If you suffer from bloating, gas, indigestion, constipation or other digestive issues, research shows L-Glutamine could help relieve your discomfort.
L-Glutamine is a natural amino amino acid which is found in high concentrations in the brain, liver, lung, and stomach tissues as well as in the skeletal muscles. It is most often used to provide support for the gastrointestinal and immune systems.
The gastrointestinal system is by the far the greatest user of L-Glutamine in the body. Research has shown that L-Glutamine helps to maintain normal function of the entire G.I. tract including the colon, liver, and pancreas.
L-Glutamine helps maintain normal permeability of the intestines through prevention and reversal of atrophy of the mucosa membranes in the intestines. The mucosa membranes are responsible for the production of mucus within the intestines. When the mucosa membranes atrophy they have an inability to maintain proper levels of mucus within the intestines, increasing the permeability of the intestines.
Increased permeability can mean that bacteria, toxins, and fungi have the ability to cross the mucosal barrier into the bloodstream. Increased toxins within the bloodstream can lead to sepsis – a severe bacterial infection.
Certain conditions which are attributed to increased intestinal permeability, and may benefit from L-Glutamine supplementation include:
- Crohn’s Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Gastric Ulcers
- Food Allergies
In addition, L-Glutamine has the ability to promote healing within the gastrointestinal system, especially after trauma or disease. The G.I. tract is lined with a large number of immune cells along its length. In order to work properly, these immune cells need proper nourishment in the form of nitrogen. L-Glutamine provides this nourishment to the immune cells.
When the body is fighting some sort of trauma (surgery, infection, or injuries) L-Glutamine can become quickly diminished. When this happens the immune cells are not getting the proper nourishment they need to promote fast healing. Studies have shown that supplementation of L-Glutamine in these conditions allows proper nourishment of the immune cells and promote quicker healing.
Did You Know? L-Glutamine is a primary ingredient in Puristat’s Colon & Liver Cleanse Programs.