L-Glutamine Amino Acid Powder
L-Glutamine is one of the most important nutrients for your intestines. L-Glutamine is the primary energy source for your immune system. It has the ability to “repair Leaky Gut Syndrome” by maintaining the integrity of the bowels.
If you’re suffering from Diarrhea, mix 1 teaspoon of L-Glutamine powder in a little water, and drink it on an empty stomach, and that should stop your diarrhea pretty quickly.
But the reason to take L-Glutamine on a daily and continued basis is for: COLONIC REPAIR.
Although L-Glutamine is an amino acid that is frequently used as a sports and fitness supplement, it has been found to help modulate the immune system and protect the mucosal protective layer in the intestine. Studies have demonstrated that glutamine can help improve blood flow in inflamed segments of the colon in patients who have ulcerative colitis, although its benefits did not extend to the most seriously affected portion of the colon (Kruschewski M et al 1998). Glutamine is also able to reduce leakiness of the intestine, which may help to reduce symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease.
There have been numerous studies done on Glutamine supplementation and its beneficial effects. Please see Scientific/Medical Studies page.
L-Glutamine is an amino acid that is the main source of energy for the mucosal cells that line the intestines, and helps them heal.
How do I take L-Glutamine?
I take it daily, mixed in my breakfast shake.
Here’s the recipe for “Morning Glory Shake”:
- 8 oz. of Almond Milk
- 1 scoop of Pro-Optimal Whey Protein powder, chocolate flavored
- 1 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds
- 1 teaspoon of Maca Root Powder
- 3 scoops of L-Glutamine powder (approx. 15 grams)
- 1 scoop of D-Ribose (approx. 5 grams)
Mix all the ingredients in a blender – on very low speed, as the amino acids in the Pro-Optimal Whey Protein are delicate and can easily be destroyed with heat (through high speed blenders which create heat), and enjoy. This “Morning Glory” shake is just delicious and so packed with all the nutrition you need, not just to start your day off right, but to help heal your immune system and colon.
Where do I get my L-Glutamine from?
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body and plays vital roles in muscle repair and recovery, as well as colonic repair. Optimum Nutrition’s Glutamine Powder is made from pure L-Glutamine and is flavorless, making it easy to mix!
“Awesome product! It’s pretty simple – only ingredient is glutamine. I take 1 scoop (5g each night before bed). When I first started taking it, I had much deeper sleep = more dreams = more REM = better recovery/energy levels. I got a bunch of my clients taking it, too. They experienced the same thing. It’s pretty affordable – certainly worth the investment.” - Daniel
Glutathione, Cysteine, & Vitamin C
|Glutathione, Cysteine & C 100 vegetarian capsules Item Catalog Number: 01541|
|L-cysteine is a conditionally essential amino acid, one of only three sulfur-containing amino acids, the others being taurine (which can be produced from L-cysteine) and L-methionine (from which L-cysteine can be produced in the body by a multi-step process). Cysteine plays a role in the sulfation cycle, acting as a sulfur donor in phase II detoxification and as a methyl donor in the conversion of homocysteine to methionine.1,2 Cysteine also helps synthesize glutathione, the body’s most important intracellular antioxidant and a vital detoxifier.3-7Glutathione (gamma-L-glutamyl-L-cysteinyl-glycine) is a peptide (short-protein) molecule synthesized in the body from the three amino acids L-glutamic acid, L-cysteine and glycine. Glutathione is one of the body’s most important and powerful antioxidants,8 helping to detoxify xenobiotics.9-12 A major function of vitamin C is to keep glutathione in its reduced form so that it can continue to provide free radical-quenching effects.12-15Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a white, crystalline, water-soluble substance found in citrus fruits. As an antioxidant, vitamin C scavenges free radicals in the body and protects tissues from oxidative stress.16-23 Vitamin C also promotes the absorption of iron, while preventing its oxidation.24,25 Vitamin C is a vital cofactor to the formation of collagen, the connective tissue that supports arterial walls, skin, bones, and teeth.20-22Because humans do not manufacture vitamin C internally, it must be obtained through dietary sources or supplements. Few people realize, however, that vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient that is quickly oxidized and excreted by the body,26 which limits its efficacy. Until now, those seeking to capture vitamin C’s optimal health benefits have had no choice but to consume it several times throughout the day.|
Note: I take this Glutathione product because as a result of testing my Glutathione levels which were low, and as we have covered in the Updates, low levels of Glutathione are associated with several Auto-Immune Diseases, including Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s, and IBD.
Here’s the Glutathione test I had done:
Click here to see about the Glutathione Blood Testing
Glutathione is classified as a ‘tripeptide’, which means it is composed of three amino acids. The body produces glutathione from the amino acids Cysteine, Glutamic Acid and Glycine. Glutathione is an interesting and important antioxidant because it is found within the cell where it has the power to keep the cell running smoothly by neutralizing free radicals.
It is also known to enhance healthy growth and activity of immune cells plus it enables the body to rid itself of unwanted toxins and heavy metals.
Low levels of glutathione have been implicated in many autoimmune disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.