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If glutathione whitens your skin, is that good or bad? | Masterjohn Q&A Files #294

Short Answer: Measure this against whether it increases your likelihood of burning. If it does, it’s probably a bad thing, but if it doesn’t, or if it lowers your risk of burning, that’s a good thing. Watch the video or listen to the podcast with the links below. You can obtain a full transcript of …

Vitamin D supplements, testing, and interactions with the vaccine. | Masterjohn Q&A Files #293

Short Answer: Vaccination shouldn’t change the vitamin D requirement. Quarterly testing makes sense for someone who has never tested before or who wants to make sure they stay in range during COVID, but generally testing yearly around the mid-point of seasonality for you, once you know your variation, is plenty. Watch the video or listen …

BH4 vs tyrosine for low neurotransmitters and a high phenylalanine-to-tyrosine ratio. | Masterjohn Q&A Files #292

Short Answer: BH4 is expensive and requires very high doses, so if the problem is modest it can much more easily be solved by taking tyrosine. Watch the video or listen to the podcast with the links below. You can obtain a full transcript of the episode by signing up for the Masterpass at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/q&a …

Is urinary mycotoxin testing useful for indoor mold exposure? | Masterjohn Q&A Files #290

Short Answer: When I had a serious case of indoor mold-induced illness, I tested my urine and my apartment dust for mycotoxins. Both were high, but the classes of toxins were totally different between the two, making me think the mycotoxins in my urine came from food rather than my apartment. Symptoms going away when …

Ferritin sky-high without hemochromatosis? | Masterjohn Q&A Files #289

Short Answer: Even if genetics and other bloodwork don’t look like hemochromatosis, sky-high ferritin justifies trying to lower it with blood donation or phlebotomy if inflammation markers are low. If this doesn’t work, oxidative stress should be investigated. Watch the video or listen to the podcast with the links below. You can obtain a full …

How to use carbs and glycine for sleep. | Masterjohn Q&A Files #287

Short Answer: To get adequate raw material for melatonin synthesis in the brain, carbs can come any time of day and are best if high-glycemic. To suppress brain histamine levels, carbs in the evening, with low protein and relatively low fat, is best. From among protein, collagen is best at night for the glycine. Watch …

What are the downsides to taking prescription calcitriol for bones? | Masterjohn Q&A Files #286

Short Answer: It requires more frequent dosing and has some risk of hypercalcemia, and it would be best to make sure you have adequate D and magnesium and aren’t overdoing anything that could deplete D, such as other fat-soluble vitamins, first. Watch the video or listen to the podcast with the links below. You can …

Does quinolinate sometimes indicate niacin or inflammation instead of B6? | Masterjohn Q&A Files #285

Short Answer: B6 cannot be ruled out, though inflammation and estrogen could also be involved. While it is possibly a regulated means of increasing excitatory effects of quinolinate, it makes sense to assume it may respond to B6. Watch the video or listen to the podcast with the links below. You can obtain a full …

Why would 5,000 IU vitamin D cause tooth sensitivity? | Masterjohn Q&A Files #284

Short Answer: While it is unclear, it could relate to vitamin K depletion, hypercalcemia, or compensation in acid-base balance. First and foremost, use the full testing algorithm in Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet (available at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/cheatsheet) rather than just testing 25(OH)D to determine deficiency. Watch the video or listen to the podcast with …