Jul 13, 2011 - 3:46 pm
I wanted to find out if anyone knows anything about L-Glutamine powder. The dietician at the radiologist's office gave me this to take starting right away, before treatment begins. They explained that L-glutamine is an amino acid that fuels the cells of the digestive tract, as well as the immune system. Our body naturally produces about 1-6 grams per day. It's estimated that during radiation to the GI tract about 30 grams of glutamine per day are needed to maintain GI health. One study showed that taking before and during treatment delays the onset of diarrehea an average of 5-8 days. It also aids in the healing of wounds - mouth sores, burns, etc. Does anyone have any experience with this?