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Old 03-21-2010, 09:11 AM
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Good Morning Everyone,

I have taken two 1,000 mg. doses of L-Glutamine and found it has done little to stop my cravings for alcohol and carbs. Does anyone know about how long it takes for it to actually start working so I can recognize that my cravings are substantially less?

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Hi Rusty, I take 5000mg at a time to control cravings. If you are using powder, thats 1 teaspoon
In the early days I would take it twice a day and some directly under the tongue if they were bad. This worked very well for me
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Hi Startingover,

Thank you SO much for the quick response. I am taking the capsules and obviously I am not taking enough! I'll certainly up the dosage to 5,000 mg. because I am certainly willing to do it if it helps! Do you think the powder is better than the capsules?

Thank you again...I really appreciate it!

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Old 03-21-2010, 09:29 AM
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No probs Rusty :-)
I like the powder because its cheaper and I can buy in bulk. Plus the dosages I take would be way too many capsules to swallow for me. I just dissolve mine in juice or water and down the hatch it goes.
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Startingover,

Great advice! I will run out and get the powder right away. I also love your avatar....that is exactly how I would feel in a swimsuit right now except your squirrel looks a helluva better than I do...hence, the L-Glutamine solution ;-)

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5000 mg per day or per serving???? I am taking 3000 3x per day and not sure if i can really tell anything....except that's a bunch of pills to swallow!!!
I have always loved Ms. Squirrel, too! She's so naughty!
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I ordered L-Glutamine and took according to directions. It gave me heart burn. I have a sensitive stomach so maybe that's what happened. any help?
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Cinellie,

Did you take the powder form or the pills? The powder form is tasteless and I take it first thing in the morning and then between meals. 3,000 mg. which is a little less than a teaspoon. I have a sensitive stomach, too, so the only think I can think of is maybe it's interacting with other meds you are taking?
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Old 05-08-2010, 01:41 PM
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L-glut should be taken on an empty stomach with juice and b vitamins.
5 grams in powder form in juice, morning, mid-day and evening (or skip the evening).
I doubt this will bother your stomach, and even if it doesn't help the cravings, it will help your intestines and your body to heal from the alcohol abuse.
It doesn't help with the cravings for me, but I have studied it so much that I am convinced it is essential.
And drop the pills. It's so much easier with the powder -- cheaper, too. And works much faster.
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Old 05-08-2010, 02:16 PM
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I pop a teaspoon of powder in my morning porridge and 1 in my hot milk at night. In my experience it helps with the cravings along with diet and your own attitude. Which is how I think most supplements are supposed to perform.
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