Check out these two sites. They explain glutamine very well.http://www.diagnose-me.com/treat/T73676.html
"Preliminary studies have shown that supplements of glutamine may protect against aspirin-induced gastric lesions and enhance healing of painful peptic ulcers.
Fresh cabbage juice has for a long time been used successfully against ulcers, probably due to its glutamine content. The amino acid glutamine works over time in doses as low as 500mg three times daily (for one month) to heal stomach and small intestine lesions. A study of ulcers found that 1600mg of glutamine per day had a 50% cure rate within 2 weeks and 92% within 4 weeks."
Now after reading it I am promted to keep up on my intake. Glutamine helps to protect the lining of the gastrointestinal tract known as the mucosa. It's not specifically used for GERD, but for the gastric areas in general.
Hope it was helpfull.
I understand caution. I don't even like x-rays at the dentist. I never take asprin either.
***I hope you don't mind I did an edit to make your links clickable and easier for member to view**
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