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Is glutamine a useful supplement for athletes?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: No

Taking glutamine orally does not seem to enhance athletic performance.

In brief: No

Taking glutamine orally does not seem to enhance athletic performance.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
This is just one more sub scientific promotion to athletes. It is a scam.
Dr. Barry Klein
Podiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Studies say no

The clinical trials reveal little to no benefit.

In brief: Studies say no

The clinical trials reveal little to no benefit.
Dr. Barry Klein
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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: You flunked the quiz

Glutamine isn't an essential AA.
You make all the glutamine you need from glutamate, which is made from alanine or aspartic acid. If you consume exogenous glutamine, you just synthesize less. Excess glutamine, like all excess AAs, is burned as fuel & excreted as waste. So you'll have the wonderful experience of standing there with your fly open literally watching your money go down the toilet.

In brief: You flunked the quiz

Glutamine isn't an essential AA.
You make all the glutamine you need from glutamate, which is made from alanine or aspartic acid. If you consume exogenous glutamine, you just synthesize less. Excess glutamine, like all excess AAs, is burned as fuel & excreted as waste. So you'll have the wonderful experience of standing there with your fly open literally watching your money go down the toilet.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher
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