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IV glutathione is becoming an increasingly important part of the intravenous nutrient therapy toolkit. The scientific basis of intravenous glutathione therapy is well established, and clinical studies have demonstrated excellent results across a variety of conditions, including serious chronic diseases.
What is glutathione?
Glutathione is a protein called a tripeptide – a molecule composed of three amino acids. It is a potent antioxidant and quenches dangerous free radicals. It also binds to dangerous toxins through a process called “conjugation” so that they can be safely eliminated.
Why is intravenous glutathione better than oral glutathione?
Oral glutathione is not very stable; stomach acid and enzymes break it down (into its three component amino acid parts), rendering it useless. Therefore we have to use IV glutathione to ensure effective delivery of the nutrient directly through the bloodstream into the cells.
IV Glutathione Shows Promise in Treating Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
In Parkinson’s disease, dopamine-producing neurons in an area of the brain called the substantia nigra die off as a result of free radical-based oxidative damage. Researchers observed that a high proportion of Parkinson’s patients are deficient in glutathione. Glutathione protects against oxidation by free radicals. Clinical studies now clearly demonstrate that IV glutathione significantly improves Parkinson’s symptoms, and may very well retard progression of the disease.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neurodegenerative disease in which the neurons are stripped of their myelin. This inflammatory process leaves lesions called plaques throughout the neurons in the spinal cord and brain. The inflammation is also thought to be caused by free radicals. A wealth of experimental evidence shows that glutathione is severely depleted in the brains of MS patients, making repletion with IV glutathione a rational therapeutic approach.
Which conditions may benefit from IV glutathione treatment?
There are current studies showing intravenous glutathione to be helpful in:
1. Neurodegenerative diseases such as:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Alzheimer’s disease
4. Athletic performance enhancement
6. Liver diseases (hepatitis, fatty liver, cirrhosis)
How do I see if IV glutathione treatment could be right for me?
Your first step is to call the Dr. Raju at 307-733-2950 or click here to schedule a consultation.
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