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Glutamine

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What other names is Glutamine known by?

Acide Glutamique, Acide Glutamique HCl, Acide L-(+)-2-Aminoglutaramique, Acide L-Glutamique, Acide L-Glutamique HCl, Alanyl-L-Glutamine Dipeptide, Éthyle Ester de Glutamine, Éthyle Ester de Glutamine HCl, GLN, Glutamate, Glutamic Acid, Glutamic Acid HCl, Glutamina, Glutaminate, Glutamine Ethyl Ester, Glutamine Ethyl Ester HCl, Glutamine Methyl Ester, Glutamine Peptides, Levoglutamide, Levoglutamine, L-(+)-2-Aminoglutaramic Acid, L-Glutamic Acid, L-Glutamic Acid HCl, L-Glutamic Acid Hydrochloride, L-Glutamic Acid 5-Amide, L-Glutamine, N-Acetyl-L-Glutamine, Peptides de Glutamine, Q, (S)-2,5-Diamino-5-oxopentanoic Acid.

What is Glutamine?

Glutamine is an amino acid (a building block for proteins), found naturally in the body.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Improving recovery after surgery.
  • Soreness and swelling inside the mouth, caused by chemotherapy treatments for cancer.
  • Improving well-being in people with traumatic injuries.
  • Treating weight loss and intestinal problems in people with HIV disease (AIDS).

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • A urinary problem called cystinuria.
  • An intestinal condition called Crohn's disease.
  • Improving exercise performance.
  • Rehydrating infants with severe diarrhea.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Nutrition problems after major gut surgery (short bowel syndrome), depression, moodiness, irritability, anxiety, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), insomnia, stomach ulcers, ulcerative colitis, sickle cell anemia, muscle and joint pains caused by the drug paclitaxel (Taxol, used to treat cancer), treating alcoholism, reducing damage to the immune system during cancer treatment, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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