Tuesday, May 28, 2024




Glutamine is one of the most important amino acids with the most functions in the body and when it comes to muscle building it’s the king of Amino acids, they consider it the main building block of protein also it has so many other benefits as it improves the immune system, it is also very beneficial for the intestines

GLUTAMINE is also available in many foods we consume as well as it is formed in our body naturally


The Power of Protein | BOOST® GLUTAMINE is found naturally in many foods we consume however the percentage of the glutamine is considered low for a bodybuilder or heavy lifter ,for example there is only 1.2 grams of Glutamine per 100 grams of beef, imagine you need 10 grams of glutamine at a time you will need to eat 2 lbs (1 kg) of beef which is impossible, so let’s have a look below at Glutamine content for some of the foods we consume

  • Eggs: 0.6 g per 100 g of eggs
  • Beef: 1.2 g per 100 g of beef
  • Skim milk: 0.3 g per 100 g of milk
  • Tofu: 0.6 g per 100 g of tofu
  • White rice: 0.3 g per 100 g of rice
  • Corn: 0.4 g per 100 g of corn

*egg white is one of the best sources of protein kindly find the link below for AMAZON egg whites


There is no doubt that bodybuilders do require a much higher percentage in any nutrition than any other athletes and of course much higher than a regular person

So, when listening to doctors, trainers or reading about glutamine content we have to make sure it is addressed to bodybuilders because the percentage is totally different specially for advanced ones, lets have look at GLUTAMINE requirements for bodybuilders/physique /classic bodybuilders


Dosage per day


5 grams


10 to 20 grams

Advanced and heavy lifters

20 to 30 grams

*the more you consume glutamine the more you need to drink water

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There is different timing of the day to consume Glutamine however after so trials GURUS in the bodybuilding industry have decided that the best time of the day is

a. Post wake up before breakfast:

When you wake up your body is in a fasting state with very low protein in the muscle cells so when consuming Glutamine on an empty stomach your muscles just get fed very fast and it also stop the catabolic effect which starts when you wake up in the morning

b. Post workout / intra workout:

Those two timing are essential for muscle fibers which continue feed the muscles and reduce its soreness and also give nutrition to your muscle cells

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Mohammed Riad
Mohammed Riad
Mohammed Riad is not just any pro bodybuilder; he's a testament to discipline, dedication, and drive. His chiseled physique speaks volumes of his commitment to the sport, but there's more to Mohammed than meets the eye. Beyond the weights and the stage, he's an avid writer, seamlessly weaving his extensive knowledge of bodybuilding into compelling narratives. Mohammed's articles at The Body Builder, formerly know as Body Guider, bridge the gap between hardcore training techniques and the philosophy of bodybuilding, making them invaluable resources for both seasoned athletes and newcomers to the sport. His unique blend of physical prowess and intellectual depth has earned him respect both inside and outside the gym. Through his words and his physique, Mohammed Riad continues to inspire and enlighten the fitness community, proving that muscles and mind can, indeed, coexist powerfully.

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