Glutamine, a nonessential amino acid that appears to be conditionally essential during periods of physiologic stress, plays an important role in immune function. Glutamine is required by the cells of the immune system both as a primary fuel and as a carbon and nitrogen donor for nucleotide precursor synthesis. In vivo studies have demonstrated that glutamine is critical for optimal immune cell functioning for monocytes, lymphocytes and neutrophils. In addition to its role in healthy immunity, Glutamine supports the body's ability to mount a healthy stress response.
Glutamine is also an oxidizing energy source for the cells of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Because Glutamine is the main fuel that the intestinal cells need for maintenance and repair, it supports healthy intestinal tissue and enhances the barrier function of the gut against foreign agents.
The main use of dietary and supplementary Glutamine is for the replenishment of the body's supply that has been depleted during exercise or everyday activities. Health Functions:
Brain/Cognitive and Digestive Support. Ingredients:
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 120
Amount Per Serving:
L-Glutamine (Free-Form) 1.0 g (1,000 mg)
Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate and Silica.
Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, or preservatives. Servings:
As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 1-3 times daily, preferably between meals. Amounts as high as 5,000 to 15,000 mg per day (in divided doses) may be recommended by a health care practitioner. Caution:
Those with impaired liver or kidney function should use glutamine supplements only under the supervision of a physician. If you are taking anti-seizure medications, including carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, and valproic acid, use glutamine only under medical supervision. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children. Disclaimer:
The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated statements contained herein. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.