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How does one naturally boost Glutathione levels?

Discussion in 'Feedback/Suggestions' started by Tfreeman, Dec 13, 2021.

  1. Tfreeman

    Tfreeman New Member

    My GGT is always high on my bloodwork. The redox rx says a high GGT = low glutathione. How do I raise them naturally?
  2. Dan2

    Dan2 Pedantic schlub

    Do you already eat a lot of foods that have lots of the amino acids that are precursors for it, like meat or eggs or dairy? If you do, maybe it's some liver function that could be improved. Milk thistle seed tea would be a good thing to try for generally improving liver function (the seeds ground to powder in a coffee grinder or not much will be extracted into the water; about a teaspoon or tablespoon a day, simmered to make a decoction (decoction means simmering for about 15 minutes in a saucepot instead of just pouring hot water over it and letting it steep like a tea bag)).



    It’s true that your body produces and recycles it’s own supply of glutathione. Unfortunately this synthesis only occurs if you have the correct pre-cursors and ingredients to do so. The process of glutathione synthesis is highly regulated by two major enzymatic steps which both disease and environmental factors can disrupt.

    A tripeptide of glutamine, cysteine and glycine, the most common limiting factor in producing glutathione is the semi-essential amino acid Cysteine. The glutamine and glycine are generally not lacking in a typical Western diet.


    Two ATP requiring enzymatic steps synthesize GSH from amino acids.

    L-glutamate + L-cysteine + ATP → γ-glutamyl-L-cysteine + ADP + Pi
    Gamma-glutamylcysteine is synthesized from L-glutamate and cysteine via the enzyme gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase. (This is the rate limiting step, again often due to lack of available cysteine.)

    γ-glutamyl-L-cysteine + L-glycine + ATP → GSH + ADP + Pi
    Glycine is added to the C-terminal of gamma-glutamylcysteine via the enzyme glutathione synthetase.


    Even though glutathione is synthesized from precursor amino acids in virtually every cell, the liver has your highest concentration because it’s hepatocyte cells have unique GSH synthesis abilities.

    The ability to convert methionine to cysteine through the transsulfuration pathway, and the regulation of GSH biosynthesis based on rate of export into plasma, bile, and mitochondria. Short answer, the liver is responsible for mitochondrial glutathione."
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  3. If I may add @Dan2 -

    Most of the time when addressing GGT it is approached from a dietary perspective
    (gluten, IgG food allergies, poor diet, yeast overgrowth)​

    It has been well established that glutathione metabolism (synthesized from cysteine) occurs in the liver thru the trans-sulphuration pathway.


    The study of cytosolic synthesis & disposal ->
    Role of the Liver in lnterorgan Homeostasis of Glutathione and Cyst(e)ine


    Liver and Intracellular Glutathione Compartmentalization, in the nucleus, mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum. mGSH: mitochondrial GSH; mGSSG: mitochondrial GSSG.​

    Ok, cool - So how do you improve that? Can you supplement your way to health?

    If glutathione metabolism is synthesized in the liver, perhaps our question maybe -> So how's your liver functioning?
    • High levels of gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) shows poor liver function.
    What has Dr. @Jack Kruse recommended for improving liver function?

    We know he's talked about the liver's role in "vitamin" D3 production; but what has he said specifically on how to improve it?
    So far... crickets...​

    But my study of light-water-magnetism shows there are treatments using photobiomodulation.
    • Reference book "Handbook of Photomedicine" page 505 photobiomodulation therapy is used on primary liver cancer.
      • Light delivery using laser-pumped dye (630 nm) three treatments spots per session. A light dose of 220 J/cm^2 was deliverd at fluence rates of 300-350nW/cm for each spot.
      • The best results came from four or more sessions with a 75% rate of decrease in the alpha-fetoprotein levels.

    • From the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology "Mechanisms and Mitochondrial Redox Signaling in Photobiomodulation" - https://sci-hub.se/10.1111/php.12864, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC5844808/
      • Photobiomodulation has a marked effect on stem cells, and this is proposed to operate via mitochondrial redox signaling.
    Nitric oxide can inhibit this process by binding to CuB, and it is proposed that red or NIR light can dissociate this noncovalently bound NO increasing the rate of respiration and ATP production.

    What is of interest for us is -> reduced glutathione (GSH), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and catalase (CAT) activities increased
    Ok nice - so what's the therapeutic dose for increasing our liver's synthesis of glutathione?
    don't know
    Here's a guess -
    Go to 9:30 for dosage in Joules​

    The sweet spot is usually between 10–20 joules per square centimeter (10J/cm² — 20J/cm²), although this “sweet spot” can vary depending upon the body part and the treatment.
    • More superficial tissues, such as your skin, teeth, or superficial blood vessels, need a low dosage of 3-10 Joules
    • Deeper tissues, which include your muscles, joints, organs, or bones, need between 20 and 60 Joules. Most studies actually stay around the 20-40 J dose, every few days.
    Since we maybe interested in liver function, we may want a dosage of 20-40 Joules on our liver area.
    Remember the article above: "A light dose of 220 J/cm^2 was deliverd at fluence rates of 300-350nW/cm for each spot."
    So a dose between 20-40 Joules is well below.​

    Dose Analysis of Photobiomodulation Therapy - https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2020/8145616/
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2021
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  4. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Great job, as usual. Thank you.

    Can you please keep working on it until you are able to work out proposed protocol?

    Assume attempt to reach sweet spot (10J/cm² — 20J/cm²) ---->> 15J/cm²
    Using EMR Firestorm, at the distance of 15 cm from the skin
    pointing toward the liver
    Time minutes per each session
    Number of sessions per day,
    Other descriptions, every day, every other day, similar, how long? weeks, months, years

    Would the skin be able to withstand this amount of radiation?
  5. Can we enlist Dr. @Jack Kruse into the evaluation of biological impact criterion?

    As with most studies, in order to reach a therapeutic dose, we need to find the "goldilocks" parameters; then we can start a clinical trial.
  6. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Just figure your best guess.

    Revisions will come latter.

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    JanSz Gold

  8. Tfreeman

    Tfreeman New Member

    Thank you all for this info!

    I do have almost every single symptom of a glutathione deficiency, so I'm hoping that my EMR device will start to work along with being outside often.

    My liver is completely over burdened which would make sense why my GGT, AST, ALT, cholesterol, triglycerides and more won't go down even on epi paleo. I'm trying to work on increasing my glutathione naturally, and Jack's redox rx seems to be one important component as it says:
    "Meyer cocktails, HBO therapy, and infrared therapy will improve your redox potential. You will need the help of your doctor to gain access to most of these therapies. They need proper context to your specific issues. There are several additional useful biomarkers for identifying patients in whom glutathione is low. One such indicator is elevated Gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT), the enzyme that breaks down glutathione from the blood to allow its importation into the cells. Up-regulation of GGT has been observed in cells deficient in glutathione."

    Therefore, infrared therapy for me is extremely important, I just don't know what amount of time I should be spending with my EMR firewave.

    My main issues are mast cell activation, POTS, histamine and inflammatory responses, and what those in the functional medicine world called mold toxicity and biotoxin illness. I believe the mold issues are stemming from a lifetime of a lack of sunlight as well as a glutathione deficiency.

    Due to my symptoms and sensitivity, light, water, magnetism are taking quite a while to heal it, even in my remote location. I use SUN, activated charcoal, bentonite clay, and chlorella to reduce my histamine and lower th2, and also am in the process of trying to raise th1.

    I was listening to a podcast last week on betterhealthguy blogcast with Dr. Frank Shallenberger who said that vaccines literal purpose is to stimulate the th2 immune response to create antibodies, he said "Vaccines are – the definition of a good vaccine is it stimulates Th2. It stimulates Th2. So I’m thinking the biggest single reason we have people walking around now, especially said the under 40 crowd, the under 40 crowd has been exposed to something like – it’s more than 10, it’s 10, it’s 20, it’s about 20 times more vaccinations as children than the over 40 year old group. So I am quite sure that a lot of the problems that we’re seeing in society today from the allergies, to autoimmune disease, to the Lyme disease, to all these kind of stuff, especially in these young people. And I can’t tell you how we see stuff in the under 40 group like stage four cancers that I never saw before. I never saw – that would be like weird if I’d see something – It’s like every day normal now. And I’m pretty convinced that the very heart of it is this over vaccination that we have gotten into since what, the late 70s, early 80s."
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  9. @Tfreeman have you had a chance to read @Anna Vargo journal - https://forum.jackkruse.com/index.p...sleep-irritable-bladder-sinus-headaches.26689

    I've noticed you've been online it seems since January 2020, but I don't see that you've made a journal. Depending on your membership, you create a thread on https://forum.jackkruse.com/index.php?forums/my-optimal-journal.17/

    To give you ideas -
    Consider constructing a brief "quantum health history":

    Stratify your findings into: urgent, critical and needs improvement

    Quantify your health history - Where have you lived, for how long,
    • Latitude, city, state, country, zip code
    • Did you symptoms progress from location to location?
    What were the environment(s) you’ve lived in:
    • Are you sleeping (at home) or are you working (at the office) in an nnEMF toxic soup? Have you had these environment(s) tested?
    • Is there mold in your “home”, apartment, or wherever you spend most of your time?
    • Have you been “exposed” to viruses, bacteria’s, which maybe currently “dormant”?
    What are your “health practices”
    • Nutrition – what goes in your mouth
    • Exercise – when, where, what type and how much?
    • Recovery – what is the quality of your sleep, sunlight therapy?
    And a bit about family history specially your mother's and her mother, etc.​

    You mentioned above: "My main issues are mast cell activation, POTS, histamine and inflammatory responses"
    These typically are a very low redox set of symptoms. Hopefully, you may find something in @Anna Vargo journal.
    Trust your intuition,
    Grandpa John
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  10. Dan2

    Dan2 Pedantic schlub

    Have you tried a (more or less strict) carnivore(ish) diet to maybe let your immune system renormalize? Or similar to that, if you digest milk well, the "milk cure" diet (and maybe with added salt)? That'd be something to do for about 1-3 weeks, not as good to do for several months like carnivore might be.


    Anke Zimmerman's a homeopath who treats vaccine damage.

    Nov.1, 2021 WAPF podcast with Anke Zimmerman:

    Understanding And Healing Vaccine Injuries
    By Anke Zimmerman, July 20, 2020:

    Mentioned in that article:
    "Step by step all asumed causative factors (vaccines, regular medication, environmental toxic exposures, effects of illness, etc.) are cleared with the homeopathically prepared, that is diluted and potentized substances that were administered prior to the onset of autism."


    Conversations with Dr. Cowan & Friends Ep 24: Leslie Manookian

    They talk about homeopathic detox of vaccines.

    https://healthfreedomdefense.org/contact-us/ (linked to from the bottom of the three circles on the right side of lesliemanookian.com)


    National Center for Homeopathy

    North American Society of Homeopaths


    National Vaccine Information Center's Alphabetical List of Wellness and Holistic Health Organizations:

    "If you are looking for a physician or health care professional with an integrative and complimentary health practice that focuses on holistic approaches to maintaining health, below are organizations that may be able to provide physician referrals..."


    Molecular hydrogen therapy (moreso when inhaled) is good for improving redox and normalizing the immune system (I'm not sure how long it makes continued effects for that after the supplemented molecular hydrogen that was free to react in the blood has reacted though). Oxidation and reduction are both useful in context and so the regulation of the interactions of each is important. I can't explain it well, but look at Tyler LeBaron's Molecular Hydrogen Institute, Molecular hydrogen therapy, he says (and others; lots of research in Japan about it), selectively reduces some kinds of oxidation radicals (selective antioxidant), and hormetically gently stimulates useful oxidation, making it a (quoting Tyler) "adaptogenic redox modulator".






    Here's a good interview with Tyler LeBaron:


    The two posts before that are good too.
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2021
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  11. Tfreeman

    Tfreeman New Member

    Hi everyone,

    My journal and story is here:

    Right now I'm dealing with continued mental health struggles, tricky mast cells, continued biotoxin illness.
    I did get down to Florida for a few days last week and it was the best I've felt in a long time - perfect combination of LWM.
    I am also dealing with the last few days of covid. I got the vaccine in March of 2021 when I was still working in a school.

    Goals after 6 years of illness:
    Improve motivation/dopamine boost
    Decrease anxiety/panic
    Improve my immune system with LWM
    Decrease my food sensitivity, especially my allergy to shrimp lobster crab.
    Decrease mini seizure/migraine activity

    I think increasing my glutathione by increasing my redox will help with a lot of this.
  12. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    1. First listen to Dave Asprey's video.(within this post)
    #392 (jackkruse.com)
    2. Then, say, I am not able to follow his organic food story. The currently available organics are not organics at all compared to food eaten by those who build pyramids.
    3. migraines ---->>messed up Steroid hormone panel. Do DUTCH test, make corrections
    Eat 30 mg/day boron, it supposedly corrects a variety of hormone panels, Lugol's, selenium, variety of micronutrients
    4. biotoxins, drink water infused with chlorine dioxide, follow recommendations of ANDREAS LUDWIG KALCKER, most likely his protocol C
    Least expensive ingredients (that I found) are here:
    #389 (jackkruse.com) lookup other posts on that topic on that thread.
    5. obviously follow three-legged stool by @Jack Kruse

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  13. ND Hauf

    ND Hauf Pleb

    Simply solid exercise and Broccoli helped my Glutathione. If I’m understanding correctly NAC is a precursor to glutathione that can be used in a pinch.
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    ND Hauf Pleb

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