Depends if your at maximum growth hormone output or not. I say hell yes take it, it is way more powerful in terms of raising growth hormore levels per G than arginine and orthenine combined. 2-5 G of glutemine w 200-400mg of niacin can result in up to a 40- 50% increase in GH levels in the body.
Take it it has lots of benefits, its a cell volumizer, it prevents muscle wasting it supports the immune system and the stomach aswell.
Taking 2-5 g of glutemine w 200-400mg of niacin one hour before a carbohydrate protein 0 fat meal can have a great effect on building muscle. Bc 2 hours after taking the supplements and one hour after eating GH and insulin leves will be at their highest, as a bodybuilder you know that means that ANABOLIC! GH and insulin counter act one another. Insulin stores fat into cells and GH signals fat cells to be used as energy in the body amoung other things.
I have been doing lots of reading on GH and insulin levels bc i have been reading alot about anti aging and obesity. All information and clinical studies done by doctors.
Yes its worth it but use it correctly to see benefits, and you should get the same results as the test subjects who did range in age from 20 up to 66 years old, all who who showed raised levels of GH from 40-50% (when combined w niacin it works better) Some subjects did not respond as well. Those that did not respond well all had higher bodyfat levels than what was healthy for their height weight ratio.
NOTE: The Lower your bodyfat the better your body will respond to its own growth hormone, fat inhibits GH.
Note about niacin, DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT play with the dosages of niacin bc what it does is opens up all of your cappillaries and the blood goes from where it is suppose to be in the body, rgans heart, lung ect, to the limbs and skin bc of the capillaries being open. so dont play wuth that supplement to much.
Also remeber fat inhibits GH so if you try this your results will depend on BF levels ect ect.
Just another note you have to realize that all of this is happening on a natural level, so you can get results better than what your getting now but remember its all natural so exspect natural results.
Ben, One more final ? about glutamine. I am bulking now and am planning on taking glutamine so what would you reccomend about dosage wise. If you can give me times per day, what times would be most beneficial to take, and how much per serving. Sorry for all the ?'s but I want to make sure not only do I get this right but that my body will feel the full affects from it. Thanks for the help in advance. Your knowledge is unbelievable.
I have read several studies that showed that Glutamine did not prevent protein degradation nor did it show any substantial effects on protein synthesis.
However, IsoLeucine did. I say don't waste your money on it because it is over priced and you get plenty in your whey protein that you buy.
Edit: Just noticed this is a bumped old thread