, or all of them, or none, or some, or many...

    i should get a job at GNC.
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    Feb 23, 2011 6:48 PM GMT
    www.BodyBuilding.com has loads of great workouts, for all ages and stages. Hihgly recommended.

    I use EAS whey protein but buy it cheap at big box stores.
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    Feb 23, 2011 7:40 PM GMT
    Heres what i take;

    500mg arginine in the morning before breakfast

    NO Explode before workouts

    Protein powder mixed with milk and a banana immediately after training

    Protein powder/milk mix with 500mg glutamine before bedtime

    No need for Bcaa's, you get that already with all the protein you should be consuming.
    So if youre trying to gain muscle, it all depends on protein/carb intake and what exercises and how youre doing them. Read Flex and Muscle & Fitness, that educated me alot. Do your research.

    I applied at GNC but they didnt hire me. Idiots. Lol!
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    Feb 23, 2011 8:09 PM GMT
    Sometimes what supplements work for you can be a very personal thing. For example, my body seems to love cell-tech creatine and I'm able to gain on it super fast (gained about 7lbs of muscle in a week and a half). A few of my friends, however, experienced a poorer result and a few minor side effects when they took the same thing. so unfortunately you might have to deal with some trial and error.

    I'm currently on:

    Cell-Tech Hardcore creatine-- works great for me, I highly reccomend it

    BodyTech L-glutamine powder-- kind of experimenting with this one. Because I changed my routine before taking it, I'm not sure if I've seen noticeable results from it. I have, however, heard many great things about it from more than one trusted sources. The thing with L-glutamine is it won't make you bigger, but it's an "anti-catabolism" supplement. What that means is it prevents your body from burning muscle for energy which it can occasionally do. That's why it's extremely helpful for guys who are in a "cutting" stage. Either way it should be helpful to you though.

    and whey protein-- not sure if you can really go wrong here. If you're not on it, I would reccomend looking into it.

    *just a note, my pics in my profile are before taking these supplements*

  • Syphon

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    Feb 23, 2011 8:21 PM GMT
    Creatine is the shit.

    I get it from purebulk.com it's cheap and doesn't have all the shit other companies put into it.
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    Feb 23, 2011 11:36 PM GMT
    warren_t saidglutamine-ignore one post above that says dont take glutamine-take it

    If you've got money to burn? Sure, take it... you may as well invest in a whey protein supplement instead though; that way you'll be getting ALL your amino acids (essential or otherwise) in one hit.

    Also, might be worth checking out casein, too.

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    Feb 23, 2011 11:46 PM GMT
    This is perfect timing! I just placed my order for a bunch of stuff and I found this really interested post-workout mix.
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/opt/recovery.html

    It has the proper ratio of BCAA, Protein (fast and slow absorption), and what I was really looking for, a good amount of carbohydrates. I also purchased a cheap bottle of powdered glutamine from sci-fit to mix with it. icon_biggrin.gif

    Haven't recieved it yet, but will happy to tell you how it goes when I start taking it.

    I also bought USPLabs jack3d which is a favorite.
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    Feb 24, 2011 5:27 AM GMT
    pm_83 said
    warren_t saidglutamine-ignore one post above that says dont take glutamine-take it

    If you've got money to burn? Sure, take it... you may as well invest in a whey protein supplement instead though; that way you'll be getting ALL your amino acids (essential or otherwise) in one hit.

    Also, might be worth checking out casein, too.



    It's true that whey protein contains glutamine in it, but it's not nearly enough to get as great a benefit from it as you would by taking it as a seperate supplement... However, I will agree with you that it is definitely not a necessity and like you said, "if you've got the money to burn" it doesn't hurt to take it.
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    May 14, 2011 2:43 AM GMT
    I understood creatin was basically a water transport to the muscles not necessarily make them bigger but temporarily make them look bigger. In addition, creatin is bad for the liver or kidney cant remember which? true? I also like to find a good authoritative source that can tell me what vitamins,supplements and such I should take for a person my age?
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    May 14, 2011 3:02 AM GMT
    Excellent, this is exactly what I was looking for thanks. icon_smile.gif Congrats on reaching your goals!
  • olipjin

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    Jan 16, 2012 6:19 AM GMT
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    Good luck.


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    Jan 16, 2012 6:26 AM GMT
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    axbuddy saidAny brands/products that can be recommended? I'm using jack3d pre-work out and a good protien after but was advised to look at a post workout supplement with BCAAs and creatine. My goal is weight gain.



    I'm not an expert but have researched a lot on this, and found that Sci-Fit for all three is great. I take Sci-Fit Kre-Alkalyn (rather than creatine), Gluta-Lyn, and BCAA-Lyn. The Gluta I take two pre-workout and two post and the BCAA I take two post. So far it's worked out well.


    I like the Sci-Fit products myself. I've found BCAAs to seem like they're doing something and creatine at times has had benefits. Not sure about Glutamine but I take it.
  • neon4u

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    May 02, 2012 4:30 PM GMT
    I just purchased both Glutamine and BCAA (powder form with both) and mixed a scoop of protein powder and creatine with water. I about vomitted. OMG! It's terrible tasting. I hope this stuff works for what I'm putting my stomach and taste buds through!
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    May 02, 2012 5:25 PM GMT
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  • neon4u

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    May 02, 2012 10:32 PM GMT
    I mixed my stuff with a little juice and water....it went down better today....i hope the shit works and i get a bit bigger!!
  • hockeydude12

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    May 07, 2012 7:32 PM GMT
    My 2 cents would be def take creatine, however research about taking it properly. I wouldn't waste money on the expensive brands which basically have been modified so the body can absorb them more effectively. I would rec. a basic creatine monohydrate powder. Nothing fancy, however creatine should be taken on an empty stomach to allow the body to better absorb it. Consider taking it when you wake up, and def after a workout, mix it in your protein shake. When on creatine, make sure you drink more water though!

    BCAA's, I take during my workouts, just mixed in water. Just helps with intense workouts I find, however, as many others have pointed out, provided you have a good diet, you should be getting enough AA.

    Of course, with anything, supplements will work differently with everyone, so research everything before hand. On top of these, take your daily vitamin, and I would rec taking extra Vit D, helps reduce the risk of getting MS.

    Cheers