Chris Masterjohn Lite: Could Oxaloacetate Supplements Help With Glutamate Sensitivity?

Could Oxaloacetate Supplements Help With Glutamate Sensitivity?

Glutamate is the most abundant amino acid in the diet, but is usually bound up in proteins. In its free form, it contributes to the umami taste, which is the savory flavor associated with meat and mushrooms. Long, slow cooking and fermenting can both bring out this flavor.⠀

Unfortunately, some people don't tolerate glutamate well. Glutamate sensitivity is controversial, but some of the symptoms people say they experience are headaches, sweating, flushing, or sets of symptoms that mimic allergies. If you don't tolerate slowly cooked protein foods or fermented foods, you may have glutamate sensitivity. If you do, an oxaloacetate supplement may help.

The supplements mentioned in the video are benaGene and Bulletproof's KetoPrime.

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  1. Here’s my feedback on the use of Oxaloacetate (OAA).
    My concern is Alzheimer’s prevention and my wife and I started taking OAA a couple of years ago after I read some studies connecting Alzheimer’s and glutamate regulation. ( Dosage – 1-2 Benegene/day).
    I had problems with OAA and after going through several on/off cycles I had to discontinue it’s use. It seemed that after a week or two I found that it significantly increased my anxiety level.
    However for my wife it seemed to improve her mood and she has continued using it continuously for 2 years now. My wife has been pre-diabetic for a long time now with an A1C level of 6.3 (6.5 is considered to be diabetic). Last year her A1C dropped to 5.8 and her latest test had her A1C back in the normal range at 5.5.

  2. Thank you for this. I hope it works. ReneeAnn, are rice and green beans migraine triggers for you? Are those foods high in glutamate?

  3. Thanks so much for this information!! I’m still experimenting with theBeneGene and am up to 1000mg per day in 3 to 4 divided doses. I think it is helping, but I’ll know more soon when I try some of my more challenging foods.

    If this does help me eat high glutamate foods, will taking the pills correct the problem in time or do I have to take the pills forever? That would be very expensive. I don’t mind it for an experiment, but 1000 mg per day is pricey. Or, would I just take them on days that I eat high glutamate foods?

    Thank you so much for all of your work!

    1. Here is my update. I stopped using it every day and am just using it on high glutamate days. It works pretty well for me. I would normally get a significant headache and insomnia, but with 1000 mg during the day, I get only a very slight headache. I continue to take the BeneGene the next day, 200 to 300 mg per dose, until the headache is gone. It worked well with rice and broth, but not with greenbeans, so I guess I am reacting to something else with greenbeans.

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