Is there a relationship between glutathione deficiency and ADD/ADHD ?

The links to oxidative stress were discovered late in ADD/ADHD research. Only after 2005 was antioxidant seriously considered. In 2006 and 2007, Eastern European researchers used pycnogenols (a family of antioxidants) to ease the burden on glutathione levels but failed to improve symptoms. The correlation between glutathione deficiency grew stronger as other researchers entered the arena. Several teams noticed that children with genetic errors in glutathione metabolism were more prone to the development of ADD/ADHD. In addition, these glutathione errors made the patients more susceptible to environmental pollutants, which may have made their immune status even worse. I’m aware of only one study to date that tried to directly raise glutathione levels in ADD/ADHD patients using NAC (N-acetylcysteine).

It is suggested that elevating your glutathione level using NAC (N-acetylcysteine) might help in detoxifying your cells. I agree that elevating GSH is very important but because NAC is a drug and carry certain toxicity itself, I would recommend a natural approach for raising your glutathione. A natural product was developed at McGill University in Montreal 30 years ago that allows your cells to make its own glutathione, strengthening your immune system and speed up the process of detoxification. You can find out more info here.

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