Anyone tried l glutamine?

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theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 9/23/2011 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone tried it? any results?

I am on day 6 of reflux induction diet and no dice yet.

http://www.fi***ch.com/health/natural-alternatives-glutamine-for-heartburn-421.html

i.e. read this: Glutamine is an amino acid produced by your body. It is a powerful antioxidant. This means it helps protect your body from damaging free radicals that exist in the environment and are produced by your body. Antioxidants are so powerful; they can combat cancer and other diseases and prevent premature aging. Glutamine coats your digestive tract, including your esophagus, and not only prevents stomach acid from damaging the fragile lining; it actually repairs damage done by previous episodes of heartburn.

theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 9/23/2011 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
sorry, also...

Can Glutamine for Heartburn Help?

Glutamine for heartburn may be a solution.

Glutamine is an amino acid. Just as other amino acids are important constituents of proteins, so is glutamine. Glutamine occurs naturally in foods that are high in protein: beans, dairy products, fish, and red meat.

Glutamine as a supplement is used by weight lifters, body builders, and other athletes who want strong muscles. Glutamine as a supplement is also used to alleviate muscle cramps and pain, especially in older people. By replenishing the amino acids in the body, muscles are strengthened and pain relieved.

Glutamine has been shown to increase the body’s ability to dispose of damaged cells, and produce new cells. Glutamine is a powerful antioxidant, too. As such, it helps protect body cells from free radicals. Glutamine heals mucous membranes, including the lining of the esophagus that is being damaged by heartburn.

It is thought by some that glutamine for heartburn might strengthen the LES, improving its ability to tighten properly. This might completely prevent heartburn, acid reflux, and even GERD.

stkitt
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   Posted 9/23/2011 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I have heard of glutamine being prescribed for GERD - glutamine -- 1 tsp. 3 x daily (between meals), which is dissolved in a little bit of water (this helps heal the stomach lining).

Do check with your Dr. before taking anything new just to be sure your meds and supplements all work together.

Kindly,

Kitt


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mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 9/24/2011 6:01 AM (GMT -6)   
http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jphs/112/1/112_25/_article

This little study (on gerbils) used glutamine. It may be that it's only useful if you have Helicobacter.

I took it for a while but didn't notice any benefit. I think there's some other form that is supposed to be better, but I can't remember it - I'll see if I can seek it out somewhere ....

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theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 9/24/2011 8:41 AM (GMT -6)   
ok, thanks for the tips you two. Once I finish the induction reflux diet I'll give glutamine a shot.

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 9/24/2011 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
You're welcome. I've found my old notes on glutamine (I trained in nutritional therapy some years ago - though acid reflux seems resistant to every natural approach I've tried thus far!!).... anyway: -

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glutamine is a precursor of sIga (secretory IgA) which is on mucous membranes and is an antibody and therefore part of the defense mechanism at the interface between cell membranes and food/bugs/viruses etc passing by

you cannot use glutamine without butyric acid (which your bowel flora can produce if you have good levels of friendly flora) - which you can get from butter and parmesan cheese (guess we're all low on that then!!)

L-glutamine shouldn't be taken if you have inflammatory bowel disease (haven't got a note on why).

Need glutamine in order to make N.A.G (n-acetyl glucosamine) - people with inflammatory bowel disease should take N.A.G not L-glutamine

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So that's what was in my notes and it was NAG I was trying to remember.
http://www.glyconutrient.biz/N-AcetylGlucosamine.htm
There's some blurb on this link about NAG. (Interestingly NAG seems to help interstitial cystitis, so I may have to go check that one out too..........)

Happy reading!

MMM
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solar powered
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   Posted 9/25/2011 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I usually post on the chronic pain and fibro boards but have been coming here for a few months because I have been having GI issues. I haven't been formally diagnosed but have many of the symptoms of LPR. Anyway, my doctor recommended that I take L-glutamine since I was really uncomfortable with the idea of taking scripts forever. I take it in capsule form, 1 capsule twice a day. He told me I didn't have to change my diet with it but am trying to be conservative. My doc told me to give it time (1-2 months) to start working.

I've been on it only 2 1/2 weeks and I do believe it is helping me at least some. I was out the other day and had fast food for lunch including deep fried mozzarella sticks. I know, evil. I had slight problems after that but very do-able. I know if I had tried eating that a month ago I would have been under the table in pain. So I think I am making progress. Time will tell and I may have to take digestive enzymes somewhere down the line but I'm OK with that.

Everyone is different so it may or may not help but L-glutamine is very reasonably priced and it won't hurt you so I suggest you try it.

Good luck, Lee
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efit
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   Posted 9/25/2011 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
ARM,

I lift weights and thus I take L-Glutamine caps before and after my workouts. I have done so for over 5 years now. I don't guess they make that much of a difference for me seeing as how I developed this acid reflux 5 months ago while being on it. L-glutamine IS supposed to aid digestion and be really good for folks with Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease. Can't hurt to take it and it will help your weight training.

Take care,
Liz

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 12/17/2012 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, found my old answer! Bumped up for new member with query on glutamine!
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