L-Glutamine is the principal amino acid required by the GI tract. Specifically, it feeds the cells of the intestinal wall linings and must be supplemented to alleviate suffering from intestinal disorders. This is a pure, pharmaceutical grade product.
Glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid making up the muscles of the body. It is also prevalent in the liver, blood, brain and lungs. However, the small and large intestines require more glutamine than any other organ. Deficiency results in atrophy of the intestinal mucosa which can cause chronic constipation associated with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, etc. Osteoporosis happens when there is deficiency and the body must rob itself to meet its needs. Regular diets will not supply sufficient glutamine to those who already suffer intestinal disorders as there becomes a vicious cycle of inefficient protein digestion and deficient glutamine levels causing intestinal atrophy and inability of efficient digestion. This makes supplementation necessary. Our pharmaceutical grade L-Glutamine is identical to naturally-occurring glutamine in the body and does not need to be predigested as do glutamine peptides. There are no know side effects from taking this supplement. As a dietary supplement, take 1 to 6 teaspoons a day with water on an empty stomach. Great for athletes and body builders. For relief from intestinal damage or disorders 15 to 30 grams daily may be required. Best taken on an empty stomach.