L-Glutamine is a free amino acid abundant available in our bodies It is very important for the health of the small intestines and for our muscles
After gastroenteritis, pancreatitis major surgery or prolonged physical stress [army!], or cancer treatment it may be essential to supplement with glutamine which may help prevent gettings infections in these cases and recover the so important intestinal absorption.
It is very important to give it during the treatments of major BURNS!
It may also prevent the severity of various chemotherapy side effects[neurropathy, joint complaints etc.]
After total parenteral nutrition (TPN) it SHOULD be given.[it should be given as well duringITP}
Glutamine is NOT advised for Crohn’s disease, which is a bit strange as Crohn’s affects the small intestines.