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what is glutathione and what is it used for?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
A protein.: Glutathione is a protein made up of three peptides that is synthesized by the body. It is significant because it is involved in a number of important biochemical pathways in the body. It helps to detoxify the body of certain substances, it is important in iron metabolism, is used in dna synthesis and repair, and regulates Nitric Oxide handling.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Also, the main free radical scavenger within the central nervous system.
Apr 18, 2014

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A 25-year-old member asked:

Are there any side effects to taking glutathione?

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Dr. Pejman Katiraei
Holistic Medicine 18 years experience
Stomach upset: Glutathione is usually well tolerated. Some people may have some stomach upset. Please realize that stomach acid destroys most of the glutathione you take - very little of it will ever make it into your body. Nac (n-acetylcysteine) pushes your natural pathways to make more glutathione. Nac actually does survive stomach acid and can make it into your body. B vitamins, zinc, vit c can also help.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Does glutathione has overdosage?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Glutathione: Almost no information is available about the possible symptoms of a glutathione overdose. In fact, it is not even known if a glutathione overdose is even possible. An oral overdose of the supplement is probably unlikely, as research suggests that glutathione is poorly absorbed into the body when taken by mouth. Problems due to an overdose are probably molikely y occur if glutathione is taken im.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What does glutathione do for me?

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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine 41 years experience
A lot: Glutathione helps to strengthing the immune system, is involved in detoxifying drugs in the liver and also has antioxidant properties. Although produced naturally in the body, supplementation may help to support these functions.
A 28-year-old female asked:

Is glutathione IV safe if used for long term?

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Dr. Jessica Allan
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
No: Safety/efficacy may not be established, concentration of active ingredients may vary widely btw products avoid use in pregnancy.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is glutathione used for in medicine?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
No medical use: It is an interesting chemical and plays an important role in our metabolism. But there is no need or benefit in taking it by mouth or applying to skin as some folks do to get whitening! Why are your interested in it??

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