What Is An Apple Cider Vinegar Diet? – ACV and weight Loss

What Is An Apple Cider Vinegar Diet? - ACV and weight Loss

We’re always looking for easy tricks and cheats to help burn off the pounds with minimum effort right? Well the apple cider vinegar diet is exactly that – it’s easy to do, cheap, and takes absolute minimum effort – just what we’re all looking for.

Apple cider vinegar has actually been around for centuries, and been used for quite literally all manner of things from killing viruses to a shine tonic for hair. There’s no doubt it’s versatile, and recent studies are proving some great facts about apple cider vinegar (ACV) mainly in regards to it’s weight loss properties.



Apple cider vinegar is made by crushing cider apples and squeezing out the liquid, after which bacteria and yeast are added to the juice, triggering the fermentation process. It is this fermentation process that turns the sugars from the apple juice into alcohol. After this there is a secondary fermentation process where an acetic acid-forming bacterium will convert that alcohol into vinegar.

This is a process that can be done in your own home with just a few ingredients (if you’re inclined to making homemade things), OR as apple cider vinegar is relatively cheap to buy it may be a good idea to purchase a bottle and try it out first.


How Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help with Weight Loss?

This is the $64,0000 question…well in short, apple cider vinegar may work on different levels as a weight loss aid, and can very easily be added into your diet with a little knowledge and know how. Let’s take a look at how some of the latest research and evidence adds up.


It is the compound acetic acid found in apple cider vinegar that is said to have these weight loss benefits. A study on mice from Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry found that apple cider vinegar suppresses body fat mass and increases energy expenditure, therefore resulting in weight loss.

A similar study involving 155 obese patients discovered that over 12 weeks, those in the group that consumed 15-30 ml (1-2 tablespoons) of apple cider vinegar had lower body weight, lower body fat, and fewer inches on their waist than those who didn’t. This was without making any other changes to their lifestyle or diet.



Apple cider vinegar reduces a meals GI

And yet another study found that in a 12-week period the participants taking between 12-30 ml (1-2 tablespoons) of apple cider vinegar before a high carbohydrate meal had feelings of satiety, and this led to an overall reduction of 200-275 calorie intake over the rest of the day.

You can imagine how this adds up over the weeks and months. In fact, those taking a 15ml dosage 1xdaily before a high GI meal lost 2.6 lbs (1.2 kg) over the 12-week period, and those taking a double dose of 30ml 1xdaily before a high GI meal lost 3.7 lbs (1.7 kg).

This is awesome news, and definitely warrants giving apple cider vinegar a shot to see if it works for you. Try it with your main or highest GI meal of the day, for best results ideally your highest GI meal should be at breakfast or lunch which is when you need the energy for the day ahead.

You will also want the effects of satiety to help you eat less food for the rest of the day. Have higher protein meals in the evening when your body needs less energy.

Satisfaction and fullness were the two key points of the study, as these are the two most important components to long term weight loss. Nothing is worse than eating a paltry “diet” meal and still feeling hungry afterwards. No sir, we do NOT like that! This not only hinders our weight loss efforts making us more likely to ‘cave’ at the mere whiff of a cream horn, and also makes our lives miserable. Balance in everything is always the key!



So, anything that we can add into our every day diets that may give us an extra edge is well worth the effort. You may not lose huge amounts of weight on apple cider vinegar alone in the short term, but look at the long term benefits. You could also just use it for weight maintainence. Every little helps.



Lowering a meals GI really is the cornerstone to losing weight, and belly fat specifically. GI (glycemic index) is the rate in which a foods sugar hits the bloodstream, the higher the GI the quicker the sugars are released (high GI foods are considered fast sugars) and this is bad in terms of weight loss and health in general.


Excess Sugar is Stored as Fat

cake is a high sugar treat

When sugar is released quickly into the blood like it is with high GI foods, this prompts the body have a rapid and huge insulin response in order to clear those sugars out of the bloodstream. This sugar is then sent into the liver and muscles where it is metabolised and either used for energy or stored as FAT.

The problem is, these ‘fast’ sugars don’t all get used up for energy (unless you’re about to run a marathon or do something that involves vast amounts of energy) and so they are stored as fat. And worse still they are stored as the dangerous abdominal fat that is much more of a health risk in terms of diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

This is where having the GI of your meal lessened by apple cider vinegar may be of benefit not only in terms of weight loss, but also for the general health benefits of keeping blood sugar stable.



How To Take Apple Cider Vinegar For Weight Loss purposes:

Firstly, there are many ways you can add apple cider vinegar to your diet as it is pretty versatile and can easily be added to your meals in various ways. If you want to actually lose weight like the participants in the study, then I suggest you do what they did and have 15-30 ml in water with a squeeze of lemon and maybe a little raw honey to taste before your highest carb meal of the day.

Or you could take 15 ml twice a day, one before breakfast and one before lunch if this fits in better with your life style. Either way you should take up to 30 ml a day, but no more than that in case of stomach issues.



hot honey and lemon cider vinegar drink

If you are just going for weight maintenance  then you could just try adding apple cider vinegar to your every day diet in other ways such as:

  • In a salad dressing
  • In a hot drink with lemon, honey, cinnamon sticks, sliced fresh ginger and cloves (great for colds but also a tasty drink just for a cold winters day).

Other Ways of Weight Management

Do not rely on apple cider vinegar alone. Boost your fat burning efforts even more by incorporating these other fat burning foods into your diet. Altogether they will all have a cumulative effect, making it easy for you to stay trim without having to bat an eyelid – all you need to do is to make sure you do add them into your diet as much as possible!





Apple cider vinegar improves insulin sensitivity and can significantly lower blood sugar levels and insulin response, AND when 2 tablespoons are taken before bed can reduce your fasting blood sugars by 4%, making this vinegar useful for diabetics, pre diabetics and EVERYBODY in general. We can all benefit from stable blood sugar – indeed it is vital if we are to avoid many potential health issues in the long term, and let’s not forget, stable blood sugar helps keep us slim!

Important Note: You may need to consult your doctor before using apple cider vinegar if you are on other blood sugar lowering medications.



The substance acetic acid which is the compound in apple cider vinegar, can kill pathogens including bacteria and prevent them from multiplying to harmful levels – although not all of these uses have been tested scientifically as of yet. Apple cider vinegar has been used for thousands of years in the treatment of wound healing, disinfecting, treating fungal infections, warts, lice and ear infections.


3. LOWERS CHOLESTEROLApple cider vinegar is good for the cardiovascular system

The biggest killer of our time is now cardiovascular disease, and both heart disease and stroke come under this term. Some studies in rats have so far shown that apple cider vinegar may help negate some of the risk factors that are precursers to cardiovascular disease. This is because ACV may help lower triglyceride levels and blood pressure, and also protect LDL particles from becoming oxidised (oxidation is a crucial step in the heart disease process).

It must be noted here that these studies have only so far been trialed in rats, and more research is needed before anything is confirmed. But as apple cider vinegar has so many other benefits with no nasty side effects you have nothing to lose by trying it.



Raw, unpasturised apple cider vinegar like other fermented foods, acts as a probiotic for the gut and contains trace minerals, pectin, beneficial bacteria and enzymes. Keeping the gut in balance by eating lots of probiotic and prebiotic foods keeps the immune system strong, weight under control, balances hormones, AND can even treat depression and anxiety. Yes, everything starts in our gut so it is crucial we keep it ticking over nicely.


Important Note:  As with most things in life, you really must source out good quality if you want to reap the most benefits. When it comes to apple cider vinegar you really should purchase Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with the ‘MOTHER‘. I know this may sound strange but this term means ‘unfiltered’, ‘unrefined’ and ‘unpasturised’. The ‘Mother’ is the colony of beneficial bacteria that is similar to a Kombucha ‘SCOBY‘. This is what helps make the vinegar through its secondary fermentation process.

It’s not as complicated as it sounds to find this as most apple cider vinegar’s already contain the ‘Mother’, and this will be labelled on the packaging as such.


Extra Weight Loss Tips:

For long term weight loss and management I believe it is far better to make a number of different weight control tactics a habit. Don’t rely on any one thing as there is so much more you can do to get your body in to its best shape ever. For more information you may want to check out ‘15 Plant Based Weight Loss Superstars’ and Burn Stomach Fat Fast’.





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Healthy Foods to Lose Weight – 15 Plant Based Superstars!

Healthy Foods to Lose Weight - 15 Plant Based Superstars!


Switching to a plant based way of eating often in itself makes the loss of those extra inches inevitable. For a start, plant based eating means cutting out huge swathes of the fast foods and junk foods that can keep us looking bloated, listless and depressed. Here I have devised a list of healthy foods to lose weight, and they are the 15 Plant Based Superstars!

Incorporating the foods on this list into your diet as much as possible will not only leave less room for the junk, but their high nutrient and fiber content will help keep you full and satiated, and away from the biscuit tin or whatever your weakness may be.


WHY HIGH GI FOODS ARE BADsweets are High GI and mess with blood sugar

Another important factor of the foods on this list is that they are all low GI (glycemic index). GI is the rate in which the sugars in our food are released into the bloodstream, the higher the GI the faster the release – which is bad in most circumstances as this sugar spike signals insulin to be released from the pancreas.

All of this happens in order to clear those sugars out of the blood as soon as possible, but guess what? Those sugars if not burnt off are then stored straight into fat cells which just keep  expanding and expanding, and so we put on weight.


A Low GI Diet is the Healthiest!

This is why a low Glycemic diet is crucial not only for weight loss, but also to slash your chances of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer and many other diseases. It is important to note that not all sugars are bad, especially when they are in their natural state, as a whole piece of fruit. This is because there will also be lots of fibers and nutrients present which will allow that foods sugars to be released more slowly.

So without further ado let’s get into the top 15 foods that will not only help bring many changes to your life, but will also help you to understand the powerful effect’s food can have on your health and well-being.

Remember that all foods, especially fats, require portion control and should be REPLACING other unhealthy fats or foods and not added as an extra on top. Use them as swaps instead.



1. COCONUT OILCoconut Oil is a Healthy Fat

Yes this may be a fat, but it’s a unique fat in the respect that its combination of fatty acids can have a powerful effect on your metabolism to help you BURN FAT. And for extra good measure coconut oil helps you burn stomach fat specifically, which is the most dangerous kind that must be kept to a minimum to protect long term health.

Those of us who are predisposed to carry fat around our middle have a much greater risk of diabetes, heart attack, metabolic syndrome, sleep apnoea and premature death. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, this belly fat also entwines itself around internal organs causing no end of damage and stopping those vital organs from functioning properly.

Adding coconut oil instead of your usual fats to food, is the easiest way to get this healthy fat into your diet. It’s great in stir-fry’s, cakes, and roasted vegetables, and because of its high smoking point it is also safe for frying at high heat as it doesn’t go rancid or become a trans fat like many other fats do.


2. AVOCADOAvocados are low GI


Another fat, but a good one! Avocados are one of natures super foods, and a plant based diet staple. I eat at least half of one of these creamy and delicious fruits every day.

Avocados are so satiating that not only do they fill you up, but it’s proven they can keep blood sugars stable for hours. This means you won’t be thinking about OR craving the nasty white stuff – and by that I mean SUGAR, or any other refined carbohydrate for that matter.

Avocados contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals, plus fiber and lots of heart healthy monounsaturated fats. It is also another fat that, like coconut oil,  has been proven to help reduce belly fat specifically due to its unique fats and low GI rating.

For more information on this super food please read my post about ‘avocado and weight loss‘.



The high content of omega 3’s in hemp seeds have been shown to be anti obesity – which makes them a great fat burning food. Omega 3’s also help regulate hormones, mood, sleep cycles and stress.

Add these seeds to your morning cereal or simply eat them alone as a snack any time of day, they are delicious.

Hemp seeds are also amazing for your hair and help it to grow thick and fast, they are especially good for weak and brittle hair that is prone to falling out. I’ve tried this one for myself and it works a treat, you do however need to eat 2 tablespoons a day for this to be really noticeable, so therefore you need to add them to your daily calorie intake.



Pumpkin Seeds are a Healthy Fat

Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc, a vital component of the immune system. But they are also great for weight loss due to their high amounts of protein, fiber and many other nutrients. And they help reduce overall body fat by keeping blood sugar low and reducing insulin resistance, which is vital for weight loss.


Sleep and Weight Loss

Another great little nugget of information about the pumpkin seed is it is high in tryptophan, so they can also aid you in getting a good nights sleep, which brings me on to my next big fat burning tip.

Getting enough sleep is CRUCIAL for weight loss because being adequately rested suppresses the hunger hormone ghrelin. When you are tired your body releases too much of this hormone in an attempt to give you more instant energy, and that is when you will find you crave the worst types of refined carbohydrate and sugary foods.



Raw unsalted almonds are a highly convenient snack that can either be carried about easily in your bag, left in your glove box compartment, or in the office at work. They are immediately filling and satiating, low carb, and full of fiber, protein, and antioxidants – all of the ingredients for a great fat burning food.

Also, about 15% of the calories in nuts aren’t even absorbed so you can afford to have a couple extra!



Walnuts are High in Omega 3's

Walnuts – another super food, and for so many reasons. Firstly they are jam packed with ALA (alpha linolenic acid), which is a heart healthy and fat burning omega 3 fat. This fat also helps reduce your risk of diabetes, boosts brain power, and contains powerful anti cancer antioxidants.

The healthy fats in walnuts also boost metabolism which will help keep your body an awesome fat burning machine. Remember that 90% of walnuts antioxidants lie in their skins, so always eat them with their skins on and as fresh as possible. Read more here on theamazing benefits of walnutsand prepare to have your mind blown.



Quinoa is a magnificent high protein and high fiber seed that is often used to replace grains such as pasta and rice. And this is what makes it so fantastic because you are getting all the satiety of a grain but all the nutrients, protein and healthy fats of a seed, and all for much less calories.

Quinoa is full of essential amino acids, magnesium, calcium, iron, and vitamin B12, which are all essential for energy and therefore weight loss. Having a B Vitamin deficiency will mean your body cannot utilise nutrients efficiently, which will actually hinder your weight loss efforts. So it is very important to make sure you get adequate amounts.

The high fiber, high protein, low GI and low calorie content of this super little seed make it the perfect filling weigh loss food.


8. CACAOHigh Cacao Chocolate

Who doesn’t love chocolate??? Well did you know you can have this luscious treat and not hinder your weight loss efforts? Just be sure to have the dark stuff with ideally 70% cacao solids minimum to gain all the benefits of cacao’s high magnesium, anti aging antioxidants, and fat burning effects.

Chocolate contains a chemical that releases feelings of euphoria which is why it can be so addictive, but these chemicals also help release stress and keep you relaxed, both of which will curb emotional eating problems. Do not over indulge in high cacao chocolate though as it can have a stimulating effect and is probably best avoided close to bedtime.



An oldie but a goodie, grapefruit’s abilities to burn fat have been known since the eighties. Who remembers the grapefruit diet? But there is good scientific evidence in the grapefruit’s fat burning abilities, it reduces insulin resistance and helps to decrease levels of sugar in the bloodstream – and most importantly it actually contains a chemical that stops the body from storing fat.

In fact, studies have shown that half a grapefruit before a meal helps people to lose between 1-4 lbs of weight per week, and this was shown to happen WITHOUT changing the diet in any other way. Now this is just mind blowing information that definitely warrants a testing of the theory, or at least adding grapefruit to your diet as much as possible to help keep weight down.



blueberries are great for weigh loss

Berries are low calorie and packed full of anti aging phytonutrients and antioxidants, all of which help protect our cells from free radical damage.


Berries Help You Lose Belly Fat Specifically!

Raspberries and blueberries are particularly good for weight loss as they boost your metabolism –  plus they are also preventative against that dangerous visceral fat that entwines itself around inner organs and predisposed us to diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

Add berries, especially frozen ones, to smoothies, breakfast cereals or porridge, or just eat as a snack anytime of day. A handful of raspberries or strawberries eaten if you are peckish before bed, gives a nice slow release of energy throughout the night, and will help keep you waking from night time hunger pangs. They are super low calorie and filling.



Oh, what a great, filling and easy snack these are! They can be a life saver in hunger emergencies, as their fiber and low GI sugars can really help keep you going until your next meal.

Banana’s not only actually help to speed up your metabolism (music to our ears), but also help to build lean muscle, making them the perfect food for those in training. In fact, this is the reason why they are so popular in the fitness world due to the fact  they pack so many nutritional punches. Please find out more little known banana facts here



broccoli is a weight loss superfood

Love it or hate it you should get used to adding broccoli to your diet as much as humanly possible, and here’s why. It is one of the highest protein vegetables that is also high in fiber that will help fill you up nicely, and all for only a very small amount of calories. You really get a nutritional bang for your buck here!

Another good point is broccoli actually contains a specific phytonutrient that enables you to burn fat at a faster rate due to its ability to stimulate fat cells.

I just lightly steam mine and have it as a side with almost every main meal – or stir fry with some coconut oil, chili, tamari sauce, and lemon. Delish!



Cinnamon helps keep blood sugar under control

Fragrant and delicious, cinnamon is just so versatile it can be sprinkled onto breakfasts, desserts, into smoothies, cakes, or added to hot drinks. It is one of the best foods to control blood sugar and insulin quantities, which is why it is so good for diabetics.


Lowers GI of Meals!

As you now know, keeping blood sugar under control is the number one way to stay slim and keep weight under control. And amazingly, cinnamon, when added to food can lower a meals GI by a huge 18-29%, AND it also speeds up metabolism, helps keep sugar cravings under control, lowers bad cholesterol and helps to burn belly fat.

These qualities are only found in real cinnamon, so be careful as there is a lot of fake stuff on the market. Always buy from a reputable organic brand. It is good to buy the actual cinnamon bark and grind it yourself, it tastes super fresh this way and you know exactly what you’re getting. The bark should be of the flaky variety not the hard tubes as that stuff just isn’t real cinnamon.

Learn more about the importance of making sure you purchase the right kind of cinnamon in my post ‘Cinnamon and Fat Loss’.



Protein powders really deserve a place on this list, as not only is protein low GI, but it also helps build lean muscle mass (which in itself burns fat) and it is filling to boot – leaving us less room for consuming high GI carbohydrates.

There are many different plant protein powders on the market including peahemp, rice, soy, pumpkin, quinoa, sunflower and potato.

I have taken to having a high protein/very low carb shake for breakfast, as it helps to keep the body in fat burning anabolic mode for as long as possible after sleep. I also like to add half an avocado to this for healthy fats, and to help fill me up for hours. It really works.


15. GREEN SUPER FOOD POWDERHigh Antioxidant smoothie

Green super foods such as chlorella, spirulina, wheatgrass and barley grass are one of the best kept diet secrets I know of. The reason being, they are loaded with concentrated minerals, vitamins and antioxidants all of which detoxify the system. Toxins are held in fat cells that keep on swelling the more we keep bombarding ourselves with junk foods and other toxins – some of which are obviously out of our control, like those in the water system, air pollution, plastics, and pesticides.


Green powder – A Powerful Detoxifyer

In fact, we live in a toxic world and these toxins are contributing to making us fat. Super food green powders are powerful detoxifiers that will help kick start the process of cleaning out your system.

One of the best super food powders I have found is Dr. Schulzes super food powder. It has a mix of specially dried green superfoods, such as spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass, and barley grass, plus other super foods, fruits and vegetables. This fantastic supplement also contains high levels of B- Vitamins for energy and central nervous system support .

This green beauty actually gives you a hit of energy within 20 minutes, and I swear you can see you skin and eyes glowing for hours afterwards. I often take it before a night out, or when I need to look my best and need to glow – it really works a treat!



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L-Glutamine Benefits


L-Glutamine Benefits - Power and Strength

L-Glutamine is another one of those buzzwords in the body building and fitness industry, and seems to be highly acclaimed for its ability strip fat and build lean muscle. In this post we will take a deeper look at L-Glutamine benefits and side effects, so you can decide for yourself this supplement is right for you.



L-Glutamine is an amino acid needed in the body for the biosynthesis of proteins. It is the most abundant amino acid in our bloodstream and more than 61% of our skeletal muscle is made up of it 90% of our body’s L-Glutamine is synthesised in our skeletal muscle.

However, there can be a problem sometimes with glutamine synthesis in certain individuals such as in the sick or premature babies, making it much herder for these individuals to produce their own. In such cases L-Glutamine is an essential amino acid.


WHEN WOULD I NEED TO SUPPLEMENT?l- glutamine helps build muscles

Glutamine is crucial in our bodies, it is essential for providing fuel to our cells in order to make other amino acids and to produce glucose. It is especially needed in times of stress, both physical and mental, when it will be burnt up very quickly. This is one of the reasons why L-Glutamine is so popular in the fitness industry where people in training are putting constant stress on their muscles and immune system.

When intensely training, levels of glutamine are vastly depleted, which decreases overall strength, stamina and recovery time. In fact, after an intense session it can take up to 6 days for levels to return to what they should be.


L- Glutamine for Muscle Repair and Growth

Studies show that glutamine supplementation can improve the metabolism of protein so it can not only be used for muscle repair and growth, but also minimise breakdown in the first place. Helping to prevent the breakdown of muscle is another reason why L-Glutamine is so popular with those in an intense training program, or lifting heavy weights.



L-Glutamine is definitely up there as a fat burner because it helps counteract the storage of fat to regulate weight, and also reduces cravings for sugar and alcohol. During intense exercise it helps with the process of outing fat without losing vital muscle mass, which is very easily done when exercising and is often a side effect of weight loss.

All this can be negated with a few simple strategies and a proper eating plan which will make sure you are getting all the amino acids you need from your diet, as well as supplementation if needed.

L-Carnitine is another amino acid I have been looking into recently, and it also has an impressive profile for fat burning during exercise, among many other benefits. This is often used alongside L-Glutamine for even more enhanced fat burning/muscle building effects. 

Please read here my post ‘Building Muscle Whilst burning Fat’ for many more ways to achieve the body you desire. There are so many ways in which to achieve this, and L-Glutamine supplements are just a small part of the story.


EXERCISE AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEMweight lifting will build muscle and burn fat

An intense workout (especially body building) depletes your stores of Glutamine, and as Glutamine plays such an important role in the immune system this can leave you more sucseptable to catching bugs and other illnesses. Who’s noticed getting sick after they know they have overdone it in the gym or running? I know I have! Pushing your body too far can really have a knock on effect on the immune system, and so it is vital to keep it strong.

This in itself could be a good reason to use L-Glutamine, especially if you do like to push yourself during training, which of course, is something that we need to do in order to get stronger, fitter and leaner. It is just a good idea not to take this too far if you want to keep your immune system strong.


Other Uses For L-Glutamine

L-Glutamine is also used in the medical world for many other reasons, one being as a protection for the immune system in patients undergoing cancer treatment such as radiotherapy. It is also used after bone marrow transplants and bowel surgery to improve recovery, prevent infection, and increase well-being.


L-GLUTAMINE AND MENTAL DISORDERSl-glutamine can ease mental problems as it can boost the neurotransmitter in the brain called GABA

L-Glutamine can also be used in the treatment of various mental illnesses and disorders, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia and ADHD. It has it has a stabilising effect, and unlike many other medications is able to cross the blood brain barrier. This means it may stimulate GABA, which is a neurotransmitter that sends chemical messages through the nervous system and brain, and changing the messages may result in relief from some of these disorders.

Although more research needs to be done in this field, as with many natural mood disorder treatments, sometimes it can be a case of trial and error to find what works for you.



Another very popular use for L-Glutamine is for healing cells in the lining of the gut that may have been damaged by LGS (leaky gut syndrome). LGS can often be a side effect of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). The inflammation that goes with this disorder can often damage the intestinal lining. Experts are not sure whether IBS causes LGS or vice versa as it is a field that still needs much research, and there is no real cure as of yet, not medically at least.


Other Issues Caused by leaky Gut;L-glutamine can help heal a leaky gut

Having a leaky gut can cause so many issues in the body and is fast becoming a leading chronic health issue. Some of the problems caused are – auto immune diseases, skin problems, allergies, asthma, autism, arthritis, SIRS and type 1 diabetes.

Symptoms of leaky gut include inflammatory diseases, food sensitivities, auto immune diseases, malabsorbption of key nutrients such as Vitamin B12, magnesium and other enzymes, and mood disorders, including autism. This is a long list and I haven’t gone into much detail here as it requires much more in depth study, but it seems that leaky gut syndrome may be a root cause of many problems and certainly requires deeper investigation.


Healing A Leaky Gut:

While L-Glutamine may help to repair a leaky gut, this is only a small part of the healing process and there are other steps that involve the cutting out of certain foods. These include foods such as sugar, grains, non organic animal products and alcohol, and also adding in healing foods such as live enzymes and probiotic foods.

It is after this that you would begin the repair process, and this is where L-Glutamane would come in with its abilities to heal and repair. After which the next step would be to repopulate the guts good bacteria with a course of good quality probiotics. All this is a process that needs to be done either under the supervision of a professional or with proper understanding of it.



  • Helps protein synthesis
  • Helps strip fat and promotes lean muscle growth
  • Is a great immune booster
  • May help with mental disorders such as depression and anxiety
  • May help combat insomnia
  • Has many medical uses (of which I would suggest you consult your doctor about before use)



As with all supplements, they are NOT all created equal. Some are filled with preservatives, chemicals, fillers and many more nasties, and if it is something you need to take long term then just think of how detrimental it would be to keep filling your body with rubbish. Many of these will have names that are unrecognisable, so many times you don’t really know what you are putting in your body or the potential side effects of this added junk.

Always buy from reputable companies and brands. Here I have sourced out what I think is good quality L-Glutamine

Trusted Brand – Amazon: SOLGAR 500mg L- GLUTAMINE CAPSULES


Possible Side Effects:

It is important to always read labels. Side effects are pretty rare and usually only occur when too much is taken, and generally mild, but may include stomach aches and cramps, nausea, vomiting, mild skin rash, dizziness, itching and headache. If these occur then you should stop taking the supplement and consult your doctor who may suggest a different dosage, or to stop completely.



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