Glutamine for Healing Stomach and Duodenal Ulcers

by Rob on July 13, 2010
in Amino Acids

Glutamine provides a natural safe alternative for healing stomach and duodenal ulcers to the expensive side-effect ridden medications offered up by Big Pharma. The old folk remedy for stomach ulcers is the drinking of raw cabbage juice which medical research has indeed proven to be effective in the healing of stomach and duodenal ulcers.

Cabbage juice is high in glutamine which helps improve the integrity of the stomach and intestinal lining. However you don’t have to drink cabbage juice to get its ulcer healing benefits since glutamine powder is readily available from reliable retailers like Swanson Health Products at an affordable price. The powder is tasteless and mixes readily with your favorite beverage.


How to Prepare Glutamine Powder for Stomach Ulcers

Glutamine is unstable in solution, so it should be freshly prepared each time you take it and consumed immediately. You must mix glutamine powder only with cold beverages such ice water or cold juices . Ginger has also been shown to be soothing and healing to stomach ulcers and works well when mixed into a glutamine drink (see recipe below):

  • A strong ginger infusion can be made by putting peeled chopped fresh ginger root in water brought to a boil then simmered for several minutes.
  • Put this solution in a sealed jar in the fridge and let steep overnight.
  • Strain and add to your glutamine beverage.

Pineapple juice is good for stomach and duodenal ulcers and is also high in glutamine and bromelain, another anti-ulcer compound.

So for the ultimate stomach ulcer healing drink have a delicious cold Ginger-Infused-Pineapple-Juice Glutamine-Cocktail

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Glutamine Dosage for Healing Stomach and Duodenal Ulcers

The amount of glutamine that should be consumed with each 8 oz beverage is 5 grams or one teaspoon. You should take your glutamine at least 4 times per day on an empty stomach. So that would be at total of 20 grams per day starting in the morning and ending at night before bed.

Glutamine has been given in massive doses (up to 60 grams) in healthy adults with no ill effects.

While this may seem like a lot of glutamine Swanson Health Products offers 340 grams of glutamine powder at around $15. This is sixty-eight 5-gram servings and with the above regimen would cost the consumer less than $30 per month as opposed to over $100 per month for an anti-ulcer medication like Prilosec.

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Prilosec side effects include diarrhea; gas; headache; nausea; stomach pain; vomiting; severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); chest pain; dark urine; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or sore throat; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; severe stomach pain; swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness; vision changes; yellowing of the eyes…

Glutamine side effects include increased lean muscle mass, improved immunity, memory, sleep and mood.

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