Nutritional recommendations for MTR and MTRR polymorphisms.

Nutritional recommendations for MTR and MTRR polymorphisms.

Miles Nichols says, “Do you have any info on MTR and MTRR polymorphisms? Are these clinically relevant? Do they warrant methylcobalamin supplementation or injections? Are there other considerations like glycine, choline and creatine that are important in the cases of MTR and MTRR mutations?” Okay, Miles, let me stop and give a little bit of […]

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Are liver capsules as good as eating liver?

Are liver capsules as good as eating liver?

Doug Simpson says, “Are liver pills really as good as eating cooked liver? Some claim that 3,000 milligrams of grass-fed beef liver capsules are equivalent to one ounce of raw undefatted beef liver.” Then Pamela says, “Do the liver capsules lose vitamins with age as I have heard?” I do not know the answers to […]

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How much vitamin C should I take with collagen?

How much vitamin C should I take with collagen?

Patti Beverlin says, “How much vitamin C should be taken with a standard daily dose of collagen?” Well, there’s no evidence that you need to take vitamin C with collagen. There is a study by Keith Baar, who showed that 15 grams of gelatin, not collagen, but I suspect the collagen is exactly the same, […]

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Is it true that we can’t absorb more than 1.5 grams of creatine at one time?

Is it true that we can’t absorb more than 1.5 grams of creatine at one time?

Heather Chandler says, “Is it true that we can’t absorb more than 1.5 grams of creatine at one time?” I don’t think that’s true. From what I looked at, it looked like the absorption of creatine was really, really good. I don’t know if someone was arguing maybe that we don’t retain more than that. […]

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Can you give any suggestions for increasing delta-6 desaturase activity?

Can you give any suggestions for increasing delta-6 desaturase activity?

Can you give any suggestions for increasing delta-6 desaturase activity? Anonymous says, “High linoleic acid, low arachidonic acid and DGLA on a fatty acid test seems to suggest lack of activity in the delta-6 desaturase enzyme.” Yup. “Given a diet already rich in liver and egg yolks and fairly low in LA, can you give […]

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What are the pros and cons of boosting sulforaphane?

What are the pros and cons of boosting sulforaphane?

In the meantime, I’ll go to your next question, which is “what are the pros and cons of boosting sulforaphane?” We’re at time, so let’s stop any new incoming questions and I’ll try to finish what I have in here. Sulforaphane, the nice thing is it promotes detoxification. The bad thing is it raises the […]

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What to do if signs and symptoms of zinc deficiency while supplementing?

What to do if signs and symptoms of zinc deficiency while supplementing?

Weston Holzinger says what are your thoughts if signs and symptoms of zinc deficiency persist unless consistently taking upwards of 75 milligrams a day, gluconate form already watch for phytic acid intake make sure it doesn’t conflict, have not done plasma zinc. Well you should do plasma zinc. Also you know I kind of wonder […]

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What are your top three non-nutrient factors that prevent beta-oxidation or ketogenesis?

What are your top three non-nutrient factors that prevent beta-oxidation or ketogenesis?

Anonymous attendee, last question at 12:59 with one minute on the clock, says, “What are your top three non-nutrient factors that prevent someone from entering beta-oxidation or ketogenesis?” Top three non-nutrient factors? Unless you are taking a drug that prevents lipolysis, then they aren’t non-nutrient. The overwhelming things that govern those are carbohydrate and fat […]

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How to bring up low levels of arachidonic acid.

How to bring up low levels of arachidonic acid.

Anonymous attendee says I have arachidonic acid level of 189 in the low zone on ION with an AA/EPA ratio… I don’t I don’t care about the AA/EPA ratio. I do care about the arachidonic acid level. Should I supplement with 250 milligrams? What brand is there from well-known company? You want 250 milligrams of […]

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Nutritional strategies for glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) deficiency.

Nutritional strategies for glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) deficiency.

Philipa says, what are the best ways to optimize glutathione status for someone who has a G6PD deficiency? Oh I read about this, where did I read about it. I believe it was riboflavin. I believe, and I don’t think I mentioned this in episode 58, the riboflavin podcast, but I believe it might have […]

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