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What are beneficial actions of glutamine?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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