Primary fuel for the cells lining the small intestine
- promotes gastrointestinal and immune health
- supports a healthy nervous system
- promotes wound healing
L-glutamine is the most prevalent amino acid in the bloodstream. It is found in high concentrations in skeletal muscle and lung, liver, brain, and gastrointestinal tissues. Skeletal muscle contains the greatest intracellular concentration of glutamine, comprising up to 60 percent of the body?s total glutamine stores. Muscle is the primary storage depot and exporter of glutamine to other tissues. However, the gastrointestinal tract is the greatest user of glutamine in the body because glutamine provides the primary fuel for the nutrient-absorbing cells (enterocytes) that line the walls of the small intestine.
Various stressors – such as trauma, infection, malnutrition, chemotherapy, and others – can impact the normal function of the enterocytes of the small intestine by adversely affecting how substances are absorbed. For example, when gut permeability is impaired it can allow large protein molecules to diffuse across the intestine – that would otherwise not do so – and enter the bloodstream. The body can identify these large protein molecules as foreign and mount an immune reaction against them, which can result in the development of food allergies. In numerous animal studies, in which hyperpermeability of the intestine was experimentally induced, the addition of glutamine improved the gut?s permeability function as well as its immune function.
L-GlutamineVET Powder provides a convenient, cost-effective means of supplementing large amounts.
Active Ingredients per 3.8 g Scoop:
L-Glutamine 3,800 mg.
Inactive Ingredients: None.
For use in cats, dogs, and horses only.
Recommended to maintain healthy gastrointestinal tract.
Directions for Use:
Cats: 1/4 scoop daily
Dogs: 1 scoop daily
Horses: 3-7 scoops daily
Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven.
If animal's condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian.
For animal use only.
Keep out of the reach of children and animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.
This product should not be given to animals intended for human consumption.
The Cautions and Warnings for individual Thorne Vet products are required to be included on the label by the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) and were written by the NASC's Scientific Advisory Risk Assessment Committee.