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The amino acid L-glutamine is the most abundant free-form amino acid in the body, especially the muscles, and is necessary for building and maintaining skeletal muscles making it useful for body builders as well as those on weight-loss diets. It is also helpful for people suffering from muscle wasting due to prolonged bed rest and diseases like cancer and AIDS. Also, when the body is under great stress, including injury and surgical trauma, glutamine is released from the muscles into the blood and may contribute to loss of skeletal muscle.
L-glutamine is necessary for many metabolic processes including the production of glycogen and immne support during times of stress. It is important for digestive tract maintenance where it fuels enterocytes (intestinal cells) and is very helpful for gut disorders like peptic ulcers and is especially indicated for repairing damage of the intestinal villi due to celiac disease since it enhances the growth of tissues in the jejunum, the part of the digestive tract where most absorption of nutrients occurs.
L-glutamine is able to cross the blood-brain barrier and is converted to glutamic acid which fuels the brain cells and is essential for cerebral function. It increases GABA, a neurotransmitter that promotes healthy brain function and mental ability.
Less well-known uses of therapeutic L-glutamine include autoimmune diseases, arthritis, connective tissue diseases and tissue damage due to radiation therapy. It can also help diminish alcohol and sugar cravings. In addition, it is necessary for maintaining proper pH balance in the body and is a component of DNA and RNA. Glutamine supplementation is not for everyone, though. Do not take it if you have cirrhosis of the liver, kidney dysfunction, Reye’s syndrome or any disorder resulting in the accumulation of ammonia in the blood.
- Do not take it if you have cirrhosis of the liver, kidney dysfunction, Reye’s syndrome or any disorder resulting in the accumulation of ammonia in the blood.
- Keep out of the reach of children.
- If you have a medical condition, are pregnant, lactating, trying to conceive, under the age of 18, or taking medications (including psychotropic medications), consult your qualified healthcare professional before using this product.
- Store in a cool, dry place.
Mix ˝ teaspoon (approximately 2 grams) into 6 to 8 ounces of fluid and drink when stomach is empty or as directed by your qualified healthcare professional. For athletes, maximal results will be obtained by supplementing with 2 grams of glutamine after exercise.
|Serving Size: ˝ teaspoon (approximately 2 grams)|
|* Daily Value not established.|
Other Ingredients:Jarrow Formulas® L-Glutamine is manufactured by microbiological fermentation. This product is 100% L-Glutamine and contains NO other substance.
No wheat, no gluten, no soybeans, no dairy, no egg, no fish/shellfish, no peanuts/tree nuts.
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