Glutathione

Glutathione is composed of three amino acids (the building blocks of protein) involved in making and repairing DNA and protein, transporting other amino acids, and the breakdown of toxins and carcinogens. It also improves immune system functions by preventing oxidative cell death and activating enzymes to create reactions. Glutathione is primarily synthesized in the liver. Glutathione deficiency is associated with aging, age-related macular degeneration, lung and gastrointestinal diseases, preeclampsia, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative diseases, as well as poor prognosis and AIDS. It is used as an antioxidant, for cardiovascular health, cystic fibrosis, CNS disorders (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, autism), chemotherapy toxicity, aging, chelating agent, liver diseases, anti-viral, and asthma. Glutathione is often used in conjunction with vitamin C or phosphatidylcholine IVs due to their synergistic properties. Glutathione and vitamin C work to recycle each other to their active forms with in the body and phosphatidylcholine allows the cells to open and better utilize the glutathione increasing the benefits you reap.

 

 

Regularly used for:

 

  • Improving immune function and helping to fight disease
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Helping your body break down and purge fat
  • Keeping your body from becoming resistant to drugs
  • Promoting high energy and mental clarity
  • Providing anti-aging properties by making and repairing DNA
  • Improving quality of sleep and combating stress from sleep apnea
  • Detoxifying and fighting oxidative stress

Side effects:

Anxiety, nausea, flush feeling, and agitation. Caution in acute anxiety disorders.