Confused about bone broth, MSG, and glutamine?
The article below by Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, coauthor with Sally Fallon Morell of the new and highly acclaimed book Nourishing Broth: An Old Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World, clears up the confusion and answers your most frequently asked questions.
by Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD (drkaayladaniel.com)
Glutamine is a conditionally essential amino acid that is critical for gut, brain and immune health. It’s also taken by many bodybuilders and other athletes to enhance muscle building and to speed recovery from injuries and overtraining.
Despite its many virtues, glutamine has risks.
High supplemental doses, as taken by some bodybuilders, have caused dizziness, headaches and neurological problems. But it’s not just people going overboard with supplements who are reacting poorly to glutamine.
Many people today, especially autistic children, have problems metabolizing glutamine properly, a problem caused by multiple factors, including vitamin B6 deficiency, lead toxicity and the widespread use of monosodium glutamate or MSG in the modern food supply.