If I could go back to the day I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis and start on just one supplement, this would be the one. L-Glutamine is almost famous in fitness circles for speeding up post exercise recovery. However, we’re taking this for a completely different reason. You and I want to take L-Glutamine to repair our gut. This essential amino acid is the primary fuel used by the cells in your gut lining. The thing most people don’t know about Ankylosing Spondylitis is the fact that leaky gut is quite usually present when we are having a “flare up.” Ultimately, repairing the gut was the single thing that helped me get my A.S. under control naturally. This was largely due to taking L-Glutamine. 

If you’re anything like me, your A.S. was also accompanied by stomach related symptoms like diarrhea and constant lose stool. While a stomach friendly diet is incredibly important for recovering from Ankylosing Spondylitis as well, you should start this supplement even if you haven’t adjusted your diet yet.

Some people take this in a powder form, but I found that these capsules from “pure encapsulations” were excellent quality and did the trick. They recommend taking one pill a day I believe, but this is likely because L-Glutamine is quite commonly marketed for athletes. I found that taking two pills in the morning, and two pills after the work day, was the perfect amount for me on average. However, I did take eight pills a day at my peak of trying to repair my leaky gut. Whatever amount you decide to take, I would advise gradually working up to it starting with one pill.

I do not take it as much as I used to, as my gut is well on its way to being in good shape. However, I still take a maintenance dosage of two pills every day.

Just remember, it can take months and years to heal your gut completely. I don’t actually even like using the word “completely” because a modern American diet is always attacking our stomach lining in awful ways. Stick with this stuff for many months, and you’ll thank me later. 🙂 

As always, you can reach out to me with questions on Twitter or Instagram. You can also join my Ankylosing Spondylitis Facebook Group, and shared your thoughts there.

This pill didn’t give me any negative side effects besides getting warm and sweaty. This does give me a bit of an energy burst, albeit small.

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