Dr. Carolyn Dean, a respected researcher and doctor in private practice states "MSG, gluten, glutamine, and glutamic acid are all in the same family and are all placing a strain on our magnesium stores. Wheat has been hybridized, which increases the gluten content. Glutamates such as monosodium glutamate (MSG) are used in most processed foods...Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body. Most glutamine is made and stored in muscles and lung tissue, and it helps protect the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. For that reason, some researchers have suggested that people who have inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease) may not have enough glutamine. This finding led to the widespread use of glutamine for leaky gut and all manner of intestinal imbalance. However, two clinical trials found that taking glutamine supplements did not improve symptoms of Crohn's disease."