Glutathione (GSH) is an important natural antioxidant in the body. Low levels have been found in the brains of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) patients by Prof Dikoma Shungu  and Dr. Benjamin Natelson. Additional published studies showing GSH depletion in CFS patients were presented at the AACFS Seventh International Conference Madison, Wisconsin, October 8-10, 2004 by Richard Van Konynenburg.
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- Examine: Glutathione
- Examine: N-acetylcysteine
- Health Rising: Brain on Fire (October 2013)
- Phoenix Rising: Glutathione Depletion in CFS (Presentation October 2004)
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- Increased ventricular lactate in chronic fatigue syndrome. III. Relationships to cortical glutathione and clinical symptoms implicate oxidative stress in disorder pathophysiology. Shungu et al
- Natelson, Benjamin; Mao, Xiangling; Stegner, Aaron J; Lange, Gudrun; Vu, Diana; Blate, Michelle; Kang, Guoxin; Soto, Eli; Kapusuz, Tolga; Shungu, Dikoma C (2017), "Multimodal and simultaneous assessments of brain and spinal fluid abnormalities in chronic fatigue syndrome and the effects of psychiatric comorbidity", Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 375: 411-416, doi:10.1016/j.jns.2017.02.046
- "Is Glutathione Depletion an Important Part of the Pathogenesis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? by Richard Van Konynenburg (Independent Researcher)". Phoenix Rising: Supporting People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Retrieved January 16, 2021.