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Nac Vs Glutathione
I'm thinking of taking nac supplement to boost my glutathione levels. Is there anything I should think in consideration before doing so? Is it safe?
Should be safe: If you are asking about n-acetylcysteine, not a bad choice to indirectly affect CNS glutathione, which is the main free radical scavenger in the brain. Cysteine causes GI distress, and glutathione does not cross the brain-blood barrier, but nac converts to cysteine once in spinal fluid. Relatively safe and well tolerated and in medical food, cerefolin-nac. ...Read more
Can NAC (every other day to minimise potential reduced glutathione production)help chronic low level inflammation in the liver and perhaps GI tract?
It is impossible to say for certain, given the lack of research on this, but NAC has many health benefits and also increases glutathione, which is anti-inflammatory.
I advise about 1200 mg of NAC/day- no point in limiting to every other day.
See http://www. Lef. Org/magazine/2010/5/N-Acetyl-Cysteine/Page-01
& http://www. Huffingtonpost. Com/dr-mark-hyman/glutathione-the-mother-of_b_530494.html ...Read more
Hair, skin and nails vitamins, green tea, glutathione, grape seed, alpha lipoic acid, msm, nac can I take them during pregnancy.
Pregnancy: A number of the supplements you mentioned are strong antioxidants and affect the redox potential in the cell. The process of cellular differentiation has been shown to be influenced by the redox status of the cell. While it is likely that small amounts of the substances are ok, it is prudent to stick with your prenatal vitamins and avoid substances whose effects are not fully understood. ...Read more
Would you recommend taking NAC supplements to boost the body's glutathion levels, for someone suffering with motor tics and/or OCD, dermatillomania?
To increase Glutathione levels in body - please rank in terms of efficiency e.g. 80% or whatever - Acetyle Glutathione, Liposomal Glutathione, IV.
No one really knows:
I don't think there's been enough research for anyone to answer your question. One small study suggests Acetyl Glutathione may be more effective than IV Glutathione- see http://www. Nleducation. Co.uk/resources/reviews/oral-glutathione-equivalent-to-iv-therapy/
Both Liposomal & Acetyl Glutathione are well-absorbed & effective; I have not seen any studies comparing these so no one can say for sure. ...Read more
Can having low glutathione levels, e.G. From excessive physical training, amplify side effects from prescription drugs?
Doubtful: Serum glutathione is not a standard test in evidence-based medicine, and the only study I could find is a 1992 article by some physiologists confirming that it does its anti-oxidant job well when we exercise. Don't confront your practitioner (who is probably sincere), but do be careful -- I'm concerned that this is fringe medicine. ...Read more
A protein.: Glutathione is a protein made up of three peptides that is synthesized by the body. It is significant because it is involved in a number of important biochemical pathways in the body. It helps to detoxify the body of certain substances, it is important in iron metabolism, is used in dna synthesis and repair, and regulates Nitric Oxide handling. ...Read more
Not that I know of.: Glutathione is an antioxidant substance. I know of no direct link between glutathione and development of cancer. Some scientists and physicians propose that glutathione may be 'protective' against certain forms of cancer. To my knowledge, this substance is poorly absorbed by the human GI tract, and the value of supplementation in the diet or as a drug is uncertain. Ask your doc before taking. ...Read more
Glutathione is a renewing antioxidant. I give it as an I.V. push frequently.
Oral glutathione would be in a liquid and smells like rotten eggs!
For many people, taking N.A.C. (N-Acetylcholine), which is a precursor of glutathione, works great at pushing their glutathione levels. Some people really need the I.V. ...Read more
Acetylvs. Lypospheric: Regular glutathione is poorly absorbed. Lypospheric and acetyl-l-glutathione are the best choices. I haven't seen any studies that say which of those is best. Lypospheric is a gel with an unpleasant taste and odor while Acetyl comes as capsules. I don't know which brand is best but both are available from reliable companies. See http://naturedoc. Com/glp/lypo-spheric-gsh. Html for more information. ...Read more
Not likely: Glutathione is produced naturally by the liver and I'm not aware of any toxicity problems with it. It is sometimes actually given to patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis. Any other questions can be answered by your pharmacist who has more access to this information. ...Read more
Glutathione IV is GIVEN in patients with kidney failure to supposedly help "tired blood" (anemia) There are no scientifically based medical studies showing the effectiveness of supplementing this chemical which is produced in large quantities in normal LIVER.
MY OPINION ONLY
Hope it helps
Dr Z ...Read more
Why: Why are you taking it? What benefit do you believe it has? ...Read more
According to epocrates, a medical application, there is no interaction between
glutathione and xenical. ...Read more
Safe but worthless: Save your money. Ignore the glowing claims. There is no benefit to anybody except those who take your money. ...Read more
Probably: Glutathione is usually taken orally. The question is why you are using it IV and who is giving it to you. Your menstrual period doesn't increase the risk and in fact may decrease it since you know you aren't pregnant and safety in pregnancy hasn't been tested but there is some risk of any IV medication if someone who knows what they are doing administers it and uses sterile technique doesn't give it ...Read more
Don't do it!: Who's offering you glutathione? Is this part of a lighten-you-skin scam? A "protect you from cancer" scam? You don't want this. The slight impact it may have on your natural skin color isn't worth the price, and nowadays in almost all the world, judging a person on skin color is the height of ignorance. It'll solve nothing. ...Read more
Not really known: Glutathione is involved in cell growth and survival and in protecting cells from oxidative stress. There are some laboratory studies on cancer cells and in animals that suggest increased levels of glutathione in cancer cells may make them stronger, better able to survive in the harsher environment outside their normal home in the body, and grow faster. It may also help them resist chemotherapy. ...Read more
Glutathione: Comes in 3 forms; oral, sublingual and IV. Oral form is useless because it is broken down before it can be effective. IV is most effective because it is put directly into the bloodstream. Sublingual COULD be effective, but it depends entirely on the manufacturer making a form which is rapidly absorbed. Since this is unregulated, most companies just want your money. ...Read more
No: No evidence of this.Get a more detailed answer ›
Please can you tell me if Glutathione pills can affect the person having family history of Vitiligo?
Glutathione: Glutathione is considered the master antioxidant. It will convert the melanogenesis pathway from eumelanogenesis (dark pigment) to phaeomelanogenesis (red/yellow). People get IV GSH injections in parts of the world to help lighten or whiten skin because oral GSH is poorly absorbed and gets broken down by stomach acid. Topical GSH has poor penetration through the epidermis. Avoid GSH if hx vitiligo ...Read more
I want to take L-Glutathione injections for skinlighting. Will it have any side effects on me? Is it dangerous?
I doubt that it help: It is safe and has no side effects. But it does not do any good either. So it is financial toxicity that you will have. Speak to someone who has taken it and benefited from this medication. ...Read more
Hello sir. ....... Is glutathione pills is safe...For skin whitning.? If not then please suggest me any drug which is available in india
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the correct treatment. ...Read more
My skin colour is very dark and I want to lighten it. Can I use l-glutathione if yes then how many tablet per day I should take. My age is 17.
Skin lightener: For l-glutathione to work you need high doses of the pill for it to work. Considering your age I would advise against it since we don't know its long term attacks. ...Read more
Glutathione: Almost no information is available about the possible symptoms of a glutathione overdose. In fact, it is not even known if a glutathione overdose is even possible. An oral overdose of the supplement is probably unlikely, as research suggests that glutathione is poorly absorbed into the body when taken by mouth. Problems due to an overdose are probably molikely y occur if glutathione is taken im. ...Read more
No medical use:
It is an interesting chemical and plays an important role in our metabolism. But there is no need or benefit in taking it by mouth or applying to skin as some folks do to get whitening!
Why are your interested in it?? ...Read more
Glutathione is: A chemical that has "sh", suhydryl moieties, portions of the chemical that may have the ability to scavenge free radicals, or tissues injured by radiation. There isa product called Ethyol in this category. Problem is, that they form disulfides which are prone to cause sever nausea and vomiting. I would not recommend that you use this chemical for whatever reason you are thinking of using it. ...Read more
Why take it.:
Taking gluthathione IV is not going to do you any good, other than lighten your wallet, so why do it?
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Anti oxident: Glutathione is tripeptide of glutamic acid, cystein and glycine, anti oxidant, helps immune system, abundant in body. G.Accelerators are supplements sold, to boost the system, no scientific proof it helps only one that helps are the people who sell them with various labels. ...Read more
Glutathione is a protein produced by our bodies that is an antioxidant. It plays key roles in clearing toxins and immune function. It is very safe to take though poorly-absorbed unless taken as liposomal or acetyl-L-glutathione. We can also take supplements like N-acetylcysteine, Alpha lipoic acid and milk thistle and eat foods that help our bodies make more of it.
See http://tinyurl. Com/n2wu2pw ...Read more