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Does Glutamine Cause Fatigue
I have had hypoglycemia 50-70 for years, I started a glutamine supplement and have had NO hypoglycemia. What could cause this?
Glutamine is an excellent supplement for stabilizing blood sugar. See http://www.everywomanover29.com/blog/glutamine-for-low-blood-sugar-and-calming-effects/ and http://suppversity.blogspot.com/2013/09/glutamine-better-glucose-source-than.html
However, a minority opinion is that too much glutamine can be hazardous; this is unproven but use the least amount that works: http://tinyurl.com/43jdub ...Read more
Can any supplements such as creatine or glutamine(etc) cause or increase the effects of a hypoglycemic episode?
Had blood tests done, fasting glucose showed 90 and last month it was only 79. I started taking l-glutamine, is it the cause? No symptoms. Worried. Is 90ok?
Normal: This is normal biologic variation. Glutamine/L-glutamine has been promoted as helpful in muscle building, but there is little evidence of this in healthy individuals. It does seem to be helpful in disease states such as cancer treatment, wound healing and AIDs. Both of the fasting glucose results you report are normal; the third one could be 90... or 80, etc. Normal is <100 mg/dl. ...Read more
Glutamine is an : Amino acid. It is essential for certain metabolic functions. As a supplement it has many uses. In some people side effects such as you describe can occur. Typically, they resolve with discontinuation of the supplement. Please consult your physician. ...Read more
No: Amino Acids can not cause Hepatitis A. Hepatitis an is a viral infection spread from person to person by poor hygiene habits. ...Read more
Can autoantibodies against glutamine synthetase and/or glutamate dehydrogenase cause glutamate metabolism disorders?
Still searching: Glutamine synthase is part of the glutamine synthetase family. Ammonia incorporation in animals occurs through the actions of glutamate dehydrogenase and glutamine synthase. Glutamate plays the central role in mammalian nitrogen flow, serving as both a nitrogen donor and nitrogen acceptor. I am unble to find references in my search so far as to autoantibodies to these but see comment. ...Read more
My mum 92 is currently on glutamine for dementia and protos for osteoporosis. Can it worsen her dementia as protos can cause memory loss?
Maybe (not) . . .: I suspect that your mum isn't being cared for in the states by your pronoun choice and medications being used. Please understand that most if not all physicians on this website practice in america which makes it difficult to keep track of & up-to-date on drugs used outside of states. In researching your question, it appears that some people are worried that glutamine & strontium might worsen ad. ...Read more
I read that antidepressants cause weight gain due to insulin resistance. If I take zoloft, (sertraline) I can counter weight gain taking L-glutamine and L-leucine?
Yes: And get with your physician and find out whether this GFR is even reliable. Today's fad for estimating GFR based on a spot creatinine without regard to whether the individual may simply be well-muscled (and healthy) causes a great deal of unnecessary concern. "Focus on the person, not the lab value.". ...Read more
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. ...Read more
See below: Glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid in the body. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Glutamine is produced in the muscles and is distributed by the blood to the organs that need it. Glutamine might help gut function, the immune system, and other essential processes in the body, especially in times of stress. It is also important for providing "fuel" (nitrogen and carbon) to many cells in the body. Glutamine is needed to make other chemicals in the body such as other amino acids and glucose (sugar). ...Read more
Not really: I have treated patients, over the past 25 years, with medications which have proven to be safe and effective. If a person has a condition and is suffering, I try to prescribe the most effective and safe treatment for their condition and target symptoms. The treatments as described in the question, have not been proven to be safe or effective. I won't use these treatment when I have better ones. ...Read more
No adverse reactions have been reported. ...Read more
Is it safe to take 5 grams of L-Glutamine daily? I've been taking it for a week now and no side effects to report.
Why are you taking it? Did a doctor prescribe it? It is not doing you any good. For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Glutamine benefits: Glutamine is an Amino Acid available as a dietary supplement. When taken at high doses (10 grams 3-4 times a day before start, throughout and after chemotherapy), some small non-randomized studies show that it may help prevent or reduce severity of chemotherapy side-effects like mouth sores (swish & swallow), neuropathy, muscle & joint aches & diarrhea. Caution in those with kidney/liver failure. ...Read more
Fermented glutamine: L-glutamine can be commercially derived from fermentation of beets with probiotic cultures. Glutamine is an Amino Acid found in many protein rich foods (milk, cheese, meat, eggs). The internet claims it helps with recovery, alleviates physical/mental stress, joint pain, mental fitness, ; body's rate of tissue repair. Take these claims with a grain of salt, as with all non-fda regulated products. ...Read more
Glutamine in HIV: Some studies support the use of glutamine to prevent loss of or maintain body mass in patients with hiv/aids, as well as promote healing and recovery following surgery or critical illness. Other studies have not shown any benefit. It should not be taken in patients with mental disorders, epilepsy, liver or kidney failure or an allergy to monosodium glutamate (msg). Always verify with your dr. ...Read more
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