Glutamine: Amino Acids Increase Endurance, Soothe Irritable Bowel
Glutamine is one of the amino acids that is used to increase endurance and for rebuilding the lining of the gut. Thus is considered critical support for those who suffer from irritable bowel disease. As we shall see, in addition to improving intestinal health, it also offers numerous other health benefits.
The Many Health Benefits of Glutamine. The health benefits of glutamine include immune system regulation, nitrogen shuttling, oxidative stress, muscle preservation, intestinal health, injuries, and much more. Supplemental L-glutamine can be helpful in the treatment of arthritis, autoimmune disease, fibrosis, intestinal disorders such as ulcerative colitis, peptic ulcers, and connective tissue diseases. Strenuous exercise, viral and bacterial infections, and stress and trauma in general cause glutamine depletion that starves the immune cells. Many people with cancer have abnormally low levels of glutamine. Glutamine protects the liver during toxic chemotherapy, during acetaminophen toxicity, and following a severe inflammatory injury to the liver. Glutamine is used to protect the lining of the small and large intestines from damage caused by chemotherapy or radiation. Glutamine can aid in healing stomach ulcers and prevent inflammation of the stomach that is caused by chronic use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Individuals with advanced stages of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) often experience severe weight loss (particularly loss of muscle mass). Glutamine combined with antioxidants or other nutrients may help people with HIV to gain weight.