Saturday, February 12, 2011

Amino Acids update...

I had no expectations really when I started this "trial", but after 3 days, I've come to a few conclusions.

First off, they work. Yay!

In what ways? Well, the L-Glutamine is the shining star as far as I can tell. I took the L-Tyrosine and the L-Glutamine together on Thursday. Felt great, diminished cravings, felt a "shift" in energy when they hit the system. On Friday I took just the L-Glutamine, and had the same results. I'm not saying the L-Tyrosine doesn't deserve props on it's own, I'm just interested in seeing and feeling each amino for what it's worth. I'm considering upping the L-Tyrosine dose in order to see if it will make more of a difference mood wise. The L-Tryptophan is AWESOME! After abouit 20 minute after ingesting, I was super sleepy and ready for bed. I slept solid all night, but not drugged up and unable to wake when my 4 year old was up coughing. It has much improved my quality of sleep, and I am thankful The Diet Cure has led me to it.

I'm really looking forward to seeing more results from the L-Glutamine. I have read many articles touting it's awesomeness. For me, it really seems to control cravings in between meals, especially for sweets. Proof positive, I just realized tonight that in the last 3 days I have only drank 1 diet soda. I'm generally a 1-2 a day kinda gal(bad, I know, it's a vice to work on).

My doses as of today: L-Glutamine 500mg, twice a day, between meals. L-Tyrosine 500mg twice a day, 30 minutes before meals. L-Tryptophan 500mg before bedtime.

Here's what I take:


  1. Thanks for sharing. Isn't Tryptophan found in turkey meat, making us all sleepy after Thanksgiving dinner :0) Valerian Root is also a good sleep enhancer without the grogginess in the morning

  2. It is! Trypto is actually also in chocolate, oats, milk, and eggs too.

    Tryptophan rocks as a sleep aid. Doesn't knock you out like an Ambien sleep, but does just enough to keep you comfy and settled for 8 hours. I'll have to check out Valerian Root!

  3. Amino acids are the end product of protein digestion and the basic building blocks from which proteins are synthesized in the cell. They have a role in repairing muscles, ligaments, tendons, organs, glands, nails, and hair. They also enable vitamins and minerals to carry out their jobs properly and efficiently. Thanks a lot.