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Dr. Joel Nathan
03-17-2009, 10:55 AM
What's the difference between the two? How are they best used in bodybuilding?

Bob Smith Jr.
03-17-2009, 11:02 AM
gaba helps release gh during sleep, more gh= better recovery, more muscle, well-being,etc etc. glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the muscle, supplementing with it will help with recovery also. I just started taking 5g of GABA before sleep, and ive already noticed better sleeping patterns and i feel more 'alive' when i wake up.

chucksm00th
03-17-2009, 12:08 PM
gaba helps release gh during sleep, more gh= better recovery, more muscle, well-being,etc etc. glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the muscle, supplementing with it will help with recovery also. I just started taking 5g of GABA before sleep, and ive already noticed better sleeping patterns and i feel more 'alive' when i wake up.

ditto

Dr Pangloss
03-17-2009, 08:13 PM
while glutamine supplementation has been shown to work with wasting and burn victims, it does not appear to have any muscle gaining effects in normals.

iusealittle
03-21-2009, 10:25 PM
gaba helps release gh during sleep, more gh= better recovery, more muscle, well-being,etc etc. glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the muscle, supplementing with it will help with recovery also. I just started taking 5g of GABA before sleep, and ive already noticed better sleeping patterns and i feel more 'alive' when i wake up.

shit 5g! i take 2.25 and i sleep hard, not sure i wanna try 5....

use

Bob Smith Jr.
03-21-2009, 10:53 PM
do u take the powder or the pill? I am taking the pill form right now and i kinda think the powder version might hit you quicker, thus being more effective perhaps???

maximusmac
03-22-2009, 12:41 AM
I take 3 mg of Melatonin with 1500 mg of GABA two 750 mg pills. about 20 mins before bed I get some of the best restful sleep. I've been doing pill but going to switch to Power so I can just mix it in my pre-bed Protein shake. But I take the two as a GH booster.

iusealittle
03-22-2009, 04:22 PM
do u take the powder or the pill? I am taking the pill form right now and i kinda think the powder version might hit you quicker, thus being more effective perhaps???

pill form..... i take it about 9pm if i take it after that i have a hard time gettin up in the mornig..... i get up at 7am. so i think if i took 5g im might sleep the day away.

Frosty
03-22-2009, 11:21 PM
I've heard of studies using GABA pre-workout to boost GH, but this seems retarded since it's the body's main inhibitory neurotransmitter.

However because of that, my thought is PWO it could be valuable to relax the body.

Any thoughts on using GABA in a PWO shake?

SonOfPluto
03-23-2009, 01:56 AM
Glutamine acts as a precursor to Glutamic Acid, which acts as an excitatory neurotransmitter. Gaba does the opposite and inhibits the firing of neurons. It seems to reason that taking a modest amount of Glutamine post workout could help lessen the severity of the physical "crash" one often feels a couple hours later.

MikeS
04-18-2009, 08:22 AM
10g GABA before bed does the trick for me. Great stuff.

freak
04-24-2009, 11:38 PM
I've heard of studies using GABA pre-workout to boost GH, but this seems retarded since it's the body's main inhibitory neurotransmitter.

However because of that, my thought is PWO it could be valuable to relax the body.

Any thoughts on using GABA in a PWO shake?
sure have. and it works. doesnt make you drowzy as melatonin PWO, but deffinately helps relaxation. is it just me, or does anybody's legs hurt when you try to move them after taking gaba? once i take it i dont want to move at all. and sometimes after a dose it feels like my heart has to try harder to beat and my breathing deepens for about a minute... but after that, sweet dreams! :)

Frosty
04-25-2009, 12:14 AM
sure have. and it works. doesnt make you drowzy as melatonin PWO, but deffinately helps relaxation. is it just me, or does anybody's legs hurt when you try to move them after taking gaba? once i take it i dont want to move at all. and sometimes after a dose it feels like my heart has to try harder to beat and my breathing deepens for about a minute... but after that, sweet dreams! :)

High dose man. I play with 500-1000mg for a single dose. 500mg is nicely relaxing. 1g really assists putting me to sleep.

Sledge
04-25-2009, 07:17 AM
while glutamine supplementation has been shown to work with wasting and burn victims, it does not appear to have any muscle gaining effects in normals.


Do you know of any studies or info relating to an increase in muscle glycogen due to L-Glutamine suplimentation? I've heard it's a valuable to suppliment with glutamine while in ketosis.

Dr Pangloss
04-25-2009, 06:52 PM
Do you know of any studies or info relating to an increase in muscle glycogen due to L-Glutamine suplimentation? I've heard it's a valuable to suppliment with glutamine while in ketosis.


I well, glutamine could be used in gluconeogenesis, so in that sense it would definitley help with blood sugar and probably muscle glycogen.

Frosty
04-25-2009, 11:22 PM
Glutamine will help decently restore glycogen in the absence of carbs. Once you start using adequate carbs glutamine is useless for glycogen from what I read.

natron
05-28-2009, 03:28 PM
I well, glutamine could be used in gluconeogenesis, so in that sense it would definitley help with blood sugar and probably muscle glycogen.

At way too high of a cost. Up your protein consumption or simply opt for a simple carb, such as dextrose

natron
05-28-2009, 03:30 PM
Anyone who takes in 2-3 servings/day of whey protein, will never need glutamine anyhow. Regardless of what it is considered to do, strong emphasis on considered.

BigBilly
06-15-2009, 05:36 PM
I've heard of studies using GABA pre-workout to boost GH, but this seems retarded since it's the body's main inhibitory neurotransmitter.

However because of that, my thought is PWO it could be valuable to relax the body.

Any thoughts on using GABA in a PWO shake?

no, its not gaba.. u use 3 mg of Melatonin preworkout