A potent antioxidant, glutathione eliminates free radicals, detoxifies and removes heavy metals like lead, mercury and cadmium from the body, recycles oxidized vitamin C back to useful vitamin C, and protects cells from damage from oxidative stress.
A healthy person produces several grams of glutathione daily, but Dr. Patricia Salvato of Houston, Texas, has found that CFS patients are often deficient. It may help to take magnesium and glutathione together: in a high-quality study in Belgium, patients who were magnesium deficient (47 percent) had significantly lower total antioxidant capacity in their blood. Magnesium deficient patients whose magnesium stores didn’t improve even after oral supplementation with 10 mg magnesium per day also had persistently lower blood glutathione levels.(40)
Recommendation: Have your physician do a whole blood glutathione or glutathione peroxidase test. If they’re low, Dr. Salvato reports that oral glutathione does not enter the cells even taken in massive doses and proposes intramuscular injections instead. Some CFS patients have taken 100 mg. glutathione combined with 1 mg. of ATP injections twice weekly with good results. (In a study of 276 CFIDS patients —218 women and 58 men— who received weekly injections of glutathione/ATP injections, 82 percent (226 patients) reported less fatigue and 196 experienced improvement in memory and concentration, while 171 experienced lower levels of pain. A few patients had heart palpitations thought to have come from the ATP.)
Post Edited (jev) : 3/26/2009 12:13:07 PM (GMT-6)
Oops.......I sincerely hope all the rest of you are seeing this topic in a more regular format.
I somehow managed to stretch this format well beyond where it should be making it much
more difficult to read. I'm not sure how it happened but I'll gladly fix it if someone here can
give me some advice on how! (LOL)