What is Glutathione?
Glutathione is your body’s “Master Antioxidant”. It is a tripeptide – consisting of the amino acids L-cysteine, L-glutamic acid and glycine – that your body relies heavily on for maintaining the cells redox state and is one of the most important cellular antioxidants.
Glutathione participates in the hepatic detoxification of many compounds via glutathione s-transferase. Glutathione reduces oxidative damage, particularly in the mitochondria and red blood cells, and appears to reduce free radical damage due to radiation. Glutathione is involved in cellular transmembrane amino acid transport systems and is involved in fatty acid synthesis. It facilitates the development and function of a variety of immunce cells, including macrophages and lymphocytes. In humans, glutathione depletion is linked to a number of disease states including pancreatic inflammation, diabetes, HIV, liver cirrhosis, pulmonary disease, Crohn’s disease, and neurodegeneration.
In the summer of 2010, I taught myself to administer my own IV’s. It was the only way for me to get the treatment I needed and that was so incredibly helpful. You will find a tutorial here as well as information on my journey, including circumstances that led me to overcome my life-long fear of needles.
Glutathione plays many important roles and has incredible healing benefits for a variety of ailments/issues. The scope here is mainly about FQ Toxicity, which is mainly mitochondrial in nature. In the interest of readability and simplicity, that’s what I’m intending to address. As my energy allows, I will expand this area to include additional information on Glutathione that everyone will find helpful – no matter what brings them here.
Glutathione information can be found in the following pages: