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Glutamine

Also indexed as:L-Glutamine, L-Glutamina
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How to Use It

Healthy people do not need to supplement with glutamine. A physician should be consulted for the supplemental use of glutamine for the support of serious health conditions.

Where to Find It

Glutamine is found in many foods high in protein, such as fish, meat, beans, and dairy products.

Possible Deficiencies

Few healthy people are glutamine deficient, in part because the body makes its own. During fasting, starvation, cirrhosis, critical illnesses in general, and weight loss associated with AIDS and cancer, however, deficiencies often develop.

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