The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
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Sodium ascorbate vs. ascorbic acid for glutamate-induced neurotoxicity

Discussion in 'Sleep' started by Mary, May 20, 2017.

  1. Mary

    Mary Forum Support Assistant

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    I'm afraid I don't know :thumbdown:

    Niacin and niacinamide stimulate or sensitize GABA receptors (I take niacin at night for sleep) so it seems they would be helpful for excess glutamate.

    I would try high dose vitamin C also, taking it every couple of hours, to mop up excess glutamate. Resveratrol and calcium pyruvate are also glutamate scavengers.
     
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    BadBadBear Senior Member

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    Why not just take some bicarb for the acidity? When I was making DIY 'liposomal' C, the recommendation was to buffer it with bicarb. It should do the trick.

    In my electrolyte mix, I use C and potassium bicarb fairly religiously.
     
  3. Gondwanaland

    Gondwanaland Senior Member

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    I became intolerant to the sodium in the Na-Bicarb, and a couple of years ago I tried ~30mg of K-Bicarb and it lowered my BP so much it was really scary.

    PS nothing seems to be straightforward, ever :ill::ill::ill:
     
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    BadBadBear Senior Member

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    True, its never very simple. I tend to low BP but K bicarb never bothers me. No idea why? I do usually add an equal amt of salt. Maybe it balances. :D
     
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