L-Glutamine 500mg x 100 Capsules
- Vegetarian product
Glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid in the body. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Glutamine is produced in the muscles and is distributed by the blood to the organs that need it. Glutamine might help gut function, the immune system, and other essential processes in the body, especially in times of stress. It is also important for providing "fuel" (nitrogen and carbon) to many different cells in the body. Glutamine is needed to make other chemicals in the body such as other amino acids and glucose (sugar).
After surgery or traumatic injury, nitrogen is necessary to repair the wounds and keep the vital organs functioning. About one third of this nitrogen comes from glutamine.
If the body uses more glutamine than the muscles can make (i.e., during times of stress), muscle wasting can occur. This can occur in people with HIV/AIDS. Taking glutamine supplements might keep the glutamine stores up.
Some types of chemotherapy can reduce the levels of glutamine in the body. Glutamine treatment is thought to help prevent chemotherapy-related damage by maintaining the life of the affected tissues.
L-glutamine supports the development of enterocytes, a type of cell that is plentiful in the epithelial lining of the gastrointestinal tract. L-glutamine also supports muscle glycogen stores, growth hormone production, and can cross the blood-brain barrier where the brain uses it for fuel. Free form amino acid, high purity, well-tolerated.
Directions for use
As a food supplement, 2 capsules daily with a meal.
* RDA not established
Ingredients: L-Glutamine, Microcrystalline Cellulose, L-leucine. Capsule Shell: Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose.
This information is for education purposes only. Patients should consult with a qualified healthcare provider before making decisions about therapies and/or health conditions.
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a balanced and varied diet.