Glutamine

Definition of Glutamine:

A "conditionally essential" amino acid, glutamine is considered to be a brain fuel.  Glutamine has been used therapeutically for alcoholism, mild depression and to reduce the craving for sweets.  Glutamine is very important in the functioning of the metabolism and muscle maintenance.  Glutamine supplementation can help prevent muscle and other tissue breakdown by providing the body with nitrogen and fuel.

Topics Related to Glutamine

Alcoholism Recovery Issues

...recommendation Glutamine
“Because of its action in the brain, glutamine supplements have been recommended for preventing the deleterious effects of alcohol on the brain and for reducing alcohol cravings – a finding that has support in clinical trials...”

Cancer, General

...recommendation Glutamine
“Individuals with cancer who may be incapable of manufacturing their own supply of glutamine, may benefit from glutamine supplementats taken along with other amino acids...”
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Chemotherapy Side-Effects

...recommendation Glutamine
“Several studies have shown that glutamine, when used as an oral rinse, can help to reduce cancer chemotherapy-induced mouth sores...”

Crohn's Disease

...recommendation against Glutamine
“Although glutamine is known to play a role in small intestine function, in Crohn's disease at least two studies have shown it to be mildly harmful...”

Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...recommendation Licorice Root
“...Deglycyrrhized licorice root (DGL) and glutamine have been used to get people off of antacids, H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors (PPI)...”
...recommendation Glutamine
“Preliminary studies have shown that supplements of glutamine may protect against aspirin-induced gastric lesions and enhance healing of painful peptic ulcers...”

Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease

...recommendation Glutamine
Glutamine is the preferred fuel of small intestine cells...”

Heavy Metal Toxicity

...recommendation L-Glutathione
“...The rate-limiting precursors are the amino acids cysteine (or N-acetyl-cysteine) and glutamine...”
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Hepatitis

...the condition
“...enhanced by natural products or drugs such as IP6 (Inositol hexaphosphate), MGN3 (a commercial rice bran product modified with mushroom extracts), thymus extracts, low dose Naltrexone, zinc, DHEA, glutamine, a good multiple vitamin-mineral over time and others such as astragalus, cordyceps (Chinese fungus), and MCP (modified citrus pectin)...”

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

...recommendation Glutamine
“The enterocytes of the small intestines are the body's largest consumers of glutamine, accounting for about 40-50% of glutamine consumption...”
...recommendation Fennel
“Other herbs and products used with varying success include: fennel, dandelion, skullcap, licorice, peppermint, valerian, slippery elm, cranberry, glutamine, MSM, magnesium, and gamma-oryzanol...”

Liver Detoxification Phase II Support

...as a treatment
“...The nutrients glycine, glutamine, choline and inositol are also required for efficient phase two detoxification...”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...the condition
“...Nutritional Supplements Research has shown that certain nutrients such as aloe vera, arginine, glutamine, zinc, copper, and vitamin C play key roles in wound healing [Vaxman et al...”
...recommendation Glutamine
“The amino acid glutamine is an important substrate for rapidly proliferating cells, including lymphocytes (white blood cells)...”
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