* *ADVISORY* *Glutamine should be used with caution in patients with renal failure and liver disease, because it can increase liver function tests and increase serum ammonia levels. Glutamine may interfere with the metabolism of most anti-seizure medications, causing break-through seizures.
DOSAGE:Glutamine powder is commonly used in dosages of 5 to 10 gm (and up to a maximum of 14 gm) daily.
CONCLUSION:We conclude that glutamine is a safe and effective product for treating stress-related immunodeficiency, diarrhea, mouth inflammation, and overall muscle health. It should be used with caution in patients with liver failure. High-protein foods such as meat, fish, beans, and dairy products are excellent sources of glutamine. Typical daily intake from food ranges from approximately 1 to 6 g. If you elect to try it, remember to include it in your list of medications when you visit your doctor and other health care providers.
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