L-Glutamine is an amino acid, which is essential for the health of the immune system and digestive tract. It is very reparative and healing in the gut where it strengthens the mucosal cells and in turn helps leaky gut, sugar cravings, and irritable bowel (IBS). Glutamine also helps promote optimal muscle growth and strength and has shown to be particularly useful in helping prevent muscle wasting in people on cancer and HIV treatments.
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Leaky gut & food allergies
- Wound healing
- Immune system weakness
- Viral infections
- Chronic fatigue
- Reduces sugar and alcohol cravings
- Speeds recovery of sore muscles
- Preservation of muscle tissue
- Prevents immune weakness
- Prevents muscle loss/wasting
- Fights colds and flu
- Balances blood sugar
- Promotes healthy acid-alkaline balance
- Helps counter the side effects of chemotherapy
Help for Cancer
Glutamine is an essential supplement for people with cancer because it 1.) enhances immune function 2.) protects the body from side effects from radiation, chemotherapy and surgery and 3.) enhances the effectiveness of chemotherapeutic drugs, including methotrexate.20 Glutamine also protects against infections in people undergoing bone marrow transplants.21 Doses used in cancer treatments are in the range of 10 to 40 grams (3-14 teaspoons) per day given in divided doses.
More Benefits of Glutamine
Glutamine increases production of glutathione, the main antioxidant of the body. This in turn boosts immune function, protects all tissues from damage, and detoxifies harmful substances. Glutamine is also an important precursor for neurotransmitter substances in the brain, and supports brain wellness and mental energy. When 12 grams (four teaspoons) was given to alcoholics, glutamine eliminated alcohol cravings in 75% of those studied. 22 Glutamine also helps promote milk production in lactating women. Since glutamine dissolves instantly in water and has no taste, the powder form is recommended. This allows for maximum purity as well as economy. If using capsules, three 1,000 mg capsules of glutamine equals one teaspoon of powder. Glutamine is very safe and without side effects.
How to Use Glutamine
Controlling appetite ......... 1-3 tsp.
Balancing Blood Sugar ..... 1-3 tsp.
Growth ........................... 3-5 tsp.
Treating Colds & Flus ..... 3-10 tsp.
Healing Leaky Gut/
Food Allergies ................ 3-10 tsp.
Wound Healing ............. 3-10 tsp.
HIV Infection ................. 3-10 tsp.
Cancer/Chemotherapy .. 3-14 tsp. (1-4 Tablespoons)
Glutamine can be taken in water, juice, or mixed into healthy shakes.
Cofactor nutrient: vitamin B6, 50mg per day, helps the body use glutamine more effectively. Taking 5 tsp. or more per day of glutamine decreases protein needs slightly, as glutamine helps the body use protein more effectively.
Contraindications: liver or kidney failure.
Each teaspoon provides:
|Does Not Contain||wheat, yeast, soy, gluten, eggs, dairy, corn, artificial colors, flavors, sugars, or preservatives.|
|Recommended Use||As a dietary supplement, take one teaspoon per day or as directed by your health care practitioner.|
|Serving Size||1 teaspoon|
|Storage Instructions||STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.|
|Additional Notes||These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.|