One of the non-essential amino acids, glutamine is a major fuel for enterocytes, and supports tissues that turn over rapidly, such as intestinal cells (intestinal epithelium) and components of the immune system.
Recommend dosage is one (1) capsule one (1) to three (3) times each day with food as a dietary supplement or as otherwise directed by a healthcare professional.
Supplemental use of glutamine increases intestinal villous height, stimulates gut mucosal cellular proliferation and maintains mucosal integrity. Therefore, it can be an extremely important supplement for patients with bowel inflammation due to food allergy/sensitivity, the use of corticosteroids, the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs), etc. It also helps to prevent intestinal hyperpermeability and bacterial translocation, which can be involved in sepsis and multiple organ failure. L-Glutamine has been found to be of great importance in the treatment of trauma and surgery patients and has been shown to decrease the incidence of infection in these patients. L-Glutamine has been shown to increase human growth hormone production and is a critical element in muscle repair and muscle building (glutamine acts as an energy source when glucose reserves are low, helping to prevent muscle catabolism during sustained exercise.)