There are many ways to manage gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, which leads to heartburn and acid reflux. These include lifestyle changes such as losing weight, wearing looser clothing and eating smaller meals, as well as medications or surgery. Some supplements, such as L-glutamine, also may be helpful, but make sure that you consult your doctor before trying any new supplement.
Glutamine is an amino acid, meaning it’s a building block of protein. In fact, it is the most abundant amino acid in your body. However, extreme stress such as heavy exercise or an injury can deplete your glutamine levels. This amino acid is important for removing excess ammonia from your body. You also need it for digestion, normal brain function and immune system function. The common form in dietary supplements is L-glutamine. It’s available in tablet, liquid and capsule form. Click to learn more:
Glutamine Treats Acid Reflux
Recently Glutamine has made headlines as a possible cure for gastroesophageal reflux disease. You see, as of yet there has been no cure for acid reflux only drugs to help ease the symptoms. Before we take a look at how glutamine may help AR, let’s talk a little more about glutamine itself and how it is being used today.
Glutamine is the most abundant, naturally occurring amino acid in the body and is a building block for protein. When the body is under stress (i.e. illness, injury, etc.) our natural supply is quickly utilized and our body’s ability to heal itself becomes compromised. Click to read more: