FAQs on Glutathione-Patients
FAQs on Glutathione
Q. What is Glutathione?
A. Reduced L-glutathione, most commonly called glutathione or GSH, is often referred to as the body's "master antioxidant.” It is known for its role in providing antioxidant protection for the body's tissues, including the arteries, brain, heart, liver, lungs, and skin.
Q. Who would benefit from Glutathione?
A. Glutathione levels decrease as the body ages. All cells in the human body are capable of synthesizing glutathione. But the highest concentration of glutathione is found in the liver, making it critically important in the detoxification and elimination of free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive compounds created in the body during normal metabolic functions; they can also enter the body through the environment. Accumulation of these compounds can result in oxidative stress, which occurs when the generation of free radicals in the body exceeds the body's ability to neutralize and eliminate them.
Q. What is Glutathione’s role in the human body?
A. Metabolically, glutathione has many functions.
- Glutathione plays a substantial role in the functioning of the body's immune system.
- Its antioxidant property makes it vital to white blood cells (lymphocytes)-as it allows them to reach their full potential during the oxygen-requiring activity of the body's immune response.
- White blood cells in their immune response aid in detoxification of the body-and as glutathione levels decrease, so does the body's ability to eliminate toxins. This leads to the death of white blood cells-thereby weakening the body's immune system.
- Glutathione recycles vitamins C and E after they have been oxidized-therefore playing a decisive role in their normal function.
Q. What is in Glutathione?
A. Composed of glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine, this tripeptide helps to detoxify the body and neutralize free radicals while supporting the immune system.
Q. Is there a limit to how long a patient can take Glutathione? How long will the effect last after the patient stops using Glutathione?
A. Glutathione can be taken permanently. In the 1996 Italian study, the therapeutic effect lasted 2-4 months after therapy was stopped.
Q. How long has Glutathione treatment been used?
A. Physicians and practitioners have been using Glutathione infusions for at least 30 years.
Q. Is Glutathione FDA approved?
A. Glutathione is considered GRAS (generally regarded as safe) by the FDA.
Q. What dosage forms do you offer Glutathione in?
A. Injection, nasal spray, transdermal gel, inhalation, suppository, and capsule.
Q. What are the ingredients in transdermal Glutathione?
Q. How is transdermal Glutathione stored?
We offer an alternate base for our extra sensitive patients or those with chemical sensitivities. This is refrigerated and can be dispensed for up to 60 days.
Q. How do you apply transdermal Glutathione?
A. Application- wear gloves while applying to another individual.
Standard form (250mg/ml) - always refer to the directions provided by your practitioner (the following is suggested)-
- Apply 0.5ml of the transdermal glutathione then approximate the same amount of the IPM (or activator) to a thin skinned area twice a day. Thin skinned areas are inner forearms, top of thighs, shins, ankles, or lower back or in between the shoulder blades.
- Apply 0.5ml of the transdermal glutathione to a thin skinned area twice a day. Thin skinned areas are inner forearms, top of thighs, shins, ankles, or lower back or in between the shoulder blades.