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Is glutamine a basic amino acid?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Glutamine amino acid: Glutamine is an Amino Acid (basic building block of proteins). People take it for various reasons as a dietary supplement. It purportedly helps maintain muscle mass in athletes or patients following surgery or major illness. Patients on chemo may take it to prevent or lessen side-effects. Caution should be taken for those with kidney or liver failure, mental illness or epilepsy or allergy to msg.

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A 67-year-old male asked:

Are amino acids destroyed by acid?

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Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: Amino acids are the building blocks of protein that help form muscles and other body tissue. Essential Amino Acids are those that must be consumed every day to support optimal health. Cooking foods destroys some essential Amino Acids they contain, but the negative effects vary depending on which cooking method is used.Even straight sulfuric acid will not destroy most amino acids.

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Last updated Jun 24, 2014

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