I'm reading Michael Colgan's (old, 1993) Optimum Sports Nutrition book, in which he says that glutamine degrades into ammonia, hindering recovery.
His solution is ornithine alpha-ketogluterate. Has anybody ever heard of this?
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He goes on to suggest ornithine alpha-ketogluterate, as the substrate for glutamine, minus the ammonia, adding that alpha-ketogluterate and ornithine act as an ammonia scavengers.
Ornithine alpha-ketogluterate in conjunction with arginine hyrdrochloride is also, according to the book, the most powerful arginine combination for increasing GH levels.
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"From 1971 to 1982, Michael Colgan, Ph. D., CCN, was a senior member of the Science Faculty of the University of Auckland, New Zealand... Dr. Colgan has been a consultant to the US National Institute on Aging and the New Zealand Government. His professional memberships include the American College of Sports Medicine, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the British Society for Nutritional Medicine. He is on the COuncil of the INternational and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists, the certifying authority for nutrition, and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Nutrition... [Colgan and the Colgan Institute] have published numerous professional paers, two university texts, andfive books... Dr. Colgan writes monthly articles for Muscular Development Magazine. "
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Guess that settles it.
05-09-2009, 11:23 AM #10
I know Glutamine is used in the liver & kidney to make urea & ammonia which are normal breakdown products of protein, which are then excretted as Gllutamine participates in the detoxification of the ammonia.
What i meant is excessive Glutamine CAN elevate rather than decrease ammonia levels, as it should do.
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