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Glutathione Panel

PostPosted: October 20th, 2014, 2:26 pm
by misterjuanperalta
Hi,

Discuss with your neurologists getting a Glutathione panel done. Low levels may be contributing to symptoms. Quest Diagnostics performs the test.

Regards

Re: Glutathione Panel

PostPosted: October 20th, 2014, 5:58 pm
by Little Lost
My only problem is that the reference levels of this test are still in infancy ( concluded from only 100 people ).

Wouldn't low glutathione result in low serum vitamin B12, or do they mean your B12 is expressed at normal levels, but are a functional defective ?

This would be a problem for people like myself ( a few on this site), who have constantly low folic acid. I take folic acid supplements because my serum B12 is normal. However if it turns out to there but functionally defective then by taking folic acid I would risk nerve damage.

I will have to read the literature, and I will soon, but interesting.
Thanks
Hx

Re: Glutathione Panel

PostPosted: October 20th, 2014, 6:38 pm
by misterjuanperalta
I think it's the best candidate, given the alternatives.

Re: Glutathione Panel

PostPosted: October 22nd, 2014, 9:38 am
by mwagner
I was deficient in glutathione, but everything I've read is that most people are deficient (due to the every day stressors of life, bad diets, etc.). I now take NAC almost every day, and have experienced zero difference in my twitching. BUT, it is still essential to make sure you're in normal ranges of glutathione, as it is so essential for good health.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-h ... 30494.html

Re: Glutathione Panel

PostPosted: October 22nd, 2014, 3:17 pm
by leaflea
Mitra, what is NAC?

Re: Glutathione Panel

PostPosted: October 22nd, 2014, 5:19 pm
by misterjuanperalta
N-acetyl cysteine

Re: Glutathione Panel

PostPosted: October 22nd, 2014, 7:33 pm
by mwagner
Thanks for answering that for me. You can buy NAC anywhere. It also is great for liver support.

I've been taking it for a while, and haven't noticed any difference in my twitching, though. However, I think for my overall well-being, I'm hoping that it is boosting my glutathione. I will be checking my levels again soon.

You can also just take glutathione and I have heard mixed things. Some say that it doesn't absorb well enough to increase your levels, and NAC is better at providing the building block for glutathione. But I have a doctor who says otherwise.

Mitra