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Glutamine, L-Glutamine


Glutamine, L-Glutamine

Metabolism
conditionally essential (needed during periods of excessive stress)

Functions
preferred source of energy for enterocytes in the GI tract
depleted by athletic over-training resulting in increased URI's
involved in acid-base balance
critical for the repair of tissues
essential for the synthesis of vitamin B-3
essential in the metabolism of uric acid and arginine

Requirements
conditionally essential

Sources
yogurt

Deficiency
becomes deficient under excessive stress such as in injury, septicemia
acute burns, inflammatory bowel disease, etc.

Therapeutics
inflammatory bowel disease, peptic ulcers, alcoholism
total parenteral nutrition, Alzheimer's, cancer

Toxicity
very little toxicity

 

 

 

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