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I recently have been having a lot of trouble falling asleep and the the only change I have recently made is upping my glutamine supplementation. I'm starting to think that it is to blame for the insomnia. I recently came across one person's opinion that seemed to make a lot of sense to me --> http://www.newtreatments.org/Hypoglycemia/...%20as%20thought

I'm just curious of the people who actually take glutamine, how much do you take? When do you take it? And do you take it with meals or on an empty stomach?

Thanks

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Thanks for posting that article. I would stop taking it if I were you. I think you are right, in light of the info that was in it that glutamine may very well be causing your insomnia. Most of the info I saw on other sites stated it should be taken with food but under the circumstances you might want to stop it all together and see if the insomnia resolves.

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glutamine is safe, from a gluten-free-diet perspective. that doesn't mean that supplementation is a good idea for you (your body produces it naturally). if it is causing an unwanted side effect (and I recall insomnia being one of the possible ones), I'd stay off it.

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I take a small amount of powder (1tsp) in a smoothie, in the morning when my digestive system is off. It is an amino acid so it can give your body energy. I know ppl who take it prior to working out. I have not had any problem sleeping, I only take it in the morning. I also put slippery elm in the smoothie wich seems to help alot. It has had a healing effect on my stomach and bowel movements are very normal when I take it. its up to you if the benefits do not out weigh the side effects, maybe something else may help. Braggs liquid aminos has all of them and glutamine. You could try just adding that to a meal once a day and see if that helps.

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