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Glutamine is a fabulous for blocking sugar cravings according to Joan Mathews Larson, PhD
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 2:20 pm Email this article
"Glutamine... is a fabulous amino acid when it comes to blocking sugar cravings," notes Joan Mathews Larson, PhD, author of "Depression-Free Naturally".
"I call it 'God's gift to Hypoglycemics' because in emergencies it can be absorbed directly into the blood stream, bypassing your intestinal
"Relief from cravings comes swiftly by opening a capsule and dissolving it in your mouth under your tongue (it tastes mildly sweet.)
"Inside your brain, glutamine converts to glutamic acid, the only other source of glucose available to the brain.
"So it becomes a great alternative source of brain fuel that will stop cravings set off by glucose levels that are dropping too low.
"(Alcoholics using glutamine this way can and do successfully stop cravings for alcohol, which speaks loudly to these cravings having a hypoglycemic basis.)"
Comment: The powder tastes good and is cheaper, so powder is my choice.
I’ve just recently started experimenting with higher doses and taking it more often.
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On Oct 11, 2009 at 1:52 pm Caddie wrote:
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Joan Larson recommends opening the capsule and placing the powder on the tongue. Larry, do you think this is necessary? Is protein absorbed sublingually (I know B-12 is, for instance). The reason I ask is that I find the taste and texture slightly unpleasant and would rather swallow the capsule whole. Or if I were to buy glutamine in powder form, I'd rather mix it into a drink.
On Oct 14, 2009 at 9:45 am Larry Hobbs wrote:
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I think they only reason Dr. Larson says you can open the capsule is just to get it into your system quicker.
You can also swallow the capsule.
Or you can buy the powder and mix it into a drink.
On Dec 09, 2011 at 12:56 pm Zeke wrote:
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Wouldn't this have more to do the NMDA system than blood sugar? I don't get why you would want to raise glutamate in a brain that is already suffering from glutamate overload and sensitivity?
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