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Glutamine and Aspartame are excitotoxins: They kill neurons !
Thursday, January 24 2002 - Filed under: General
Last night I slept only 4 hours. I went to bed at 12:00. Then, at 4:30
AM I recognized I was in an endless brain-loop. I was in a very
confused state and my brain had been in a loop (thinking and rethinking
stupid thoughts) for several hours. When I finally recognized it, I
checked the clock and saw it was 4:30. When I came back to my senses,
it took another hour before I finally managed to fall asleep. This is
exactly what I experience when I would have (mistakenly) taken some
aspartame the day before.
Just now I remembered I had taken some glutamine the morning before. A
part of the glutamine is converted into glutamate and it acts as
excitotoxin. It overexcites the neurones in the brain, making it
impossible to sleep. It leaves one in a strange state between sleeping
and heavy brain activity. It's a very strange experience.
Why am I so sensitive to excitoxins ? It might be my brain-blood
barrier isn't working 100%. I think it has more to do with my elevated
serum calcium levels. The calcium flows into the cell when aspartame or
glutamate opens the calcium channel by triggering the NMDA receptor.
The calcium then acts by causing the neuron to fire. In the process
many free radicals are produced. So, last night my brain activity must
have been like fireworks. Also, I think I must have lost a couple
million neurons.. Not a pretty thought at all. No more glutamine for me
I thought I'd let you know about the dangers of glutamine.