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Does taking glutamine cause more glutamate?

Discussion in 'The Gut: De Meirleir & Maes; H2S; Leaky Gut' started by ebethc, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. ebethc

    ebethc Senior Member

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    i love glutamine but don't want more glutamate... does the former result in the latter?

    I read that glutamate creation requires an extra ion, but I don't know how easily this happens.. not good at chemistry!
     
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    keenly Senior Member

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    Good question. The answer is possibly. Not guaranteed though.
     
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    ChrisD Senior Member

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    Whenever I use Glutamine (for attempting heal Gut), I get headaches, anxiety, tightness in chest and disorientation. Hence after a few attempts, I will not use it any more and presume this is excess glutamate
     
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    @ChrisD i feel great on it... in fact it's one of the few things that clears my brain fog ..not completely, but it makes my head feel calmer, oddly enough... which is confusing, based on what I've read about glutamate! Your reaction sounds more likely than mine
     
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    ChrisD Senior Member

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    The only benefit I do notice is that all of my joints and muscles become much stronger and I have no cracking/crepitus as per usual... very bizarre
     
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    Please proceed very carefully.. I had severe excitotoxicty issues after taking supplemental L Glutamine. Dr Martin Pall feels excess glutamate is a key part of CFS and chemical sensitivity.
     
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    So whats the solution, go slow with it? Use other things to help heal the gut? I thought glutamine was critical to healing the gut.. I had a reaction to glutamine a few days ago that felt like a detox of toxins which made me wonder if it was moving metals out of my body.
     
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    Ema Senior Member

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    I don't think taking glutamine has been shown to increase glutamate in the brain.

    When they gave it to the TBI patients in high doses in this study IV, it did not increase glutamate levels.

    I've taken up to 30g a day during times of increased activity and I feel like it helps me recover better. It has never made me feel worse.
     
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