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Old 01-02-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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L-Glutamine

I posted this in the "supplements" section, but haven't gotten any feedback. Looking to place an order soon

I've read/seen a large number of posts here on LCF that reference L-Glut and it's carb craving curbing benefits (hello alliteration!). I bought a bottle, but honestly haven't noticed much difference, if any.

What's your go-to brand?

How/when do you take it?
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:08 PM   #2
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I use mine in shakes, but sometimes when it's not shake time, I mix about a teaspoon in with less than a 1/4 cup HWC and a couple drops cinnamon stevia and then drink it through a straw. lol My brand is Jarrow Formulas.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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I take 1000 milligrams but I also take chromium with it.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:39 PM   #4
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I follow the regimen in the Diet Cure. I take 500mg 4 times a day in pill form. Not sure what the brand is. I also take Chromium and 5-HTP, and I don't have any cravings at all. Not sure which one is working or if it's a combination, but I'll take it!
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:22 PM   #5
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I posted this in the "supplements" section, but haven't gotten any feedback. Looking to place an order soon

I've read/seen a large number of posts here on LCF that reference L-Glut and it's carb craving curbing benefits (hello alliteration!). I bought a bottle, but honestly haven't noticed much difference, if any.

What's your go-to brand?

How/when do you take it?
Have you tried putting it directly under your tongue? When I take a pill, I feel NOTHING. But if I put some powder under my tongue when I get a heavy craving, it seems to dull it. Although it could just be the placebo effect. If you are genuinely hungry, I doubt the L-glutamine will do much. But it's the irrational, emotional "I-need-to-eat-something-sweet-right-now" cravings that the L-glutamine seems to ease, at least for me. I don't think brand name means much. I use the GNC brand powder and it seems to do just fine. I wouldn't spend a fortune on it just to acquire a brand name.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:15 AM   #6
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I quit taking it after I found some reports that said cancer cells feed on glutamine, as well as on sugar.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:01 AM   #7
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I quit taking it after I found some reports that said cancer cells feed on glutamine, as well as on sugar.
Are you sure you don't have that info confused with something else?

L-glutamine is an amino acid our bodies make and need. It is actually recommended for cancer patients going through chemo to help counter side effects.

The powder form works best/fastest & is much less expensive than capsules. Per The Diet Cure it should be taken between meals so it does not compete with food (protein contains l-glutamine).
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:45 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Adoug4ho View Post
I posted this in the "supplements" section, but haven't gotten any feedback. Looking to place an order soon

I've read/seen a large number of posts here on LCF that reference L-Glut and it's carb craving curbing benefits (hello alliteration!). I bought a bottle, but honestly haven't noticed much difference, if any.

What's your go-to brand?

How/when do you take it?
And now it is back here I answered your other glutamine post. Hope it helps.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:11 PM   #9
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Are you sure you don't have that info confused with something else?

L-glutamine is an amino acid our bodies make and need. It is actually recommended for cancer patients going through chemo to help counter side effects.

The powder form works best/fastest & is much less expensive than capsules. Per The Diet Cure it should be taken between meals so it does not compete with food (protein contains l-glutamine).
I can't find the article I read last week, but did find this one.

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Now, a study by a team of researchers at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere shows that lymph gland cancer cells called B cells can use glutamine in the absence of glucose for cell replication and survival, particularly under low-oxygen conditions, which are common in tumors.

Writing in the Jan. 4, 2012, edition of Cell Metabolism, Anne Le, M.D., and a team of investigators collaborating with the Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute, say the finding is critical for developing innovative cancer therapies because it offers “proof of concept” evidence that curbing the growth of B cell cancers can be accomplished by inhibiting a glutamine enzyme called glutaminase.

Le notes that although little is known about glutamine’s role in the growth of B cell cancer, the amino acid circulates in the blood at the highest level among the 20 amino acids that do so.
Cancer Cells Feed on Sugar-Free Diet - 01/10/2012
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:21 PM   #10
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Wow, thanks for sharing that! I guess they will probably stop using it for treatment.

I don't think I will let this keep me from using l-glutamine. After all, it is something out bodies need & make anyway.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:34 PM   #11
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Perhaps 500 or 1000 mg may help some people fight there cravings but it takes 5000 mg
a couple of times a day to help my cravings.
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Glutamine and cancer.

This article explains the benefits of L-Glutamine
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