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    Does anyone here take or believe the research behind glutamine first thing in the morning for gut health? How much do you take? I recently started taking 20g 10-20 minutes before my meal 1.

  • #2
    Yes, its useful for those with damaged GI lining. It can help with intestinal mucosa and inflammation primarily.

    Not something id have everyone use but it will help in the right context.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Datas4 View Post
      Yes, its useful for those with damaged GI lining. It can help with intestinal mucosa and inflammation primarily.

      Not something id have everyone use but it will help in the right context.
      So not so much something just your average person looking to stay on top of things should take?

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      • #4
        I'm taking 15g on an empty stomach first thing AM while I am treating my SIBO. Cheap addition, but not sure how beneficial for someone whose digestion is normal.

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        • #5
          Ya I dont really include it for those with normal digestion already.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by NEMUSCLE90 View Post
            I'm taking 15g on an empty stomach first thing AM while I am treating my SIBO. Cheap addition, but not sure how beneficial for someone whose digestion is normal.
            Is it helping?

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            • #7
              Glutamine is used to soothe your mucosal wall.

              That lining being perforated over time is what leads to leaky gut.

              I work with a lot of people on their gut health and usually start at 40g of glutamine with the goal being to taper down to the maintenance of 5-10g. Some books I have read on it suggest taking smaller doses all throughout the day. I say pick something you can do consistently.

              Someone else wrote for the price it is worth it. I agree. It also helps with your immune cell activity and your stomach houses over 80% of your body's immune cells.

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              • #8
                Most competitors will not see a huge benefit from L-glutamine but I do use it in a couple different situations. First being is individuals with compromised digestive tracts. As an individual with Chron's disease I have greatly benefited from use around 40 - 50g per day. In addition I like to add to individuals on zero/low carb diets. I do not advocate medical keto diets (70% Fat) and getting into ketosis is usually not what i'm looking for but glutamine will help with sugar cravings and brain fog. Yes you do get a small insulin spike from taking glutamine alone but when using 5 to 10g with a meal of protein and fats that spike is very minimal and won't impact fat burning.
                Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, you can achieve!!!

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                • #9
                  I’ve gone as high at 100g per day in 10 separate 10g doses. Something I read from Charles Poliquin years ago and used it during a period of extraordinary GI distress.

                  This did work very well to soothe my gut in conjunction with eliminating problematic foods and a few other supplements.

                  If done again, I would likely top out at around 40g per day, still with split doses as I feel this was the best bang for my buck. 5-10 grams seems to be a nice maintenance point. Another note, I’ve found that I’m able to handle a bit more calories in my Intra workout drink with 10g of glutamine in the mix.

                  At the end of the day, it’s not a necessity by any means but can be a great addition when needed.




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