What is Glutathione?

Category: Supplements

Most Popular Types: Glutathione (IV), Liposomal Glutathione, Glutathione nebulizer, (Show all)

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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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Perceived effectiveness

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Glutathione

Severe
1
Moderate
2
Mild
5
None
45

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

Patients
1
Patients
1
Patients
1
Patients
1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Glutathione)
Dosage
500 mg daily
Patients
8
Dosage
daily
Patients
6
Dosage
250 mg daily
Patients
5
Dosage
1,000 mg daily
Patients
4
Dosage
2,000 mg weekly
Patients
3
Dosage
300 mg daily
Patients
3
Dosage
3,000 mg weekly
Patients
3
Dosage
750 mg daily
Patients
3
Dosage
1 tsp. daily
Patients
2
Dosage
2 mg daily
Patients
2

Dosages based on patients currently taking Glutathione.

Why Patients Stopped Taking Glutathione (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
28
Reason
Expense
Patients
14
Reason
Other
Patients
13
Reason
Personal research
Patients
11
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
8
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
3
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
1
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
1
See all 60 patients who’ve stopped taking Glutathione

Duration

Currently Taking Glutathione
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
1
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
2
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
16
Stopped Taking Glutathione
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
5
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
13
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
19
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
10
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
12
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
7

Adherence


Always
Patients
35
66%
Usually
Patients
10
19%
Sometimes
Patients
3
6%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
5
9%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
9
17%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
13
25%
A little hard to take
Patients
10
19%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
21
40%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
18
34%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
4
8%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
3
6%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
1
2%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
8
15%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
19
36%
Last updated:

16 patient evaluations for Glutathione

nacona
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nacona
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See nacona's full Glutathione history

Dec 16, 2015 (Started Feb 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Need a glutathione pursuer to help your body make glutathione. Glutathione supplements, patches are not absorbed in the body.

Nov 1, 2015 (Started Feb 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
TinaLuvsLife
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TinaLuvsLife
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

See TinaLuvsLife's full Glutathione history

Jul 14, 2013 (Started Mar 29, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Urinary urgency)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg One time
Advice & Tips: Quit tx for 4+ weeks and discovered increases on weakness and bulbar symptoms.

  • 0 helpful marks
jennikb
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jennikb
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: severe
I am: b
I have:
ALS

See jennikb's full Glutathione history

Mar 24, 2013 (Started Dec 24, 2012)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
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