Glutathione- This is a NO and it was recommended at #2 on my list. I do not believe that zinc/copper is to blame. It's all about the sulfur and CBS issues. I got a nice boost the first time I tried it but on day 2, I started strong but faded badly after 3 laps and barely held on for a 15:52 for 2 miles while fading fast. That broke the string of non-horrible days. UPDATE: I've learned that CBS issues can impair lung function. I'm not surprised.
St. John's Wort- NO. This one was awful. I got a brief elevation in mood that lasted about 2 hours then I became severely over-stimulated by the end of the work day. The 2nd dose made it much worse. I ran 1.5 miles at a pace just south of 7:30 then it took me 4:24 (8:48 pace) to run the next half mile after popping half a SJW pill. Why I am so convinced that I am not bipolar? That's why. The turn for the worse occurred just after I took the pill. I pitched the bottle.
Phosphatidyl Serine- This may very well be a winner. It's not magic but it should not be after just 1 dose. I definitely calmed down within a couple hours of taking it and was NOT terribly overstimulated when I woke up the next morning. I did need the ADHS but it was not a desperate need. I was able to run a little bit without it. If this reduces my need for adrenal suppressants, that could be HUGE for stability concerns.
Where to go from here?
A new option has emerged. Molybdenum. My reason is that it will most definitely reduce my sulfur and others have reported that it really helped their CBS. At the end of 2 months on that stuff, my sulfur was so depleted that I actually needed taurine. It also left me with a near perfect zinc/copper ratio. The risk is that it could lower copper and raise sodium. Perhaps if I take it with glutathione or taurine or even with the Liver pill, it will negate those ill-effects. MAYBE, it will work. I'm afraid if it doesn't, I need a few weeks off from any running at all.
No pressure at all for the Asheville 10K next weekend. I should know at least something about the molybdenum by my next consult on 6/9.