L-glutamine is considered a conditionally essential amino acid because your body uses so much during times of intense physical stress- especially if you are working out. It is vital for maintaining the health and growth of enterocytes in your gut since it is the preferred fuel of these cells. So if you want to win the battle against leaky gut syndrome or gut issues, L-glutamine should be a go-to resource in your toolbox.
There are many studies that support L-glutamine’s ability to improve gut permeability through supplementation. One study in particular looked at a group of 107 children and how they responded to L-glutamine. Half of the children took L-glutamine and other other half took a placebo. In just 120 days the children who received the L-glutamine supplement had improved intestinal barrier function.
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Research has even shown that L-glutamine can reduce inflammatory bowel disease symptoms including in people with ulcerative colitis. After four weeks patients receiving an L-glutamine supplement saw a reduction in symptoms as well as an increase in Bifidobacterium. Surprisingly enough, once patients stopped taking L-glutamine their symptoms returned. That just goes to the show the powerful connection between L-glutamine and your gut.
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