natural protective substances
Glutathione, or GSH, has been named one of the most amazing natural protective substances ever discovered. All the cells in your body make this molecule and nearly every body system is affected by your levels of GSH. It acts to remove xenobiotics such as: heavy metals, cancer cells; and organic and inorganic compounds inside your cells.
It also works effectively as a natural anti-inflammatory to protect valuable cell resources. Glutathione forms the backbone for many IV nutrition therapies, ranging from immune to longevity therapies. Its importance to immune and cellular health cannot be over-emphasized.
Glutathione is manufactured by the body, but the rate of formation is limited. Our modern day oxidative stress load and toxic burden, frequently overwhelms our glutathione levels and we end up with high oxidative stress levels or low glutathione levels or both. Glutathione is not absorbed orally. Taking N-acetyl cysteine is helpful to make sure you have enough substrate to maximize glutathione production. However, even a maximized rate of production is often not enough to keep up with the rate of utilization. Glutathione intravenously has 100% absorption and is well-tolerated.