We are all likely deficient in one or more neurotransmitters for any number of reasons: Stress, pregnancy, too little sleep, poor nutrition, chronic disease… Glutamine is an amino acid neurotransmitter.

 

The brain feeds from either glutamine or glucose. Glucose is what the brain gets from sugar and carbohydrate foods. If you give it glutamine, it actually shuts down the craving response. This amino acid has been found to help reduce, and even eliminate, sugar and starch cravings within minutes. 

 

When removing sugar and processed starchy foods from your diet, cravings can be extreme for the first week.  After a month of eating healthy foods that do not contain right spin sugars, these cravings should be gone. Glutamine can help you get through the removal period with relative ease.