Note: Although Glutathione has many benefits and functions, my intent is to address Glutathione’s role in Fluoroquinolone Toxicity. That said, if you’re here to learn about administering Glutathione yourself for any reason – welcome!
Injecting Glutathione by yourself… A tutorial
As a conservative estimate, I’ve I have administered my own Glutathione IV’s 350-400 times over the last 4.5 years. I am intimately familiar with Glutathione and it’s direct effect on the body. Besides making me feel like I’m fighting back, it’s given me the opportunity to notice /substantiate cause and effect under a variety of baseline levels. On good days and bad days. Please, if I’ve left something out or if you have questions, feel free to contact me.
I’m not suggesting you must do this yourself. But if I can do it, you can too. You’re infinitely stronger than you think you are.
3000 IU is my standard dose. I’ve found that frequency beats dosage. In my experience, 3000 IU every day beats 6000 IU every-other day. Hands-down.
I have regularly injected 6000 IU and even 9000 IU on several occasions. 9000 IU had no benefit for me beyond what 6000 IU had given me. 6000 IU should be the upper limit, and would likely provide little if any benefit over 3000 IU for your purposes.
There are no reported ill-effects from excessive doses and there is no upper-limit established for dosage of Glutathione. The body can only have so much Free-GSH at any given time, your liver will process out the excess without issue.
*Important: My routine has been tailored to my specific needs. I am a very severe case and my needs are likely (and hopefully) different than yours. Your Doctor will be able to address frequency, but my suggestion is 3000 IU, 3 times per week to start and adjust as necessary.
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- Soft Medical Paper Tape
- 30ml Syringe
- 10ml Saline (to dilute the Glutathione)
- 15ml (3000 IU) Glutathione – From Wellness Pharmacy
- Log to keep track of dosage and administration
- 18 gauge needle – used to fill syringe during prep
- 25 gauge Winged Infusion Set – this is what goes into the vein
- Quick Release Tourniquet – I found this about 2 years ago. Huge help in doing this alone.
- 2” x 2” Sterile Gauze Pad – Don’t cheap out, get a good brand. There’s a difference.
- Alcohol Swab – Get good ones, I prefer BD brand. You’ll thank me.
- Moist Heat Heating Pad – to make you more vascular, again you’ll thank me.
- Dremel Desktop Vice – used to hold the fill-end of the Winged Infusion set (as shown)
- Folded (clean) towel – to rest your arm and to grab onto in order to help anchor the vein and make needle insertion easier.
- A whole heaping helping of F-it (not shown)…
How to prepare your Glutathione. Special care is needed to protect it from heat and light, and if you’ve never prepared an IV before you should find this helpful.
Giving yourself the IV:
Naturally it is easier if you have a loved one near by to help on a few of the steps here. I didn’t always have that luxury, so here I show you how I’ve learned to give myself the IV’s alone, without help.
I’ve made several attempts over the years to bring good videos on this subject. But the ones I made were far too long and not quite as to-the-point as I’d like. I have cognitive issues after Levaquin as well, and this is a struggle for me to do. I think the new videos are much better (having cue cards helped a lot). But here are the old ones in case you find some value in them…
When I first attempted this alone for the first time (summer 2010), I made some videos that I wanted to share. I had never done it before alone so a lot of time was spent on trying to figure it out. Here they are:
Here is the last one I made. You can see my condition has worsened since the first videos. This one is long too, and although I think I gave good information, I ramble and I’m not sure this was as helpful as I’d hoped. Anyway, here’s the last one I made.