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L-Glutamine - Gut Health / Amines

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 18, 2012 at 8:40 AM

HI,

This is going to sound like a silly question for sure. I have had digestive / gut problems for a while and read somewhere (Robb Wolf perhaps) that taking L-Glutamine powder was good to heal the gut.

My question is, isn't L-Glutamine and amine? like the amines in certain foods that some have problems with? I didn't want to start high doses of L-Glutamine only to find I create more problems with something else

Appreciate any opinions / advice

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on May 03, 2013
at 03:39 AM

How much dose have you been taking? 3-5g seems to be the standard dose but I know some who take a mega dose of that stuff.

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on October 18, 2012
at 05:22 PM

I've been on L-glutamine for a couple months at the advice of my doctor, and haven't noticed a difference either. I'm not sure it's the kind of thing one could notice a difference in unless you're get an endoscopy before and after. My doctor said to be on it for a year. But still, in the 2 months, no difference.

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on October 18, 2012
at 03:34 PM

are you thinking maybe of glycine rather than glutamine?

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on October 18, 2012
at 09:33 AM

Yes, it is. But everything I've seen shows that the body is REALLY good at deaminating amines and processing them.

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on October 18, 2012
at 03:36 PM

i have been taking l-glutamine for about 1 year and i honestly have seen no benefit from it. i am finishing up the bottle just because it's expensive but it hasn't helped my gut at all.

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on October 18, 2012
at 05:22 PM

I've been on L-glutamine for a couple months at the advice of my doctor, and haven't noticed a difference either. I'm not sure it's the kind of thing one could notice a difference in unless you're get an endoscopy before and after. My doctor said to be on it for a year. But still, in the 2 months, no difference.

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on May 03, 2013
at 03:39 AM

How much dose have you been taking? 3-5g seems to be the standard dose but I know some who take a mega dose of that stuff.

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on October 18, 2012
at 02:46 PM

I used FoodScience of Vermont's GI Benefits powder with L-glutamine (cheapest seems to be Amazon), other healing herbs and raspberry powder so it doesn't taste like ass. It really helped me recover and I still use it if I eat something that sets me back. You should also look into colostrum if you're not sure about how you might react to the l-glutamine. I had only heard it was good for supporting the immune system, turns out it helps heal the gut as well.

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on October 18, 2012
at 12:26 PM

i thought it was a supp for muscle recovery

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