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Research on Glutamine Supplementation: The Advanges


Prof. Yeh will explain the research result of how glutamine supplementation can affect nutrition absorption. In the situation after the surgery, our bodies become weak and the villus will shrink. If patients are supplied with glutamine, since it is the energy source of the intestine cells, glutamine can maintain the height of the intestinal villus and make the absorption of nutrients better.

Next, Prof. Yeh will give another example on how glutamine affects the immune system. Glutamine can promote the body’s anti-inflammatory reaction. In the state of disease, glutamine can reduce the reaction of inflammation and protect the cell tissues from being invaded. It can also balance immunity cells activities, so that the body can maintain normal functions.

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