Richvank: Glutathione Helping, But...

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by equanimous, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. equanimous

    equanimous New Member

    Hi again Rich,

    So I keep thinking maybe I should be emailing you privately with my questions, but then I think that maybe my questions and your answers might be useful to other members of the forum. Hopefully they are : ) So I'm almost definitely feeling an effect from the liposomal glutathione, and, I don't know how to explain this exactly, but I'm feeling both like I have more energy (especially mental energy) and also that I'm feeling more sleepy. It sort of feels like it's giving me more energy but some part of my body can't keep up (sort of like if I were to use caffeine or some other stimulant although not quite that bad). Are there other important energy producers in my body that could still be depleted meaning that I couldn't fully utilize the energy that the glutathione is trying to give me? I'm thinking things like CoQ10 or something. I guess it's still too early on to know how the glutathione is going to ultimately effect me, but it seems like it's probably a good thing for me to be taking, so I want to maximize the benefit from it.

  2. richvank

    richvank New Member

    Hi, Liz.

    If you are taking liposomal glutathione together with the methylation treatment, you are the first person I've heard from who is doing that. I'm happy to hear that it seems that the glutathione is helping your brain function in some way, though you are more sleepy.

    Since I don't have experience with this combination yet, it's difficult for me to answer your question. I can only operate on the basis of biochemical theory, since the experience is not there yet. This, of course, makes things a little uncertain :)-).

    I think that the best I can do is to list the supplements that support the mitochondria, which normally produce most of the ATP in the cells, and thus are most responsible for supplying available energy. Dr. Myhill has put together a mitochondrial package, and it includes Co Q-10 as you mentioned, carnitine, D-ribose, magnesium, and B-vitamins. Perhaps those would be helpful, since they are often found to be depleted in PWCs.

    Best regards,

  3. equanimous

    equanimous New Member

    Thanks so much for the info. I'll keep you updated on the progress regarding the liposomal glutathione in conjunction with the methylation treatment. I know that my Co Q-10 and magnesium levels have been dangerously low in the past, so I'm going to focus on those first, and then proceed accordingly. One thing at a time though. Btw, I can't even tell you how helpful you have been. With your help and the help of a specialist I went to see, I've gone from bedridden to working a part time job and pursuing all sorts of physical activities like rock climbing that wouldn't have been possible before. I've also started to pursue a second job which happens to be my passion as well (fire dancing). So thank you thank you thank you.