Glutathione is the body’s strongest internal (endogenous, meaning created by the body naturally) antioxidant. It is made up of 3 amino acids: glycine, glutamine, and cysteine. It is significantly more powerful than lipoic acid or vitamin C. Levels of glutathione have been shown to diminish substantially with age as well as with chronic illness and poor health.
What does glutathione do?
Glutathione protects the cell from free radical damage and helps improve cellular function at all levels (immune function, hormone levels, mitochondrial function, etc.) As people get sick with chronic illness, glutathione levels go down. Maintaining adequate glutathione levels is not only critical for wellness but also getting well from chronic disease.
Why intravenous administration?
It has always been questioned how well oral glutathione gets absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract, while most health professionals agree the best way is to give glutathione is intravenous to guarantee absorption. Using oral glutathione therapy is much less effective than intravenous therapy for treating chronic illness.
What conditions can be helped by intravenous glutathione?
Any condition associated with excessive oxidative stress, inflammation, and free radical damage (which includes most major conditions) could theoretically be helped by intravenous glutathione. Mitochondrial (cellular energy production) dysfunction is especially aided by glutathione. The best-studied uses are for Parkinson’s Disease and side effect reduction associated with conventional cancer treatments. Other potential uses include conditions such as multiple sclerosis, progressive neuropathy, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and hypertension.
How is intravenous glutathione administered?
Typically, 1500-2500 mg of glutathione are mixed in a 250 ml solution bag and administered intravenously over 20-30 minutes. The frequency of administration is 1-3 times per week for 4-8 weeks. Treatment thereafter depends on the response to therapy. Glutathione is frequently given (piggy-backed) after other I.V therapies such as phosphatidylcholine, vitamin C, basic vitamin infusions, chelation therapy, and lipoic acid therapy.
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