I received a complimentary sample of Essential Stacks Gut L-Glutamine to test out and see if it resolves some digestive issues my family and I have been experiencing. All opinions are my own. I’ve often wondered if my and one of our daughters stomach ailments weren’t caused by “Leaky Gut Syndrome”.
The more I research, the more I think they just may be. For instance, she can no longer eat beef or apples. She has horrible stomach reactions and, occasionally, rash and heartburn when she does. She’s gone through extensive allergy testing to no avail. She is not allergic to those foods. The allergist/immunologist is stumped.
So, now, we’re going to be looking into her digestive system and see if we can find the cause. I would like to try her on Gut L-Glutamine and see if that helps! I will talk to her Dr., first of course, and see if they think it would benefit her. For myself, I’ve already started using it. I’ve not used it long enough to notice any changes, but I can give you some info on the product in case you want to try it for yourself.
We are not doctors and this is in no way intended to be used as medical advice and we cannot be held responsible for your results. As with any product, service or supplement, use at your own risk. Always do your own research before using.
What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?
Leaky gut syndrome is a digestive condition that affects the lining of the intestines. In leaky gut syndrome, gaps in the intestinal walls allow bacteria and other toxins to pass into the bloodstream.https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326117
Symptoms of Leaky Gut
- inflammation throughout the body
- diarrhea, constipation, or bloating on a chronic level
- eczema, rashes or acne
- brain fog
- joint pain
I’ve read that it may contribute to Chron’s, IBS and even PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). I’m going to do more research on that!
I can’t say, for sure, that we have Leaky Gut Syndrome, but I can say we have ALL the symptoms and are tired of suffering. Another daughter suffers with PCOS and we all show symptoms of IBS. We try to eat a healthy, balanced diet (I follow THM) and that alone hasn’t helped, so we’re trying some supplements. I read a lot about Gut L-Glutamine and it seems like the first place to start.
I really hope I can use it for my daughter. This child has been through it with allergy testing. She had well over 100 sticks, in various areas, within a few hours, and then was told she probably has to go back for more because nothing is showing up as an allergy. 😭
How does Gut L-Glutamine help?
Studies show that supplemental L-Glutamine is mostly absorbed and metabolized in the tissues of the intestines. That’s great news if you have a leaky gut, which is caused by a weakening of the lining of the intestinal wall. Gut L-Glutamine supplies the extra glutamine needed to patch up and fortify the thin, single-layered mucosal barrier of the intestines. By strengthening and tightening up the junctions of the cells that line this barrier, L-glutamine prevents food particles, harmful bacteria and toxins from escaping into the bloodstream. When food particles and bacteria are kept in the intestinal tract where they belong, the body is more likely to maintain normal levels of inflammation, which supports all aspects of your overall wellness. †https://essentialstacks.com/products/gut-l-glutamine
How do you use Gut L-Glutamine?
It is a very fine, soft powder. You simply mix one scoop (included) into 8 oz of water 1 – 2 times per day and drink it down. Easy as that. Think of it like you would a probiotic, although it is different. You use it in the same way, as a dietary supplement.
When mixed in water, it starts out cloudy and then dissolves, leaving the water clear again.
What does Gut L-Glutamine taste like?
Well, this one is a bit harder to answer. It is unflavored, but, there’s a taste left in the plain water. To me, it’s almost a nutty flavor. It’s not salty and not really sweet, either. But, there’s a taste there. It’s not unpleasant, just… there. If that makes sense. So, I prefer to mix it into my morning protein shake or sweetened ACV water (apple cider vinegar) or lemon water.
Here’s a simple recipe you can use if you don’t like it in just water:
- 8 oz unsweetened almond milk
- 1 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 scoop protein powder or collagen (I prefer THM Integral Collagen. You can also use Hemp Protein Powder or Whey Protein Powder – these can be found on our resources page here, or protein powder of choice)
- 1 – 2 tsp sweetner (I use Pyure brand stevia/erythritol found at the grocery)
- 1 scoop Gut L-Glutamine
- Ice – optional for a Frosty texture
If using ice, blend all ingredients, except protein powder (if using), in a blender until ice is broken down. Add whey protein powder and blend for a few seconds to incorporate. If you add it with the ice, the shake will poof up and create a ton of foam, so add it last.
If not using ice, I like to add all ingredients to a cup and use my hand-held milk frother to mix it all up. You can also use a blender, but remember to add the whey protein last and only blend it for a few seconds.
Essential Stacks Gut L-Glutamine is gluten free, dairy free, soy free, non-GMO and hypoallergenic. So it’s easy on most tummy’s.
Leave me a comment, below, if you’d like a follow up post or Instagram share in a few months with more results. Like I said, above, I’ve not used it long enough to really notice a difference. I do feel like there’s less bloating, overall and definitely less gas. So, it seems to be helping! I really hope we can use it with the girls and that it will help them as well. Fingers crossed!
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