GLUTATHIONE: The Most Powerful Antioxidant in the body

At South Edmonton Naturopathic Clinic Glutathione is administered which is one of the amino acids known to be the “Master Antioxidant” of the body. It is responsible for the large percentage of body`s antioxidant capacity, but not something we normally get much from our foods and oral supplementation and even if we do, it is easily broken down by the liver and digestive process before we can utilise it for it`s antioxidant actions!

Glutathione is essential in Liver Detoxification reactions (Cleanser), healthy immune functions & Anti-inflammatory actions. Glutathione is normally manufactured inside the body cells but when our capacity to produce enough of it is impaired, liver`s detoxification process and body`s Immune functions decline and then we suffer from numerous health issues from minor to serious infections.

The Powerful Detoxifier: This can easily be guessed from the fact that it is used in hospitals for patients with Tylenol (Acetaminophen) overdose and we also use it to remove many other toxins from our body that we get from foods, fish and atmosphere.

Immune booster and Anti-inflammatory: Glutathione are good for “Natural Killers” cells (Immune cells) which fight against bacterial and viral infections and protect our body from these offenders. It`s antioxidant effects protect the DNA damage from oxidants. It is also good for brain functions by protecting brain from free oxidant radicals by acting as “master antioxidant” of body. It is found that lower Glutathione levels make brain more vulnerable to get neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson`s disease.

Diet and supplementation do not supplement enough with Glutathione because most get degraded by the liver and only 20% gets absorbed. Though exercise, dairy, Crucifer vegetables, onion and garlic may increase glutathione activity.

Dr. Balwinder Badhan (South Edmonton Naturopath) delivers IV Glutathione and other nutrients (intravenously) using aseptic, gentle and safe techniques 😊.

People with low Glutathione levels are below:

Overstrained athletes

Diabetic, low glucose tolerance

Alcoholics and fatty liver


Wasting diseases like HIV/Aids

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Gut issues like Inflammatory Bowel diseases (Crohn`s and Ulcerative colitis)

Lung cancers and lung diseases

Injuries, trauma and sepsis

And it is found that improving their glutathione levels have shown beneficial effects! 🙂

The best way to get enough Glutathione is through Intravenous route by bypassing its liver breakdown and hence used in lots of conditions as below:

  • Skin conditions/Acne/ /Blemishes/pigmentation/wrinkles/scars
  • Skin lightening/brightening/glowing/toning
  • Healthier, thicker hair and anti-aging effects.
  • Liver Cleanse/Detoxification/Removing Environmental toxins/chemicals
  • Digestive issues (Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn`s, Ulcerative Colitis etc.)
  • Respiratory issues/Cough/Shortness of breath/chest pain….
  • Autoimmune disorders (Crohn`s Disease/Ulcerative Colitis, Multiple Sclerosis…)
  • Headaches/Migraine…
  • Chronic Fatigue/Tiredness/Low Energy/Fibromyalgia
  • Mental/emotional issues like Moods/Stress/Anxiety/Depression
  • Sleep Issues
  • Cancers
  • Bacterial and Viral Infections/Low Immune
  • Geriatric Health like Parkinson’s disease and other conditions

Generally, twice daily IV Glutathione for 5 weeks shows good effects on skin and then maintenance dose usually required once to twice a month for the ongoing effects and detoxification. Effects vary from one to another and depends upon the way one`s body handles glutathione, level of toxins, kind of diet, alcohol intake, sleep quality, stress levels and smoking habits.