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healing for the gut

Answered on August 23, 2013
Created April 12, 2013 at 1:03 PM

My daughter is on the protocol for healing her gut. I recently have ordered the great lakes brand geletin for healing her gut. When we got it home the canister said collogen. We tried to make some of the delicious recipes asking for geletin and this geletin did not firm up. I was wondering if this product still has the same benefits of healing the gut.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on August 23, 2013
at 11:07 AM

Glutamine is excellent for gut health, your brain can be fooled into thinking that it's a carb source when you want to go on a sugar detox, so you can also use it to quench sugar cravings.

D33a8d5f095a8532ddf7a0d6c27bfe63

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on July 10, 2013
at 03:44 AM

There are people who are very sensitive to L-Glutamine, just like slow metabolyzers of caffeine or MSG. To those people, a smaller dose or no L-Glutamine at all is warranted. However, normal metabolyzers do not need to worry. It's those with hyperreactions that tend to post, however, so you think this happens to everyone. Not really. Most people also don't react that badly to MSG or Splenda or Aspartame. It's a handful that always react inordinately.

137980865c0d982a75c092938d8bb714

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on April 30, 2013
at 02:28 AM

hmmm, well that's interesting, have not heard that yet, but will now certainly investigate. I drink it in the am and have had no issues; but everyone is different for sure.

74786bbe8254844304a33943290c4d6d

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on April 12, 2013
at 09:57 PM

This was certainly not my experience with high doses of l-glutamine. I healed perioral dermatitis and angular cheilitis in a month taking high doses (up to 20grams a day) of l-glutamine. YMMV.

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on April 12, 2013
at 03:44 PM

I would be very careful with glutamine. I bought some by accident, thinking I was buying something else, and then I stayed awake all night, uncomfortably wired. I doubt it is good for children. Maybe a tiny bit in the morning, but I have seen people on here say that this idea that it heals the gut lining is bunk. High glutamine levels in the brain have been linked with a bunch of not cool things- migraines, anxiety, etc...

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on August 23, 2013
at 11:08 AM

Gelatin contains collagen. While collagen is very beneficial, it's only one component of it. So likely you were sent the wrong item, or ordered the wrong item.

It's certainly a good and useful thing for gut, skin, hair, and nail health.

You might instead invest in a slow cooker (aka crockpot), and make your own bone broth. It's very easy. Get some bones, preferably with joints and cartilage attached, add a couple of tablespoons of a good sea salt, add a few tablespoons of vinegar (white distilled is fine here), fill it up with water to the line, and set it on high for about 20 hours or so.

You can use the bones from a roast chicken for example, just strip off the meat from the bones after you roast them. Be sure to include the big triangular cartilage between the two sides of the breast.

Even better if you can get beef tendons, knuckles, etc. from the butcher. Marrow bones can be used - roast them first, eat the marrow, and reuse the bones in a bone broth. Same thing with ribs.

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137980865c0d982a75c092938d8bb714

on April 12, 2013
at 03:32 PM

there are healling benefits to the gut from this collagen which is also good for hair, skin, nails and bones...also highly recommended is L-glutamine, it comes in powder form that you can put in water; it is tasteless and very healing for the lining of the gut and not expensive. Hopefully you are also supplementing with a good quality probiotic.

74786bbe8254844304a33943290c4d6d

(1663)

on April 12, 2013
at 09:57 PM

This was certainly not my experience with high doses of l-glutamine. I healed perioral dermatitis and angular cheilitis in a month taking high doses (up to 20grams a day) of l-glutamine. YMMV.

7bf306ada57db47547e9da39a415edf6

(11214)

on April 12, 2013
at 03:44 PM

I would be very careful with glutamine. I bought some by accident, thinking I was buying something else, and then I stayed awake all night, uncomfortably wired. I doubt it is good for children. Maybe a tiny bit in the morning, but I have seen people on here say that this idea that it heals the gut lining is bunk. High glutamine levels in the brain have been linked with a bunch of not cool things- migraines, anxiety, etc...

137980865c0d982a75c092938d8bb714

(88)

on April 30, 2013
at 02:28 AM

hmmm, well that's interesting, have not heard that yet, but will now certainly investigate. I drink it in the am and have had no issues; but everyone is different for sure.

D33a8d5f095a8532ddf7a0d6c27bfe63

(578)

on July 10, 2013
at 03:44 AM

There are people who are very sensitive to L-Glutamine, just like slow metabolyzers of caffeine or MSG. To those people, a smaller dose or no L-Glutamine at all is warranted. However, normal metabolyzers do not need to worry. It's those with hyperreactions that tend to post, however, so you think this happens to everyone. Not really. Most people also don't react that badly to MSG or Splenda or Aspartame. It's a handful that always react inordinately.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19413)

on August 23, 2013
at 11:07 AM

Glutamine is excellent for gut health, your brain can be fooled into thinking that it's a carb source when you want to go on a sugar detox, so you can also use it to quench sugar cravings.

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