L-Glutamine


Intestinal Repair and Glutamine
The important role that glutamine plays in the intestines has only come to light within the last 15 years. We now need to understand how this discovery relates to caring for sick individuals.

As mentioned earlier, scientists once believed that the intestines should not be used during illness or after surgery so that they could repair themselves. We now understand that when an individual doesn't eat the cells lining the intestines (the mucosal cells) deteriorate from the lack of stimulation they normally get from digesting food. This lack of digestive stimulation combined with a deficiency in glutamine cause the tissues lining the intestines to become thin and exposed.

It's now clear that attempting to allow the gut to repair itself by withholding food has the opposite effect. Rather than being repaired, the intestine is injured. Bacteria penetrates the intestinal wall and enters adjacent tissue, and possibly the bloodstream.

Stomach Ulcers, Diarrhea, and Glutamine
Glutamine also plays a number of key roles in the gastrointestinal tract. Japanese scientists discovered that it's an effective anti-ulcer drug, making glutamine the most popular anti-ulcer drug in Asia.

Glutamine is also very helpful for diarrhea because it diminishes the loss of both electrolytes and water from the intestines. It may also lessen the severity of the diarrhea by enhancing water and salt uptake into the body.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Glutamine
People with severe gastrointestinal problems, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may also benefit from supplementing with glutamine. IBD is a gastrointestinal problem that causes a breakdown in the intestinal mucosa, inflammation, and infection.

In one study British and Canadian investigators treated IBD patients with liquid diets containing small amounts of glutamine. After two weeks they found that most patients participating in the study no longer had diarrhea and abdominal pain.

Symptoms also improved for other patients who were treated with altered diets and glutamine.

Physician-recommended for the dietary support of Crohn's, irritable bowel disease (I.B.D.), and other digestive problems

Slows muscle wasting during sickness or stress
Most popular nutrient for ulcers in Asia
Promotes wound healing, fights infections, and supports the gastrointestinal (G.I.) tract
Product: L-Glutamine
Brand: Lidtke Technologies (More Products)
Size: 300 gm powder
Dosage: Use as needed.
Retail: $29.99
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