The amino acid glutamine plays a key role in the metabolism, structure, and function of the entire gastro-intestinal tract and its extensive immune system. Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid, found in the blood, and is a vehicle for nitrogen transport. In muscle, lung, and other tissues, glutamine is formed from glutamic acid and ammonia through amino acid breakdown. The GI tract, liver, and immune system use glutamine for the synthesis of nucleotides, proteins, and amino sugars. Glutamine also carries potentially toxic ammonia to the kidneys for excretion, which helps maintain normal acid-base balance.
Many clinical studies support the fact that dietary and endogenous glutamine is crucial in maintaining normal function of the entire gastrointestinal tract, including the liver and pancreas. Glutamine helps maintain normal intestinal permeability, mucosal cell regeneration and structure, especially during periods of physiological stress.
Dosage: As a dietary supplement, adults mix 1 teaspoon (approx. 4 grams) in water or juice, twice daily or as recommended by a physician.
Contraindications: Do not consume this product if you are pregnant or nursing.