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Plasma Glutamine

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Summary of Plasma Glutamine

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

Scientific Information on Plasma Glutamine

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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect plasma glutamine
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
grade-c Minor Very High See 2 studies
Higher doses (0.09-0.2g/kg) of oral alanylglutamine appear to increase plasma glutamine, and when compared to glutamine itself this dipeptide is more bioavailable
grade-c Minor Moderate See 2 studies
Although acute usage does not appear to influence plasma glutamine, a week of high dose supplementation (0.18g/kg) has been noted to reduce glutamine concentrations slightly.