What is Glutathione, What are its Benefits and Treatment?
With glutathione treatment, our body’s antioxidant capacity is increased, making us more resistant to diseases.
What is Glutathione and what is it good for?
The main antioxidant that our body produces naturally is “glutathione”; It has a very important place in the prevention of aging, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, dementia and many other diseases. So much so that when the amount of glutathione decreases in our body, it becomes difficult to protect ourselves from diseases.
Glutathione, our body’s main antioxidant, captures the molecule groups (free radicals) that damage our cells and even our DNA structure and carries them to the liver, where it renews itself and returns to work. Thanks to his work, all cells in our body can function healthily. It has a very important role in the regular functioning of dysfunctional mitochondria, in removing toxins, and in the cell’s energy production and expenditure. We need “glutathione”, which our body naturally produces, to protect ourselves from diseases and live a healthy life.
What Diseases Is Glutathione Treatment Good For?
- cardiovascular diseases
- Many chronic/degenerative diseases
Causes of Glutathione Deficiency
Glutathione is an antioxidant whose production and amount decreases in the body with aging. The following factors are among the important reasons that reduce glutathione production:
- Unhealthy and malnutrition
- Toxins accumulated in our body
- Heavy metals
- artificial sweeteners
- Pesticides found in food
- Kitchen supplies (such as teflon pan.)
- Cleaning products (detergent, softeners, etc.)
How to Increase Glutathione Levels?
Many studies show that glutathione reduces muscle damage, shortens recovery time and increases muscle building. This molecule, which consists largely of three amino acids, helps us keep our immune system strong by protecting us from the toxic effects of heavy metals (such as copper, zinc, silver, mercury) that harm our body. Therefore, it is extremely important that the amount of glutathione is sufficient in our body. So how?
- In recent years, skin AGE measurement as an indicator of increased oxidative damage can be performed with specially developed ultrasonic devices.
- Superoxide dismutase and catalase enzymes are checked for antioxidant capacity.
- Glutathione levels; It can be increased with intravenous glutathione, multivitamin and alpha-lipoic acid support (dose and frequency varying depending on the person).
Ways to Increase Glutathione Levels
- with nutrients
There are many healthy foods that increase glutathione production in our body. Garlic, onion, broccoli, brassicas, watercress, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and turnips are among them.
- By supporting the removal of harmful substances from the body
Glutathione levels can be increased with Folate, B6 and B12 vitamin supplements, which will help eliminate some substances that appear in the body and may be harmful to the body.
- By strengthening liver functions
Milk thistle (silymarin) and α-lipoic acid, known for their liver cleansing, protective and regenerating properties, increase glutathione levels. While vitamin C increases the level of glutathione in red blood cells and lymphocytes, vitamin E (in the mixed tocopherol form) is an important antioxidant that works together with glutathione. It helps recycle glutathione (along with vitamin C).
- By exercising regularly
Physical activity increases glutathione levels. Intense exercise for 30 minutes a day, at least three times a week, increases the body’s antioxidant defenses.
- Giving glutathione orally or intravenously
Intravenous administration of glutathione is a practice used in cases of severe glutathione deficiency, such as cancer treatment and HIV/AIDS treatment, or in people who cannot produce their own glutathione sufficiently due to genetic mutations or other reasons. It is applied regularly, weekly or daily, depending on the patient’s medical condition. It is painless and the procedure is completed within 10-15 minutes.
What are the Benefits of Glutathione Treatment?
Intravenous glutathione therapy, which has found widespread clinical application in Europe and the USA, attracts attention with the results it brings:
1- It strengthens the immune system by supporting it.
2- It delays aging with cellular rejuvenation (anti-aging effect).
3- It purifies from toxins.
4- It protects from cancer with its preventive effect on tumor development.
5- It provides a significant improvement in the quality of life of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.
6- It prevents skin wrinkles and provides whitening of skin color.
8- It reduces side effects in patients receiving radiotherapy.
9- It provides positive improvement in the structure and functions of the musculoskeletal system in elderly and/or rheumatic patients.
10- It supports joint functions and structure in athletes and patients with arthritis.
11- It provides significant improvement in a short time in patients with complaints such as chronic weakness, fatigue and fatigue.
12- It is used as an auxiliary treatment method to prevent the progression of the disease in many chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and thyroid disease.
13- It brings significant improvement in functional capacity and quality of life in patients with chronic organ failure (heart, lung, liver and kidney failure).