As you know, brain function is dependent upon glucose levels. When there is a lack of brain fuel, the following are possibilities:
2. Hypoglycemic (craves sugar)
3. Alcoholic (craves alcohol)
These occur because the brain is basically ""starving."" Fortunately recent research indicates that L-Glutamine can act as a substitute for glucose and prevent the three occurrences listed above happening. As a matter of fact, L-Glutamine (converted to Glutamic Acid) is the only source of energy the brain has outside of glucose.
Hypoglycemia: On a college campus, two groups of students were allowed free access to vending machines with high sugar foods. One group was given L-Glutamine while the other was given a placebo. The placebo group consumed four times as much sweets as the L-Glutamine group.
Alcohol: In a controlled study a group of alcoholics were supplemented with L-Glutamine without their knowledge (L-Glutamine is odorless). A reduction in alcohol consumption was seen in 77% of the cases. <BR