IV glutathione is becoming an increasingly important part of the intravenous nutrient therapy toolkit. The scientific basis of intravenous glutathione therapy is well established, and clinical studies have demonstrated excellent results across a variety of conditions, including serious chronic diseases.
Glutathione is a protein called a tripeptide - a molecule composed of three amino acids. It is a potent antioxidant and quenches dangerous free radicals. It also binds to dangerous toxins through a process called "conjugation" so that they can be safely eliminated.
Oral glutathione is not very stable; stomach acid and enzymes break it down (into its three component amino acid parts), rendering it useless. Therefore we have to use IV glutathione to ensure effective delivery of the nutrient directly through the bloodstream into the cells.
Glutathione is the body’s most powerful natural antioxidant and is found in every cell in the body. Glutathione bolsters the immune system and also helps neutralize damaging free radicals. It can even help your body repair free radical damage caused by such things as stress, radiation, infections, drugs, medications, malnutrition, and aging.