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What Is The Difference Between Glutamate Glutathione Glutamine
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
Is there a blood test for glutamine synthetase or glutamate dehydrogenase? Would the tests help diagnose glutamate &/or nitrogen metabolism disorder?
Glutamate metabolism: See ment retard dev disabil res rev. 2001;7 (4):287-95. This may help answer most of your questions. Too much for a 400 letter limit. ...Read more
Neither is needed: It is highly unlikely that you need glutathione treatment with either pills or injections. Nothing in your profiles indicates the need for it. It will certainly not make your penis bigger. There are only a few acute poisonings where it may be of use. ...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 different 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 and 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
10 grams 3 times/day:
Usual adult dose for dietary supplement:
average dose: 10 g orally up to 3 times per day (total 30mg max)
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as always, any time you are considering a new diet or supplementation, consult with your doctor to personalize dosing to your needs. ...Read more
See a dietician:
Beans, milk, yogurt, ricotta cheese and cottage cheese raw spinach, cabbage and parsley provide glutamine.
If there is a specific reason to gain muscle mass then it would be wise to see a registered dietician to make sure you have a balanced diet. You may want to discuss with your physician also. ...Read more
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
Why would you: No benefit.Get a more detailed answer ›
My A1c is 5.2, I'm doing bodybuilding. Is glutamine supplement will elevate my blood sugar levels.
Nominally No-But Why: Would you want to? Glutamine is one of the 20 amino acids from which all proteins are constructed. By taking you are ↑ing intake of 1 (in an expensive way) of the 20 AA's (assuming label honest; no requirement to be per the 1994 DSHEA Act). Life is about complex balances; marketing about selling cheap stuff from nature to naive customers; buyer beware as always. Study my answers & DietDoctor. Com ...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
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: 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