How to cope with inventory shortages

The numerous inventory shortages caused by the pandemic have become a frustrating reality for both merchants and consumers. Unfortunately, it looks like they will be a part of our daily lives for a while. Here are some tips that we hope will help you get through the turmoil:

  1. Order early. Don't wait to finish a product if you want to keep taking it.
  2. Order two or three units of a product if you plan to take it for a long time. It may not be available the next time you need it.
  3. Ask your health care professional to suggest one or two alternatives for each product he/she recommends you take.
  4. Because of their higher quality standards, some brands have more difficulty sourcing their raw materials than others. Here are a few brands that currently have a very low backorder rate (less than 5%) or return times: Ortho Molecular Products, New Roots Herbal, Metagenics, AOR, Alterra, HerbalGem, Pranarom, Viazen. Reduce the risk of disappointment by choosing these brands.
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Amino L-Glutamine 500 mg
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Product Details

Each Capsule Contains

Medicinal ingredients: - L-Glutamine 500 mg - Sourced from sugar cane

Other ingredients: hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate.

Recommended Dose: 

Adults: Take one capsule two times daily with meals, or as recommended by your health care practitioner.

Guaranteed to contain no added wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, soy, sugar, artificial coloring or flavoring, preservatives, dairy or animal products. Ideal for vegans. Hypoallergenic product.

The capsules are made from 100% pure vegetable sources, free of preservatives and additives.

Quality Assurance Tamper-resistant package. Do not use if outer seal is missing or broken. Store in a cool, dry place.

Suggested Use

The amino acid L-glutamine is the single largest component of the amino acid pool and is essential for maintaining a proper nitrogen and pH balance. This Amino L-Glutamine formula provides a high amoung of this non-essential amino acid required for energy production, proper brain function and mental activity.

Glutamine is produced primarily in skeletal muscle and is then released into the circulation. The immune system, gastrointestinal tract, kidneys and liver are the tissue that requires the most glutamine. These tissue obtain glutamine from the blood. It is essential for maintaining a healthy intestinal function, immune response and amino acid homeostasis during time of severe stress, suggesting that it is more appropriately called a "conditionally essential amino acid".

During physical stress the body consumes more glutamine than the skeletal muscle can produce. Progressive muscle breakdown (wasting) can occur as the body tries to meet glutamine requirements. Glutamine enhances the function of stimulated immune cells and affect lymphocyte proliferation, cytokine production, bacterial killing by neutrophils and phagocytic and secretory activities of macrophages. Glutamine is also a precursor for other amino acids; glucose, purines and pyrimidines, glutathione and glutamate which the body makes.

Although the intestinal mucosa can also synthesize glutamine, it is not enough to compensate for the body's needs during severe physiologic stress. Some evidence suggest that glutamine, in addition to serving as a metabolic fuel for enterocytes (intestinal cells), might play a regulatory role in the intestine by affecting cell proliferation and differentiation. The gastrointestinal tract is one of the largest utilizers of glutamine in the body. Depletion of glutamine can result in atrophy, ulceration and necrosis of the intestinal epithelium.

Glutamine improves the health of the intestinal wall and immune cell function and can be a very helpful nutrient for those with multiple food allergies/sensitivites.

The amount of glutamine in this product is well below the safety limits for children.

This supplement could have side effects in children with serious neurological and psychiatric diseases such as autism.


If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your health care practitioner prior to use.


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