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what are the alternatives of glutathione?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Glutathione: Glutathione is an anti oxidant as are vitamin c or vitamine.

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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.
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What is glutatione ?

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Dr. Richard Paula
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Glutathione: Essential peptide which protects cells from oxidative damage. Deficiency will cause destruction of red blood cells.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

Can having low glutathione levels, e.G. From excessive physical training, amplify side effects from prescription drugs?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Doubtful: Serum glutathione is not a standard test in evidence-based medicine, and the only study i could find is a 1992 article by some physiologists confirming that it does its anti-oxidant job well when we exercise. Don't confront your practitioner (who is probably sincere), but do be careful -- i'm concerned that this is fringe medicine.

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