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...”
Diagnose your symptoms now!
  • check your overall health status
  • understand what's happening to your body
  • learn what you should be doing right now

More topics Related to Glutamine

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...”

Glutamine a treatment
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid found in the human body...”

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.”
Concerned or curious about your health?  Try The Analyst™
Symptom Entry
Symptom Entry
Full Explanations
Optional Doctor Review
Review (optional)

More topics Related to Glutamine


...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)...”


...recommendation Glutamine
“Individuals with muscle-wasting and immune-system related illnesses (such as cancer or AIDS) who may be incapable of manufacturing their own supply of glutamine, may benefit from glutamine supplements taken along with other amino acids.”

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 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...”
...recommendation Glutamine
“The amino acid glutamine is an important substrate for rapidly proliferating cells, including lymphocytes (white blood cells)...”
Report by The Analyst™
Click to see sample report
Health problems rarely occur in isolation or for obvious reasons

Your body is a highly complex, interconnected system.  Instead of guessing at what might be wrong, let us help you discover what is really going on inside your body based on the many clues it is giving.

Our multiple symptom checker provides in-depth health analysis by The Analyst™ with full explanations, recommendations and (optionally) doctors available for case review and answering your specific questions.

We use cookies for traffic analysis, advertising, and to provide the best user experience