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06-28-2012, 12:37 AM   #1
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L-Glutamine for Lymphocytic Colitis

A few people have mentioned that l-glutamine may help with leaky gut. As such, it is my newest experiment I am now taking it once a day and will continue to do so for a week. Thereafter I'll take it twice a day. I'll report back on occasion with updates.

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Costochondritis - 4/10
LRQ pain - 3/10
Eye inflammation 3/10
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06-29-2012, 12:42 PM   #2
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Hey David,

How much are you taking per day? My naturopath put me on 15g/day (3 scoops) for my leaky gut. In the last month I haven't taken it at all (due to the surgery), but I was on it for a month straight prior to surgery and again for the last 3 days.

I haven't noticed any significant difference, but I've heard from quite a few different sources about the benefits of L-glut for a leaky gut, so I'm going to keep at it. Keep us posted!

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06-29-2012, 12:44 PM   #3
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Hi Adam.

The capsules I take are 500mg each. I'll soon start taking two so then it would be one gram per day. A little less than you
06-29-2012, 12:51 PM   #4
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I take 2000 mg / day. I seem to have no issues with it.

Read this: jn.nutrition.org/content/early/2010/04/21/jn.110.121525.full.pdf

At some hospitals where someone was in accident that involved blood loss or muscle trauma they give about 0.5g/KG to patients, it apparently speeds up recovery and it protects the patient against exposure to bacterial infections.
06-29-2012, 12:53 PM   #5
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Nice find Kiny, thank you.

I'd love to see them do a trial like that in humans to see if it does indeed reduce stricture formation.
06-29-2012, 01:01 PM   #6
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Yup, some tests in humans http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22038507.

Now, as I'm so MAP focused, I was worried about the whey, but the process whey goes through is pretty rigorous, it's also exposed to pretty high temperatures, so after talking to some biologists they said the exposure to whey would be extremely small. I'm not sure it even matters if it was whey or regular protein in that study, I think the point was more that whey and glutamine are primary building blocks of tissue, and having enough of them is important to reduce permeability would be my guess.
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