L-Glutamine Benefits

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   Posted 2/4/2012 6:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Found the following at the website www.cell-biology.org

Glutamine is an essential amino acid, a major building block of the muscles and the body. It is considered to be the most abundant free amino acid, and it is technically considered to be a semi-essential amino acid. This means that normally, the body can manufacture glutamine on its own and the body can normally meet its own basic demands.

But sometimes, the body needs extra glutamine. The body typically needs more glutamine when going through stressful experiences such as trauma, cancer, burns, and sepsis. In these types of stressful situations, the body loses glutamine and cannot manufacture enough to meet its own needs. It is therefore an adequate intake of glutamine is absolutely essential.

So what do glutamine supplements do for you?
L-glutamine works to build the lining of the intestines. It works to calm stomach upset, and some find that it can repair the lining, repairing problems such as minor ulcers. It is involved in more metabolic processes than any other amino acid, and it serves as a major “brain fuel”, enhancing memory and passing through the protective brain barrier. Finally, glutamine can be used to enhance normal immune function.

Hope this answers some questions.
I add l-glutamine to a morning shake. Got the recipe from InSoFla and use many of the same ingredients...almond milk, chia seeds, l-glutamine, vitamins (empty some capsules into it or use drops), banana or other fruit.

I plan to read more from the above website as it's new to me.....:-)

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   Posted 2/4/2012 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for posting this!!

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   Posted 2/4/2012 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I found this site while doing some research :


"Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Glutamine helps to protect the lining of the gastrointestinal tract known as the mucosa. For that reason, some have suggested that people who have inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn' s disease) may not have enough glutamine. However, 2 clinical trials found that taking glutamine supplements did not improve symptoms of Crohn' s disease. More research is needed. In the meantime, ask your doctor when deciding whether to use glutamine for IBD. "

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   Posted 2/4/2012 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for posting this.
Interesting because I've been undergoing particular stress lately! And for the past few weeks had dropped my L-Glutamine intake from 15 grams daily to 5 grams daily, and I had some intestinal distress, so I went back to 15grams now and am feeling better.
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