Did you know that gluten attacks the brain and damages the nervous system? Consuming foods with the gluten protein triggers an autoimmune reaction. The body attacks the gluten with antibodies in the same way that antibodies attack viruses. This damages the intestines which inhibits absorption of important nutrients.
What is L-Glutamine
- L-Glutamine is 1 of 20 amino acids needed by your body in large amounts
- It is the primary fuel used by the cells in your gut lining
- Promotes digestive and brain health, muscle growth
- Improves Nutrient Absorption
- Fights cancer and high blood sugar
Why You Must Take L-Glutamine If You Eat Gluten
Gluten causes gut inflammation and leads to leaky gut syndrome. Leaky gut syndrome is the result of damage to the intestinal lining, which makes it more difficult to guard the internal environment and to filter important nutrients. Thus, undigested food, toxins and other wastes leak out through the holes of the intestine and enter the bloodstream becoming enemies to your immune system. In turn, your immune system gets overburdened by a constant fight against these foreign substances. It eventually leads to chronic stress of the body.
Healing the gut lining restores your body’s ability to build a strong immune system and to produce those feel-good neurotransmitters in the right amounts. Because glutamine is the major fuel source for cells of the small intestine, it has been found to heal leaky gut in clinical studies. A study published in the medical journal Lancet examined 20 hospital patients and found that supplementing with L-glutamine decreased intestinal permeability. And an animal study published in the British Journal of Surgery found that L-glutamine benefits ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease. One study puts it this way: “Glutamine has protective effects on intestinal mucosa by decreasing bacteremia and epithelial cell apoptosis, enhancing gut barrier function, and influencing gut immune response” It is also an effective treatment for stomach ulcers, diarrhea, IBS and crohn’s disease. It cleanses the liver of waste products of fat metabolism, and can help to cleanse it of the effects of drug use such as chemotherapy, as well as helping to prevent fatty build up in the liver.
If you have Leaky Gut, you need to use L-glutamine at doses ranging from 5g to 40g spread out through the day with food. Do not mix with hot drinks because heat destroys glutamine