Acid reflux, GERD, acid regurgitation, heartburn – there are many names for this uncomfortable condition that ails many people every single year. In fact, there are so many people that suffer from acid reflux (AR) symptoms that it is a multi-billion dollar a year market for prescription drug companies.
What if there was a natural supplement you could take, that costs less than the prescription drugs and without all the side effects.
Would you be interested?
Acid Reflux Natural Treatment
At the entrance to your stomach is a valve, which is a ring of muscle, called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Normally, the LES closes as soon as food passes through it. If the LES does not close all the way or if it opens too often, acid produced by your stomach can move up into your esophagus.
This can cause symptoms such as a burning chest pain called heartburn. If acid reflux symptoms happen more than twice a week, you have AR disease, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Glutamine Treats Acid Reflux
Recently Glutamine has made headlines as a possible cure for gastroesophageal reflux disease. You see, as of yet there has been no cure for acid reflux only drugs to help ease the symptoms. Before we take a look at how glutamine may help AR, let’s talk a little more about glutamine itself and how it is being used today.
Glutamine is the most abundant, naturally occurring amino acid in the body and is a building block for protein. When the body is under stress (i.e. illness, injury, etc.) our natural supply is quickly utilized and our body’s ability to heal itself becomes compromised.
It has been widely used for improving physical performance in athletes because of its ability to help build and maintain muscle as well as support the immune system while under the stress of training. Glutamine is also used as a supportive treatment to help decrease the side effects of many medical treatments such as:
● Chemotherapy side effects including diarrhea, pain and swelling inside the mouth, nerve pain and muscle and joint pain.
● Used to protect the immune system and digestive system in patients undergoing radiochemotherapy for the esophagus.
● Improving recovery after bone marrow transplant, bowel surgery, traumatic injuries and preventing infections in the critically ill.
Some people also use glutamine for digestive issues such as stomach ulcers, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease.
Glutamine for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Most believe the real cause for AR disease is a poorly functioning (or weak) lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Most prescriptions help ease the symptoms of AR by changing the pH of the acid in the stomach or by shutting off one of the acid producing pumps. Neither will cure your AR.
Some believe that glutamine may be able to help strengthen the LES in the same way that is helps build and strengthen other muscle tissue in the body, thus eliminating stomach acid from coming back up through the LES and causing heartburn. Glutamine is also capable of repairing and healing mucous membranes, including the lining of the esophagus that may be damaged by ongoing acid erosion.
Glutamine just may be the solution everyone has been looking for, and it makes sense that if AR is really a muscular issue the focus should be on strengthening the LES.
Choosing a Glutamine Supplement
If you’re interested in taking a glutamine supplement you want to do your research. Our GlutImmune is a natural, dairy-free source of glutamine that is enzymatically derived from red wheat berries.
It is a covalent bonded glutamine which means that it is connected to other amino acids (called an oligopeptide chain), and therefore may be absorbed faster and more efficiently that L-glutamine.
Almost all glutamine supplements that you find on the market today are the synthesized free-form amino acid, L-glutamine, which is unstable in most conditions in the digestive tract. Recent publications have stated that covalent bonded glutamine delivers up to 10 times more glutamine to the bloodstream than L-glutamine.
GlutImmune is a 100% completely stable product and will maintain its integrity when mixed in a variety of ways. It can be consumed with or without food, at any temperature and is also acid safe! GlutImmune delivers 1.65g of covalent bonded glutamine (per 5g serving) immediately ready for use by the body, and is 33% glutamine. We recommend mixing it with a blender, shaker bottle or mixing it in with your favorite foods. Some great suggestions are; yogurt, oatmeal, cereal, even mashed potatoes!