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4 Best Ways To Take L-Glutamine (And What To Avoid)

What is the best way to take L-Glutamine powder each day?  Obviously, it's best to mix with a beverage, but which is best: water or juice or a shake or even tea?

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What beverages can L-Glutamine be mixed with?

It’s a great question to ask, especially if you want to get the best results from your L-Glutamine.

1) Which drinks to avoid mixing glutamine with?

So the first thing to know is you should avoid mixing it with anything HOT.

    Which means no hot drinks, like coffee or tea.  As well as no hot foods like soup or broth for example.
      And the main reason for this, is that hot temperatures can potentially denature or damage, the amino acids.

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      Photo: L-Glutamine powder is best taken with water, but you can also take it with other drinks, which we cover below

      2) Which drinks are BEST for glutamine powder?

      So the main drink we recommend is water. It is the perfect delivery vehicle for your precious amino acids. Our suggested use directions are to mix 1 scoop or 5 grams of L-Glutamine powder, with 8 fluid ounces or 240 mils of water.

      Of course, if you don’t love the light naturally fermented flavor of glutamine, then you can mix it with flavored beverages.

      • Vegetable or low sugar fruit juice
      • Or if you want to get fancy even something like a chilled iced tea
      • A fruit smoothie can also work

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      Photo: Here you can see us trying L-Glutamine with a smoothie, iced tea, juice and water.  All good options!

      3) The 1 cold drink to AVOID mixing L-Glutamine with

      Now with all that said, there is one cold beverage you should avoid mixing it with. And that is any drink that contains a lot of protein. For example, a protein shake.

      That’s because we don’t want the additional amino acids in protein, such as glycine, competing with our glutamine for uptake and absorption in your GI tract.

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      3 comments

      • Hi I have started taking L-glutamine in the mornings before I workout
        However after reading this article I now question whether I am taking it correctly. The first thing I drink is a hot peppermint tea when waking up, immediately after I will have my L-glutamine mixed with greens powder in cold water and then a preworkout banana.

        Is the hot tea beforehand affecting the impact of the L-glutamine and for that matter is my preworkout meal immediately after having an impact too?

        Thank you

        Hayley
      • Hi I have started taking L-glutamine in the mornings before I workout
        However after reading this article I now question whether I am taking it correctly. The first thing I drink is a hot peppermint tea when waking up, immediately after I will have my L-glutamine mixed with greens powder in cold water and then a preworkout banana.

        Is the hot tea beforehand affecting the impact of the L-glutamine and for that matter is my preworkout meal immediately after having an impact too?

        Thank you

        Hayley
      • Can you drink it with milk products?

        Mary Sue De Armond

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