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Selenium, ’Shrooms, Astragalus, and Andrographis

Monday, 10 December 2018 by | Comments: 1

How a Trace Mineral, Maitake Mushroom, and Adaptogenic Herbs Offer Comprehensive Immune Protection by Carrie Decker ND. The times when we need additional immune support often hit us by surprise. Whether it is waking up with a sore throat and the sniffles or leaving work early with a fever and the chills, we often don’t

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Looking at Life Through Redox Glasses

Thursday, 20 October 2011 by | Comments: 1

Richard Deth, Ph.D., is a neuropharmacologist and professor of pharmacology at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Deth has published scientific studies on the role of D4 dopamine receptors in psychiatric disorders, as well as the book, Molecular Origins of Human Attention: The Dopamine-Folate Connection. His current research is directed toward understanding the roles of redox and methylation in autism, and he has served on the scientific advisory boards of the National Autism Association, the Autism Research Institute and Generation RescueFocus: You say you view life through redox glasses—not the proverbial rose-colored glasses—and that this perspective has changed how you see life and health. Can you tell us about that?

RD: In the simplest terms, maintaining life can be viewed as the ability to resist oxidation. Oxygen is essential to life, but oxygen is like fire. It can be very damaging and needs to be controlled by antioxidants, known as “reducing” molecules. Balancing reduction and oxidation—or redox–is the fundamental challenge of life. What’s great about that word, redox, is that it shows that they are profoundly linked and that we need both. Once you understand this relationship, it leads to all kinds of new insights.

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Oral Glutathione Equivalent to IV Therapy!

Tuesday, 11 January 2011 by | Comments: 11

Michael Ash BSc DO ND F.DipION and Marty Jones PharmD review the changing face of glutathione and explore the acetylated form as an alternative to IV glutathione therapy.

Reduced glutathione also known as glutathione or GSH is found in all living systems.[1] Lowered tissue GSH levels have been observed in several disease conditions.[2] The restoration of cell GSH levels in a number of these conditions have proven to be beneficial. Thus, strategies to boost cell glutathione level are of marked therapeutic significance.

GSH is the smallest of the intracellular thiols (a compound that contains the functional group composed of a sulphur-hydrogen bond (-SH) hence its unpleasant smell when mercaptans are released)  and its high donating electron capacity combined with dense intracellular concentration provides significant oxidative reducing capacity.[3]

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