Glutathione: “The Mother of All Antioxidants”

 

Glutathione: “The Mother of All Antioxidants”

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Glutathione (reduced glutathione, GSH) endogenous antioxidant molecule. Skeletal formula.

 

Glutathione is a natural antioxidant found in our foods and our liver that is made up of three different amino acids: Glycine, L-Cysteine, and L-Glutamate.  Glutathione is always present in our bodies at low levels to help protect our cells from natural deterioration and free radicals, however, recent research has been done showing the importance and value of supplementing your diet with additional glutathione.

Supplementing with Glutathione has been found to have a positive effect on a number of different conditions such as glaucoma, hepatitis, asthma, cancer, heart disease, chronic fatigue, and more.  Glutathione is also good for general health as it helps to cleanse and detox the liver.  Glutathione is effective in so many different areas because it is involved in various chemical processes in the body which support tissue recovery and produce proteins for the immune system.

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Glutathione can be produced through dietary consumption, oral supplement, injection or infusion.  While foods high in glutathione such as spinach, okra, and avocados as well as glutathione supplements can be effective for certain conditions, much like vitamin C only a small amount of glutathione is actually absorbed orally by the body.  (With certain substances such as Glutathione and Vitamin C, the body only absorbs a relatively small amount of the active ingredient when taken orally whereas an infusion into the blood is a much more effective way to get glutathione.)

For a person in need of a full dose of glutathione our clinic offers glutathione infusions which are fully absorbed by the body and produce effects much quicker than a supplement.  Glutathione infusions can either by added to our Myers Cocktail infusion for an additional $20 or be given on their own for $60.

 

For more on Glutathione, please check out the links below:

  1. WebMD Definition – https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-717/glutathione
  2. The Truth About Cancer Glutathione Information – https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/what-is-glutathione/
  3. Study about Glutathione’s effect on chemotherapy symptoms – http://ascopubs.org/doi/abs/10.1200/JCO.1995.13.1.26
  4. Essential Glutathione: The Mother of All Antioxidants – https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/05/19/glutathione-the-mother-of-all-antioxidants/

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