L-glutamine, also known as glutamine is one of the most versatile and abundant amino acids in the body. Studies have determined that glutamine is vital for the production of a type of white blood cell that fights disease and illness, and molecules that aid cell communication during an immune response and initiate cell movement to the site of trauma, infection, inflammation, and helps rebuild the mucosal lining of the gut and is also the preferred food of some of the beneficial bacteria in our colon.

While the body makes L-glutamine, it may still be helpful to consume additional L-glutamine in supplement form, especially for people with autoimmune conditions. Moreover, research shows that glutamine supplements reduce the symptoms of intestinal hyperpermeability-induced IBS post infections and aid individuals with predominant diarrhea. The majority of people with autoimmune conditions also tend to suffer from leaky gut or some other gut condition so taking this supplement can prove to be helpful in creating a healthier gut.

Studies have determined that glutamine is vital for the production of a type of white blood cells that fights disease and illness, and molecules that aid cell communication during an immune response and initiate cell movement to the site of trauma, infection, inflammation, and helps rebuild the mucosal lining of the gut and is also the preferred food of some of the beneficial bacteria in our colon.   Glutamine prevents alcoholic injury in the tissue and dysfunction of the colon, as well as liver damage and the spread of toxins found in bacteria in the blood, causing shock, kidney necrosis, and hemorrhages.

Please note however that some people with certain genetic mutations do not feel well while on L-glutamine supplements. If you feel nauseous while on L-glutamine, discontinue use and always consult your medical practitioner before taking any additional supplements.

You can learn more about gut health in my upcoming 7-day gut health program being launched this fall 2020.

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