Benefits at a Glance
Can help improve the health of your digestive tract,
Used for support of your immune system
Utilized by the body for tissue reapair
Important in the preservation of muscle mass
L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body. In times of metabolic stress, glutamine is utilized by the body for tissue repair, gastrointestinal tract support, and natural defense system function. Glutamine plays a large role in maintaining healthy intestinal integrity by enhancing the intestine's protective mucosal lining. In addition, glutamine is important in the preservation of muscle mass. l-Glutamine nutritionally supports the mucosal lining and the healthy functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as lean muscle mass.
L-Gutamine is the most prevalent amino acid in the bloodstream. In times of stress or increased energy output, the body tissues need more glutamine than usual, making supplementation important. It is found in high concentrations in muscle, lung, liver, brain and stomach tissue.
I have found L-Glutamine to be a very important part of healing the intestines and digestive issues, especially if you are suffering from leaky gut. Glutamine has been shown in studies to protect against mucosal breakdown in the gut. When supplementing with glutamine, it is recommended to start slowly and build up.
Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2008 Dec 1.
Published in final edited form as:
Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2007 Dec; 293(6): G1262–G1271. Published online 2007 Oct 4. doi: 10.1152/ajpgi.00254.2007 Molecular Mechanisms Contributing to Glutamine-Mediated Intestinal Cell Survival
Serving Size: 3 grams (approx. 3/4 teaspoon)
Amount per serving
L-Glutamine ..... 3g
Dosage and use
- As a dietary supplement, take 3 grams (approx. 3/4 teaspoon) per day, or as directed by your health care practitioiner.
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