Sometimes you encounter something totally unexpected. I started taking Immunoglobulin G Concentrate (IgG 45% Immunoglubulin G) and L-Glutamine powder to deal with my leaky gut. Dr. Peter Osborne recommends both supplements to fix this precondition to autoimmune diseases, although he recommends his own brands. I bought what I thought were equivalent ones from Swanson's, trying to save a few bux.
I built up the dose slowly. Started with 1 capsule of IgG (0.5 gram of 45% Immunoglobulin G) and 500 mg of L-Glutamine. Noticed increased libido almost immediately. Didn't think much of it. In the course of next 2-3 weeks, I increased the IgG dose to 1 gram and L-Glutamine to 2g. Now, it was getting hard to ignore. It was unmistakable. If you do a search, they talk about libido in bodybuilding forums. But it is not that widespread or well-known. And many people experiment with very high doses of L-Glutamine, like 10-30g! Some say you have to do 10g per day to cure leaky gut or deal with conditions like Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's. Well, I'm not ready for something that high since I don't have those.
L-Glutamine is known to have side effects and long-term use in high doses may be associated with Alzheimer's and other neurological conditions. Dr. Mercola is on the fence, I think. I've upped L-Glutamine to 2.5g and am watching how I react. Can't tell whether it's L-Glutamine or IGG, as I started taking them at the same time. But it's probably L-Glutamine based on Web search.
I wouldn't be talking about this it was minor; I'm talking about a significant upside here, with morning wood and afternoon libido at work. And my Total T and Free T are both on the low side (Free T just above the reference range). Anyone with experience with L-Glutamine or IgG or Immunoglobulin G? Why would either supplement be upping one's libido?
Update: There may be a couple of other things happening. I have hypothyroid symptoms and have had problems sweating and am always cold. In the last few weeks, I've been sweating. Most noticeable is the bottom of my feet. I never sweat there and stopped sweating there many years ago. Now I'm sweating there and I have to wash my feet everyday! Also, I usually don't get my air conditioner out since I'm not that hot in the Summer, at least not until like early July. I had to get the AC out today because it was unbearable! I mean, I sweated profusely like I was loading hot, burning coals into a furnace. And my skin has become moist, less dry, probably because I'm starting to sweat now!
This IGG and L-Glutamine may have been the last mile. I've been strictly Paleo, autoimmune Paleo, no gluten, no dairy, no nightshades, no nuts, no soy, not even egg whites for a long time. But I still had very overt hypothyroid symptoms. What I first noticed was the improved libido but there seems to be a bigger force at work. Wow, Dr. Osborne seems to know what he's talking about. I took his advice on IGG/L-Glutamine and didn't even buy his supplements. Bought cheaper imitations but still achieved results. I highly recommend anyone hypothyroid or with autoimmune issues to try IgG Immunoglubulin G and L-Glutamine. You decide on the proper dose. I just want to share this for what it's worth.
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on June 02, 2013
at 06:35 PM
What studies have you found linking l-glutamine supplementation to Alzheimer's?
First thing I found on a quick search was this http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3297635/ Which states the exact opposite, that l glutamine may be neuroprotective and therefor a helpful treatment for Alzheimer's.
on January 18, 2015
at 08:43 PM
I tried L-glutamine to improve my leaky gut (I have issues with histamine) and even a slight dose (1,5 g) of L-Glutamine makes me experience symptoms of hyperthyroidism while I usually take 50 µg L-Thyroxine due to hypothroidism....