Glutathione IV Push
Glutathione(GSH) is a potent antioxidant found in humans, plants, and some bacteria. Glutathione is a nonessential nutrient. What this means is that it is synthesized, or made, within the cells of your body. This powerful antioxidant from amino acids that your get from your diet. Glutathione doesn’t need to be supplemented for this reason however, when your body is under stress from chronic illness, inflammation, and body burden from heavy metals we will supplement it in order to help your body’s natural detoxification process.
How Glutathione Works
Glutathione is one of the most powerful antioxidants within your body and works in both phase 1 and phase 2 of the liver’s detoxification pathways. When you suffer from chronic illness, acute illness, disease processes, exposure to toxins, pathogenic bacteria, molds, and chronic heavy metal exposure free radicals or oxidative stress occurs. When these free radicals and reactive oxygen species cause damage to healthy cells and impairs normal cellular function. The easiest way to think of how GSH works is that it finds these reactive oxygen species and neutralizes them to render them harmless.
Why We use Glutathione
We opt to use this natural and powerful antioxidant in many situations. When our patients come to see us, many of them have been suffering from a chronic disease process for a long time. As a result of this the body’s own process for making and using glutathione is overwhelmed. It would be like 1 person playing football against a whole team, the 1 person will undoubtedly lose. By supplementing with glutathione given either orally or intravenous push we are able to overwhelm the free radicals and are able to render them harmless in a rather short amount of time. Once the oxidative stress level within the body is reduced, the healing process is able to start.