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Glutathione Peroxidase Antioxidant
What blood tests other than glutathione peroxidase, and vit e can we do to check for oxidative stress markers in the body?
Lipid peroxides &...: The best marker in blood for oxidation is lipid peroxides. See http://www.Metametrix.Com/test-menu/profiles/oxidative-stress-indicators/lipid-peroxides it's also wise to check homocysteine levels, as high homocysteine causes oxidative stress. Urine 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine is also a good marker- see http://www.Metametrix.Com/test-menu/profiles/oxidative-stress-indicators/dna-oxidative-stress. ...Read more
Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more
Mostly all are fine: But check with your pharmacist to be sure of all interactions. ...Read more
I am 56 yrs old and has been taking felodipine for 6 yrs now for my hypertension. Is it safe for me to take glutathione as anti oxidant?
Not great evidence: The question is, what are you getting the injection for? There are parkinson disease "doctors" who promote this scam as a treatment for parkinson disease when a recent trial did not show benefit. It is very expensive and of dubious benefit. There are a lot of sites that promote glutathione injections for other reasons...You'll notice that none of the sites are medical, and all are expensive. ...Read more
Yes, but you do not: Need to buy it from a store. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco in any form and do not take any more than one drink on a given day. ...Read more
Ambiguous: It depends on exactly what you want to know. Glutathione does serve an important function in the body(Free radical scavenger) but such an effect has not been easy to show when Glutathione is used as a supplement or as a medication for any medical conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stomach upset: Glutathione is usually well tolerated. Some people may have some stomach upset. Please realize that stomach acid destroys most of the glutathione you take - very little of it will ever make it into your body. Nac (n-acetylcysteine) pushes your natural pathways to make more glutathione. Nac actually does survive stomach acid and can make it into your body. B vitamins, zinc, vit c can also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer