What is Glutathione?

Category: Supplements

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See also: Glutathione-ATP, Glutathione (IV), Glutathione Lotion, Glutathione Patch

Glutathione is an antioxidant that is produced in the liver, where it detoxifies harmful compounds so they can be excreted through the bile. It also helps maintain the integrity of red blood cells and protect white cells. It's digested very rapidly when given orally so IV is an alternate route.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Glutathione"

Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
5
None
37

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Glutathione

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1
1
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Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Glutathione)
Dosage Patients
500 mg daily 8
daily 6
250 mg daily 4
750 mg daily 4
1,000 mg daily 4
2,000 mg weekly 3
3,000 mg weekly 3
2 mg daily 2
100 mg weekly 2
100 mg daily 2
Why Patients Stopped Taking Glutathione (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 27
Expense 14
Other 14
Personal research 8
Course of treatment ended 7
Doctor's advice 4
Not indicated 2
See all 57 patients who’ve stopped taking Glutathione

Duration

Currently Taking Glutathione
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 4
1-2 years 7
2 years or more 12
Stopped Taking Glutathione
Duration Patients
0-1 month 5
1-3 months 12
3-6 months 17
6 months-1 year 10
1-2 years 13
2 years or more 6
Adherence
Always
25 58%
Usually
10 23%
Sometimes
3 7%
Never
5 12%
Burden
Very
8 19%
Somewhat
11 26%
A little
8 19%
Not at all
16 37%
Cost
$200+
14 50%
$100-199
3 11%
$50-99
2 7%
$25-49
1 4%
< $25
8 29%
Last updated:

14 patient evaluations for Glutathione

jennikb
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jennikb
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: severe
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

See jennikb's full Glutathione history

Mar 24, 2013 (Started Dec 24, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
HappyPhysicist
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HappyPhysicist
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

See HappyPhysicist's full Glutathione history

Jan 25, 2013 (Started Dec 12, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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binet
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See binet's full Glutathione history

Oct 13, 2012 (Started Aug 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Immune disorder: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2 tps. Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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