Glutamine is an amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins. It is considered a semi-essential amino acid, as the body, under normal conditions can make this amino acid by itself as it needs. However, during times of metabolic stress, such as trauma or surgery, the body may need more than it can make. It has been used to treat gastrointestinal disorders, such as IBS. It is also used to help protect the immune system and muscle loss when the body is under severe stress or trauma.
- A source of fuel for cells lining the intestines
- Involved in many metabolic processes in the body
- Protects the body from ammonia toxicity
- Necessary for normal brain function
- Is fuel for white blood cells and therefore contributes to immune function
As an adult supplement: 5g to 30g daily
Children should to take lower doses: 600 mg/day~ 1/8 tsp
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