L-Glutamine Remedies and Cures

Aug 02, 2016

L-Glutamine is an amino acid that can be a critical protein supplement for athletes, burn victims, and those who suffer digestive disorders. This protein component is the most common amino acid in our muscles and the bloodstream and is critical to a number of life processes. These include tissue repair and maintenance, control of ammonia wastes, recovery after a workout, and healthy digestion.

Now the body makes its own supply of glutamine from glutamate or glutamic acid, but we can still run short on this critical amino acid. Cortisol and cancer treatments reduce its availability, heavy exercise greatly increases demand, and burns or other physical traumas can increase our need for glutamine as well.

Natural Remedies: L-Glutamine supplements are enthusiastically recommended for body builders and athletes to promote muscle mass and reduce recovery time. Glutamine is also one of the preferred energy sources for the cells in our intestinal walls, so it is well worth trying for digestive issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Ulcerative Colitis.




Age Related Issues  

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Posted by Timh (Ky, Usa) on 09/10/2013
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My dad has been struggling w/ three diseases which are associated w/ aging ---muscle loss, memory or mental decline, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. And of course chronic fatigue is a byproduct of these conditions.

The IBD has been a real challenge as it also includes Diverticulosis. Treatment w/ natural remedies have been only moderately effective and temporary. An attempt w/ Comfrey Root proved too toxic on only the second dose. The Master Cleanse has also proved helpful, but again, only temporary. Rummaging about and looking for anything, in desperation, stumbled upon a container of Glutamine which had not been used in awhile. At approx. 3-5 grms daily all three conditions have greatly improved in as little as one week time, and continue. The results were so pronounced that I simply had to report for anyone suffering from age related issues.

Replied by Rsw
Uniontown, Oh
09/10/2013

Timh,

Can I have your permission to repost your post on another site? Some people struggle with muscle destruction as a result of statin use (more than you think) and might benefit from this information. Statin use is also frequently linked to memory problems, so this may help both.

Replied by Timh
Ky, Usa
09/11/2013

@Rsw: By all means YES on the repost. In addition to Glutamine (in the amino acid category) Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) as well as Creatine may also be indicated for muscle fuel. High dose CoQ10 or Ubiquinol is also recommended. I would also give an alert to Dr Sinatra's recommendation to lower the statin dose as much or more than half, and I believe he also recommends Niacin in combo with the statins. Dr Sinatra has two excellent books on heart health as well as a YouTube channel.


Alcoholism  

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Posted by Kevin (Chicago, IL - US) on 10/17/2008
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I have had a few bouts w/ alcoholism myself. I've found the following to be helpful: L-glutamine (an amino acid) [already mentioned], Kudzu (an herb), grapes or grape juice, B complex vitamins [already mentioned], & magnesium - use as directed by what the supplement bottle(s) says. As far as I know, it's safe to combine any & all of the above supplements. There may be others not mentioned here, but I think these are worth mentioning. Hope this helps.


Colon Health  

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Posted by Victoria (Florence, KY) on 02/26/2006
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I tried L-Glutamine after complete colon cleanse and Candida treatment. Insomnia was one of the symptoms that surprisingly disappeared. While L-Glutamine is an amino acid, and supports the body in many ways, I learned through this experience (and the guidance of a very good Holistic Chiropractor) that when this amino acid is first introduced into the body, the colon just loves it, and sucks it up. As the mucous membranes of the colon are regenerated, insomnia is one of the symptoms that fall to the wayside. I did use the L-Glutamine after a round of the candida treatment, which irradicates an overgrowth of Candida and helps to balance the pH levels of the colon and body. There is also product called HGH at night, which is rich in L-Glutamine, but this is not the original source that I took. I originally took a powder form, about 1,500 mcg. daily, first thing in the morning, as it is loaded with protein and jump starts the metabolism.

Replied by Nix
Philippines
03/16/2014

Hi, may I please ask what your colon cleanse products did you use to eradicate candida? Thanks


Digestive Health  

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Posted by Micaela (Bologna, Italy) on 04/19/2015

Hi everybody! Can anyone tell me please, if humic acids interfere with the absorption of L-glutamine or quercetin in the treatment of intestinal problems?

Thanks a lot! Micaela


Posted by Rob (Manhattan, Ny) on 11/10/2012
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I've been pretty impressed by the results of L Glutamine. When I am feeling out of sorts.. Dark eye circles, concentration problems, anxious, I have found a good tablespoon of this (powder) in a glass of water can really help normalize my state. I am not exactly sure how it is working in my system but I suspect it has to do with my intestinal health and immunity. The Leaky Gut theory seems to be gaining credibility and this may be a remedy for it.. I am a firm believer in taking a break from supplement or only taking them when you feel a need and this is one I like to have around. There is much more detailed info here which you should read 1st before considering...

http://altmedicine.about.com/od/herbsupplementguide/a/L-Glutamine.htm

http://www.thewayup.com/newsletters/041501.htm

EC. you may want to add this to the supplement section.


Posted by Catnip (Canberra, Australia) on 08/25/2011
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I've been experiencing gastritis for about nine months. This was brought on after persistent giardia and antibiotics. Glutamine and olive leaf extract both help, and recently I've found that pine nut oil is helpful too. None of these have cured me of my problem but all have helped. I'm going to try Cayenne, ACV and Aloe Vera now that I've found this site.

Replied by Dandl
New Jersey
08/01/2016

I see this was posted 5 years ago so I'm sure or I hope by now you have been cured of your gastritis but wanted to tell you what helped me. Mine was caused by antibiotics as well for giardia and drinking kefir daily 3 glasses a day for a few weeks got rid of the gastritis. I hope this helps you or anyone else!


Posted by Bill (Oregon City, Oregon) on 08/05/2009

I have had stomach issues since childhood. Last year I got to where I had acid reflux daily, so bad I could not sleep lying down. Then a few months a go it changed. My food was slow to digest and I felt like I had some sort of virus. I could only eat cereal and yogurt. It got to the point to where I could not eat without getting major cramps. I went to the doctor. After X-rays and blood test (all my test were clean) he prescribed Prilosec and Reglan. I tried them for a week and had some relief, but was not getting better. I was up one night or early morning, searching the net for any information. I found earthclinic and started my ACV and cayenne regiment (I did not have Glutamine at the time). After my first drink I could tell a difference. After 4 days, I was able to eat and sleep better. That weekend I purchased Glutamine and have been doing the ACV and cayenne drink with the glutamine capsule 3 times a day for a week. I feel normal most of the time, eat regular and sleep much better. I intend to stay on the regiment until I have fully recovered and cut back to once a day to stay that way. I have another doctors appointment in a week. From my research I believe I have a bacterial infection or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). I intend on asking for the breath test to know for sure.


Heartburn  

Posted by Marianne (Tacoma, Wa) on 11/23/2010

I use Glutamine also sold as L Glutamine (an amino acid) for heartburn. It does not taste great but works right away. About a teaspoon in a small glass of water does it.


IBS  

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Posted by Nancy (Mineral City, Ohio, Usa) on 11/20/2011
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I go to Dr. Frackelton in Westlake, Ohio for cancer prevention. (I already had it once) I have suffered from spastic colon off and on for years. I was really in pain one time when I went for my routine blood work and mentioned it to him. He said, "I know what will fix you up right now. " He told me to take 1 tsp of l-glutamine 3 times a day. I had been suffering with this for 4 weeks. I had already gone to my regular doctor who prescribed a medicine that did give me some relief from the pain. I quit taking that medicine the day before I went to see Dr. Frackelton. I took the l-glutamine later after I got home. I was taking my third teaspoon of it when I realized that I was fine!!! It worked that fast. When Dr. Frackelton told me it would fix me up right now, he was right! The l-glutamine really worked. I hope this helps someone.


Posted by Dr. Brandeis (San Francisco, Ca) on 10/28/2010

Glutamine works in 2 ways. First, it is the preferred source of fuel for enterocytes- the cells that line the small intestine. Second, it increases sIgA (secretory immunoglobulin A), an important immune cell. If the IBS is caused by an infection such as yeast or parasites, Glutamine will be helpful. However, symptomatic relief from glutamine should make you consider testing for parasites- but not through conventional labs such as Quest or Labcorp. The best lab I've found and use with all of my patients is Metametrix. -Dr. Andrew Brandeis


Posted by Robert (Nashville, TN) on 11/09/2008
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A natural doctor recommended the powdered supplement l-glutamine for my IBS. He said to take 5g (1 teaspoon) twice a day with juice or water but don't take it with protein at the same time because it will lesson the effect. It works! I have had far fewer attacks. It is inexpensive and easy to find because weightlifters also use it for muscle building benefits.


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Posted by Dan (Land O Lakes, Florida) on 09/15/2011
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I am particularly sensitive to foods with high free glutamate content whether it be MSG or any other form and I feel great when taking L-Glutamine.


Posted by Jackie (Belfast, Northern Ireland, Ireland) on 06/19/2010

Hi... can anyone confirm if l-glutamine is good or bad for people who are very sensitive to MSG. i have read on this site that it is an antidote to msg and that it displaces it. however on many other sites it says to avoid it if you are sensitive to MSG. can someone please clarify?


Multiple Cures  

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Posted by Rob (Manhattan, Ny) on 11/10/2012
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I've been pretty impressed by the results of L Glutamine. When I am feeling out of sorts.. Dark eye circles, concentration problems, anxious, I have found a good tablespoon of this (powder) in a glass of water can really help normalize my state. I am not exactly sure how it is working in my system but I suspect it has to do with my intestinal health and immunity. The Leaky Gut theory seems to be gaining credibility and this may be a remedy for it.. I am a firm believer in taking a break from supplement or only taking them when you feel a need and this is one I like to have around.


Ulcerative Colitis  

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Posted by A Roper (Sydney, Australia, NSW Australia) on 04/18/2009
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I recently had a flare of UC, got home from hospital feeling about 50%, kept taking the steroids (50mg), salofalk (2 grams), colifoam twice a day and wasn't seeing any improvement... so, after doing some research I added 5mg 3 times a day of L-Glutamine to my routine 30 minutes before meals and saw improvement almost immediately. I'd say I'm 90% to remission and I've only been taking the stuff for a week. I haven't felt this good in 2 years.

I also take a probiotic once a day, 5mg metamucil at dinner and 25mg aloe juice first thing in the morning, but I've been taking those for awhile and although they help, I don't believe they resonsible for this major improvement.

It should be noted that my UC is so bad that traditional medicine has not been effective at keeping me in remission and my doctor said if I have another flare I have to have surgery. L-Glutamine may just save me yet.



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