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Tig - I completely agree that supplements of any kind should not be used while actively on Hep C treatment unless approved by a doctor that is knowledgeable about the possible contraindications. I was interested in this article only because I am a year post EOT and have achieved SVR. I stick to the rule that the best sources are from fresh fruits and vegetables, and I include plenty in my diet. But I was considering asking my hepatologist about gluthathione, and whether supplementation would be beneficial for me. I'll be seeing him Feb. 9 and will do so then. I'll also discuss it with my HIV doctor. I like to keep him busy anyway when I can. lol

Loopy - You are right - "we have busy lives", which requires those of us with sick livers to place extra priority on our diet. I have a rule of not eating at any fast food restaurants, but sometimes I get hungry when away from home and that's the only option. The best we can do is keep eating healthy as a top priority when possible.
 I would question my doctor if he told me that there is "nothing contra to taking 'any' supplements". There are a few that have been proven to cause inaccurate blood test results and some that cause extra burden on a sick liver.

Canuck - I too wish my doctor would routinely do test beyond the basics. I did get extra test done a couple of times in the past when I requested them. My doctor said that there has to be a need to spend the insurance company's money, which in my case there was.
 BTW: I'm doing just fine and I hope you are too. I stay very busy now days and that keeps me out of trouble. I don't get much time to post on the forum any more but I had an appointment cancelled today so I thought I'd check in on my support family. smile



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Seemingly healthy herbal teas and supplements can carry the risk of drug-induced liver injury. Do your homework and check with your liver specialist about your supplement use and always before adding anything to your routine. Something small can make a big difference.

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Good un Jed! I found it VERY interesting, I like to read up on all this stuff. I "try" to make sure I am consuming some anti-oxidants (food wise) and (a little) otherwise by supplements if I can "guess" I am "deficient".  It is hard to know what is critically important or good, OR, scary or useless to put in one's body by supplementation sometimes! 

Did you yourself ever try partaking of this particular supplement?  I had heard of this NAC, in passing, before.

I really wish the medical folks would routinely do blood tests on us from time to time to check for levels on things, so's a person could better guess what they may be needing!!

An internist once gave me a very good work-up, assessing me prior to HCV treatment, I quite liked her, but she was replaced by another specialist, out of circumstantial necessity. While going through all the "history"/meds or sups i was taking, I quized her if there were any sups (that I had been taking) that I should not be, and, whether there were any that I was not taking, that I should - she said I did not need to stop any, and mumbled "you might want to add some Vit E", so's, I did.

Looks like I should read up, even more, on anti-oxidants and NAC. Thnaks for the interesting post material.  How is ya BTW? smile C.



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I wanted to say something about this. I had no issues on treatment and did have some suppliments at points. I also cured, Dak/Sof, my doctor was also perplexed at this issue of suppliments, she heard nothing contra to taking any. Sometimes you can't escape added vitamins in some food  produce. Of course fresh foods are king, but we also have busy lives. :D



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Thanks Mike, interesting article on Glutathione and it's impact on free radicals. If you go a little farther into the article, I recommend looking at the references. Several good links to articles that enforce this point. It also stresses the fact that the best sources come from food, fruits and vegetables, the brighter colored the better, not oral supplements. Looks like the article addresses that too. As we always mention here, the addition of oral supplements during treatment should be cleared with your doctor first, no exceptions. Some of them don't mix well with the treatment drugs.



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