How to Promote Digestive Health with L-glutamine
- Karen Morris
By Karen Morris
Did you know that in our modern diet, gut health issues are one of the leading causes of concern for increased intestinal permeability?
What does this mean?
If your digestive system is not operating at its best, you may experience impaired absorption of nutrients and vitamin deficiencies, meaning anything you eat does not get digested properly and may “leak” toxins out into your bloodstream.
These toxins may trigger an inflammatory response that may manifest as various diseases, along with symptoms of fatigue, headaches and mood changes. Even more alarmingly, many integrative doctors believe that these toxins leaking are a primary cause of autoimmune diseases.
If you suffer from asthma, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, skin conditions, celiac disease and/or more, many of these conditions cause chronic inflammation in the intestines, which leads to erosion of the intestinal barrier over time.
Thankfully, a common Amino Acid such as L-Glutamine can benefit your digestive health.
Supplementing with L-Glutamine can improve your gut barrier function and plays a beneficial role in gastrointestinal disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Glutamine nourishes the intestinal walls while supporting brain, muscle and heart health.
Normally found in protein-rich foods, Glutamine is among the most abundant amino acids in the bloodstream. It is the main source of fuel for the cells in the small intestine.
However if your body is under high stress due to illness, disease and poor nutrition, your body does not produce enough Glutamine naturally to combat symptoms that may turn into a chronic disease.
That’s why we recommend supplementing with L-Glutamine to support your digestive health, your heart health and brain health. It aids in muscle recovery and Glutamine is one of three amino acids that serve as “building blocks” for the body’s main antioxidant, Glutathione.
You can get L-Glutamine as a stand-alone Amino Acid powder to add to your protein shakes. Just add 1 teaspoon in with your smoothie or other foods, and do drink plenty of water throughout the day.
Or you can mix it in with our delicious and natural chocolate or vanilla Plant Protein Powder so you can enjoy the benefits of plant proteins and amino acids together in your smoothies.
Alternatively, we also have a healing Gut Mend Powder, that is specifically designed for anyone who is experiencing stomach discomforts such as bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, inflammation, burping and reflux.
Stress can reduce pH levels and the production of digestive enzymes. So we recommend this powder for digestive health, either ongoing or twice a year for maintenance.
It’s packed full of L-glutamine, manuka honey, Mastic gum, slippery elm, quercetin and ginger powders, to help restore and balance your digestive health.
Karen also recommends taking a high-strength probiotic, such as Saccharomyces Boulardii when undertaking the gut mend protocol, as it helps to balance and restore gut flora.
If you have any symptoms that have been persistent, please don’t ignore them!
Give us a call at (02) 9555 5117 to talk any issues through or book an appointment so we can help guide you in your health plan.