Glutathione is a powerful anti-oxidant found predominately in the brain and liver and is a major detoxifier and anti-oxidant for the brain. As an antioxidant it will remove those nasty free radicals from the brain and body and the damage that they inflict on tissues. Free radicals are small particles that have a free electron in their outer layer. When electron particles are in this situation, they wildly fly around, scrambling to find another particle to bind with. This is where tissues can be damaged at the cellular, microscopic level, beginning the process of disease, years before it is ever manifested as a physical problem. Hence, this is why holistic practitioners are always educating their patients to eat foods, take supplements and use IV nutritional treatments with anti-oxidants.
Glutathione is normally produced by the liver and used to naturally help the body detoxify chemicals and heavy metals. It is not a “chelator” in that it does not completely wrap around heavy metals and hang onto them before they are excreted through the kidneys, but it does bind both heavy metals and chemicals strongly and is able to cross the blood-brain-barrier and help to pull these items out of the brain as an adjunct to chelation therapies. But, as you will see below, glutathione is also often recommended because of its well-known benefits to the brain, memory, liver health and function as well as its benefits as support during chelation therapies. Most patients are also recommended to take a daily supplement of either Alpha Lipoic Acid and/or N-Acetyl-Cysteine orally, as these are helpful precursors to the body’s manufacture of glutathione.
When given intravenously to improve liver and brain function, this IV push takes 10-15 minutes. Patients often get this push immediately after a Gaby-Wright IV push or chelation.
Intravenously it is often used for:
- Memory enhancement
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Liver disease, including Fatty Liver and Cirrhosis
- As an adjunct to Heavy Metal Detoxification (Chelation Therapy)