Glutamine is a naturally occurring amino acid. Glutamine is a the key molecule that helps regulate the growth of gastrointestinal (stomach and intestinal) cells, energy production as well as preventing red blood cells from oxidative stress. Glutamine appears as L-glutamine in supplements which is commonly taken to enhance muscle strength and recovery after exercise. In hospitals, Glutamine is also supplied in nutrition in the form of L-alanyl-L-glutamine (Dipeptiven). Glutamine may be prescribed to patients who have short bowel syndrome, sickle cell disease, or who have inflammation or trauma.
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