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Methylation Block without gluthathione depletion?

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by Koivy, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Koivy

    Koivy

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    I recently had a Spectracell test and it showed that I had adequate levels of gluthathione (slightly above the minimum reference). I was deficient in Vitamin B3 and B6, folate, zinc, and coenzyme Q-10.

    Is it still possible to have problems with my methylation cycle if I do not seem to have gluthathione depletion?

    Thanks!
  2. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I'm not sure if Spectracell measures reduced glutathione or total glutathione--they are different and reduced is what we need.

    Sushi
  3. invisiblejungle

    invisiblejungle Senior Member

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    Koivy, if someone has low reduced glutathione and high oxidized glutathione, their total glutathione could look normal event though the person is having methylation issues. If Spectracell didn't specify, they probably tested for total glutathione. The reason why Rich VanK recommended the Vitamin Diagnostics methylation panel is because they test for reduced and oxidized glutathione.
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  4. Koivy

    Koivy

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    Thanks so much for the info! I am less confused now :)

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