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Glutamine
By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.
 
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Description: Glutamine is the most abundant and metabolically active amino acid in the body. It also serves as an energy source, because it can be converted to glucose, especially for the cells of the intestinal tract.

Indications:

  • Alcohol withdrawal
  • Athletic performance
  • Gastritis
  • HIV
  • Surgical recovery
  • Ulcers

Precautions: People with liver or kidney disease should not supplement amino acids unless under the direction of a health-care professional.

Dosage: Take 1,500 to 3,000 mg daily.

 
 
 
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