GlutaMent | For Impaired Gastrointestinal Function
GlutaMent is specifically formulated to provide nutritional support for the dietary management of conditions associated with impaired gastrointestinal function. Without adequate amounts of glutamine, digestion and normal metabolic function of the intestines can be compromised.
Each packet of GlutaMent contains 10 grams of L-glutamine.
Glutamine is classified as a conditionally essential amino acid: under normal conditions, adequate amounts of glutamine can be produced by the body to provide for metabolic processes. Therefore, healthy people do not require glutamine supplementation. However, under extreme physical or metabolic stress the demand for glutamine exceeds the body’s ability to synthesize it. During times of stress, such as injury, surgery, infection, non-healing wounds, HIV infection, and chronic inflammatory diseases, glutamine reserves are depleted and need to be replenished through supplementation.
Glutamine deficiency develops during periods of fasting, starvation, strict dieting, and weight loss associated with AIDS, critical illness, and cancer. Deficiencies cause loss of gut integrity, impaired immune function, and poor wound healing and slow recovery from illness. Glutamine deficiency can result in diarrhea, villous atrophy, mucosal ulceration, increased intestinal permeability, and intestinal necrosis.
Food sources of glutamine include fish, meat, poultry, dairy products, beans, raw spinach, raw parsley and cabbage.
• Staged wounds
• Critical illness
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Other conditions associated with impaired gastrointestinal or immune function caused by disease, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy
NOT FOR PARENTERAL USE
GlutaMent is a medical food. Use under supervision of a qualified medical specialist. Not a sole source of nutrition.
Other Ingredients: L-glutamine, Hydroxypropyl Cellulose. Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Sugar Free
Shelf Life: 24 months