glutamine to reduce the severity of mucositis caused by chemotherapy

Some oncologists are using glutamine to reduce the severity of mucositis caused by chemotherapy.

Glutamine is an amino acid that's important for maintaining the intestinal lining. It's thought to help decrease inflammation and prevent mucosal damage.

Researchers are trying at least 4 grams BID for mucositis...starting one day before chemo and continuing for up to 4 weeks.

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