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Glutamine

Glutamine

Glutamine: Glutamine is one of a number of nonessential amino acids, which make up the foundation and structure of protein in the body and have many important functions. The body naturally makes glutamine. It is also available naturally in meats, beans, dairy products and in supplements.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Glutamine

Adequate amounts of Glutamine are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Glutamine

Adequate amounts of Glutamine are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

  • Glutamine deficiency

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Glutamine

Excessive intake of Glutamine may involve the following risks:

  • Liver toxicity
  • May be unsafe for people with seizures or bipolar disorder
  • Not for use by people with kidney disease
  • Taking one type of amino acid for extended periods may affect the balance and function of others
  • Possible interactions with other supplements and medications
  • Consult with your healthcare provider before using any supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative therapies

Descriptions of Glutamine

Glutamine: An amino acid used in nutrition therapy. It is also being studied for the treatment of diarrhea caused by radiation therapy to the pelvis.
Source: National Institute of Health

Glutamine: A non-essential amino acid present abundantly throughout the body and is involved in many metabolic processes. It is synthesized from GLUTAMIC ACID and AMMONIA. It is the principal carrier of NITROGEN in the body and is an important energy source for many cells.
Source: Diseases Database

Glutamine : non-essential amino acid present abundantly throughout the body and involved in many metabolic processes; synthesized from glutamic acid and ammonia; the principal carrier of nitrogen in the body and an important energy source for many cells.
Source: CRISP

Glutamine: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Glutamine) include:

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