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Posted by: Drea, Monday, June 25, 2007, 2:38pm
Isa mentioned in another post that A's don't do well on L-glutamine (of course I may have misunderstood her ;)). In LR it says for A's to take 250-500 mg twice a day to speed up the metabolism.

I'm confused. Should I continue to take it or not?

Also, does anyone have any idea on whether Deflect has a different effect when taken on an empty stomach versus with a meal? The supp's instructions are to take with meals.
Posted by: Drea, Monday, June 25, 2007, 2:52pm; Reply: 1
Now I'm even more confused...Lola posted this link http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archive5/config.pl?read=9035
on another thread regarding L-glutamine and A's, posted by Dr. D himself.
Quoted Text

l-Glutamine should be avoided by type A and B

Posted By: Peter D'Adamo
Date: Thursday, 3 June 1999, at 10:57 a.m.

In Response To: l-Glutamine and Carbo Cravings??? (Bill (O+) Kehrman)

Glutamine raises cortisol levels, which can be a prolem if you are types A or B and under a lot of stress.

Peter


I wonder why, then, he would include it under the supps for A's to take for Obesity/Low Metabolism in LR? Because as I understand things, A's tend to gain weight when their cortisol levels are too high...
Posted by: Joy, Monday, June 25, 2007, 3:01pm; Reply: 2
I don't have an answer because I would like to know the same about L-glutamine.  I was taking some for a while because I thought it sped up the metabolism.



Joy
Posted by: mikeo, Monday, June 25, 2007, 5:23pm; Reply: 3
Deflect and it's uses

Synergistic Products
• Redoxa, Quercetin (Leaky gut support in all types)
• Itaru’s Tea (Weight management in all types)
• Polyflora O, Polyflora A, Polyflora B, Polyflora AB (Gut Dysbiosis in all types)
• UDA Plus (Auto-immune syndromes in groups A and O)
• Bromelain (Joint dysfunction in all types)

Dosage
• Weight management and anti-lectin support: 1-2 capsules with meals
• Other conditions: 1-2 capsule twice daily away from meals
Posted by: Drea, Monday, June 25, 2007, 5:29pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from mikeo

• Other conditions: 1-2 capsule twice daily away from meals


Thanks Mike. Any idea what "other" conditions this is good for?

I'm specifically looking for things to help in circulation/tissue repair. The Determinator doesn't have a check box for this, specifically.
Posted by: mikeo, Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 12:09am; Reply: 5
Quoted from outdoordrea


Thanks Mike. Any idea what "other" conditions this is good for?

I'm specifically looking for things to help in circulation/tissue repair. The Determinator doesn't have a check box for this, specifically.


I point them out beside each synergistic product

circulation and tissue repair...Connectivar and Bromelain
Posted by: Drea, Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 3:08am; Reply: 6
Quoted from mikeo
I point them out beside each synergistic product

Sorry, Mike, I didn't even see that.

Quoted from mikeo
circulation and tissue repair...Connectivar and Bromelain

Excellent! I'm already taking 2 grams of bromelain and I'll get the Connectivar.
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 6:00am; Reply: 7
I'm still curious on the final word for A's regarding L-glutamine and weightloss...I've stopped taking it until I know more.

I have been taking Glycosia (?) and Cortiguard instead, and I notice a significant change in my food cravings.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 6:07am; Reply: 8
not such a good idea, being an A, and according to what Dr D mentioned.
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 1:52pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from lola
not such a good idea, being an A, and according to what Dr D mentioned.


Except...Dr. D also mentions in LR4YT for A's to take 250-500 mg of L-glutamine twice a day for Obesity/Low Metabolism...page 228.  ??)
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 10:03pm; Reply: 10
in that case I d go ahead and take it, unless it were to raise my cortisol levels or I were high stressed, etc.
yet another individualized approach.
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 10:08pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from lola
in that case I d go ahead and take it, unless it were to raise my cortisol levels or I were high stressed, etc.
yet another individualized approach.


Well, since the Cortiguard and Glycocsia seem to be working...and I do tend to be overly stressed, I think I'll abstain from the L-glutamine for now. Thanks for following up, Lola!
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 11:09pm; Reply: 12
;) k so that s settled!!
glad to be of help  ;D
Posted by: Luana, Friday, August 10, 2007, 1:32am; Reply: 13
I just read about L-Glutamine and it being an avoid for type B.  I am presently taking 5000 mg a day of it to reheal my intestinal lining.  I have not noticed any stress levels from taking it though.  Should I be concerned?
Posted by: Captain_Janeway, Friday, August 10, 2007, 2:05am; Reply: 14
Quoted from outdoordrea
Now I'm even more confused...Lola posted this link http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archive5/config.pl?read=9035
on another thread regarding L-glutamine and A's, posted by Dr. D himself.


I wonder why, then, he would include it under the supps for A's to take for Obesity/Low Metabolism in LR? Because as I understand things, A's tend to gain weight when their cortisol levels are too high...


The text that you have quoted from Dr. D. means that it is perfectly ok for type A and B to take L-glutamine provided that you are not and have not been under excessive/prolonged stress. The supp can raise cortisol levels, but NOT excessively.

To answer your question luanaflacco, you should not be concerned, unless your stress levels have been through the roof.
Posted by: Luana, Friday, August 10, 2007, 1:18pm; Reply: 15
That's a relief.
Posted by: azredhead57, Monday, August 18, 2008, 5:39pm; Reply: 16
If the recommendation for L-Glutamine is 200mg twice a day then is 500mg once a day ok?  That was the ONLY dosage I could find.  I dont seem to notice any problems with it but after reading this thread wanted to ask.  Thanks.
Posted by: Lola, Monday, August 18, 2008, 6:31pm; Reply: 17
I wouldn t worry about it....
Posted by: Amazone I., Monday, August 18, 2008, 7:24pm; Reply: 18
Drea.... the l'glutamine is able to accelère the highspeed working brain in A's nd AB's...wouldn't recommend this, this product might be ok for O's and their leaky gut probs and also for their ::) brains ;)....and their sweet tooth...but also can this product elevate cortisollevels..... a no-no for A's..... we the AB's can have merely similar replies at that issue likewise the O's.... ;D ;D
=catecholamines  :P

so far so good Peter....la.laa.laaaa...= is as usual right here , my testresults are nearly 100% equal to Peter's recommendations....btw...better also for A's & AB's to use l'tyrosine instead ;)...yay.....sluggish metabolisme...(think)(whistle)(goofy)
Posted by: MileHighRob, Saturday, May 29, 2010, 8:40pm; Reply: 19
About 15 years ago after having gone through endoscopy and discovering polyps in my lower colon and open sores in both my esophagus and duodenum I was advised to take L-glutamine to help heal the tissue.  

At the time I was under a tremendous amount of stress.  I was told to take it on an empty stomach first thing in the a.m. and wait 30 min to an hour before eating anything.  While using it, the only thing it seemed to so was exasperate the symptoms.  

I abandoned the supplement after several months of usage despite all the information I was reading directing me to tough it out and give it time to heal me.

I always knew intuitively that it didn't agree with my system.  It's a blessing to finally discover exactly why that was so.  It also reconfirms that I should be more mindful of my innate knowledge of my body and its sensitivities.   :)
Posted by: Maja, Saturday, May 29, 2010, 10:25pm; Reply: 20
To Azredhead:

You mentioned being able to find only a 500mg dose of a supplement when two 200 doses per day are recommended.

You might consider a pill splitter -- an inexpensive device to cleanly and safely cut pills in half.

This might move you close to your desired dose with the supplements available to you.

Good luck. ;)

Maja
Posted by: Nadizzle, Monday, February 28, 2011, 1:46am; Reply: 21
I have been taking glutamine to help repair sore ache muscles after a work out. It works great for that, but recently, I have not been able to sleep at night....I wonder if this is why? I find myself tense at night. Did I here there were other supplements, that a B can take to aid in a hard work out recovery? I like that glutamine helps to break down stored up lactic acid so that I can get through my cardio the next day.  ;)
Posted by: 7596 (Guest), Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 2:30pm; Reply: 22
Why not try reflexology, there are many reflexology products to wear under your feet. That can naturally make your body produce more growth hormone. Cover flat parts with a cloth if you feel pain so much that you won't wear.
Posted by: FitnessAddict, Saturday, June 4, 2011, 5:38pm; Reply: 23
this thread was written in 2007
bumped in 2008
bumped in 2010
bumped in 2011
and bumped again in 2011 ;D ;D ;D

give us the final words, should we follow what Dr.D said in 1999 or follow what he wrote in his book in 2006 and specifically fore obese and overweight!!!?
Posted by: FitnessAddict, Saturday, June 4, 2011, 5:39pm; Reply: 24
oh its a sticky :X
Posted by: Amazone I., Saturday, June 4, 2011, 7:11pm; Reply: 25
if I remember it well, I pointed out that glutamic acid isn't ok for A's nor AB's....might get us hyper ;)....
l'glutamin is a help for leaky gut syndrome....
Posted by: FitnessAddict, Saturday, June 4, 2011, 7:15pm; Reply: 26
hyper is not a big side effect..
Why would Dr.D recommend it and SPECIFICALLY for WEIGHT LOSS! if it raises cortisol!!

1999- archive message v.s 2006 PRINTED Book!

im not really a big fan of it, but i got a bottle for free and it expires soon.. im like what the heck if it makes me recover faster i'll take it! i was thinking of taking it post workout and in the morning, the two times that the body is high in cortisol. yet! it is the most times my body needs and will absorb it. THIS SITUATION MUST BE SOLVED please Dr.D kindly respond :)
Posted by: FitnessAddict, Thursday, June 9, 2011, 2:47pm; Reply: 27
Tried it, 5 grams in powder form postworkout mixed with protein and simple sugars.
COULD'NT SLEEP! Seriously its annoying when ur soo soo tired after a leg day and soo very stressed out and couldn't sleep, its torture. Now the thing is im off caffeine for like a month now and the same day i tried the glutamine i drank 2 heaping teaspoons of nescafe decaf coffee..

I really dont know which one is the problem here but i'll lower my dose to 2.5 grams and will not drink "decafe" anymore!!!
Posted by: footprints, Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 4:52am; Reply: 28
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To nadizzle
In regards to the reflexology, I am a certified reflexologist myself and fully advocate having a session done by someone who is qualified in your area, by the way, I noticed that you are from So. Carolina, where in the state are you from, I live near Myrtle Beach in the  city of Surfside Beach. Reflexology is a great stress and tension reliever and helps promote relaxation. Another stress reliever is reiki therapy, it is soooo relaxing, but don't know if you are familar with it or whether you would be somewhat prejudiced by it.
To everyone else; In regards to the L-Glutamine, I had read that it is very good for folks who have a celiac problem that suffers from digestive issues, because it helps to heal the gut lining. I have this problem myself, the celiac issue and take probiotics and enzymes for my digestive health. I am also a blood type A, so would it hurt for me to take this supplement for my celiac issue?  I am all up for anything that helps to heal or help my digestive health issues. Due to me having this celiac disorder, I have developed a malabsorption issue prior to the celiac disorder, which could be a cause for the celiac disorder that I now own. I try and control through diet and take certain supplements I was told to take by a nutritional counselor sometime back and others that are recommended for celiacs.
So any advice here would be a great help.
Thanks and take care,
Footprints. 8)
Posted by: Monika, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 12:50am; Reply: 29
I was wondering if B can take L-Glutamine? Thanks!
Posted by: honeybee, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 1:17am; Reply: 30
I just did a quick search and found some info on it here -

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-pres/m-1182782338/
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 1:20am; Reply: 31
may increase cortisol levels in Bs
Posted by: Monika, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 1:31am; Reply: 32
Are any Bs here taking it with no ill effects? I wonder if I take it in smaller dosage and only during carb-binging periods, would it help?
Basically, I am trying to find something that takes care of carb cravings during PMS. I have tried chromium picolinate but it made no difference. I have read that GTF chromium is better, so I have just ordered it.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 1:59am; Reply: 33
protein early in the day will help you stay alert and will help you avoid food cravings.

lower the quantity of honey and other highly sweet condiments, because they tend to create more cravings!

Grains also tend to create cravings for sweets, so be careful with them.

how balanced is your gut flora?
Posted by: Monika, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 3:32pm; Reply: 34
Thanks for the suggestions, Lola. I am 100% grain-free and do eat lots of protein. I am fine till 10 days before my period, then severe cravings for carbs kick-in. I binge on fruits, yogurt and nuts and I mean BINGE!!!- can easly gain 4-5 lbs each month (of fat, no water) and then after the period I am back to normal eating. I know that fruits only make my cravings worst. I don't eat honey.
Posted by: Monika, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 4:34pm; Reply: 35
I think I am going to take Dr D'Adamo advise (like I always have) and not take l-glutamine. I completely trust his research.
I am also concerned with L-Glutamine having MSG and increase in alzheimers due to high level of l-glutamine.
I hope that GTF chromium will do the trick.
Posted by: Monika, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 4:49pm; Reply: 36
I wonder Glycoscia would work for carb cravings.
Posted by: Amazone I., Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 7:22pm; Reply: 37
btw.. my fault here is and was to confond glutamic acid with l'glutamin... I apologize(pray)(goofy)(smarty)(whistle) :K)... merci d'avence
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