What is Glutathione?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Glutathione (IV) Liposomal Glutathione Glutathione nasal spray 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


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 5
None 48

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Glutathione

Side effect Patients
Dizziness and feeling faint 1
Fatigue 1
Memory and cognition problems 1
Nausea 1
Pain in veins 1
Parkinson's Disease 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Glutathione

Dosage Patients
500 mg daily 4
0.5 L weekly 1
0.5 tsp. daily 1
1 tbs. daily 1
1 mL three times daily 1
4 tps. daily 1
36 mg weekly 1
6 tsp. daily 1
100 mg daily 1
900 mg weekly 1

See all 12 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Glutathione

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 31
Expense 17
Other 15
Personal research 11
Course of treatment ended 9
Doctor's advice 4
Side effects too severe 1
See all 65 patients who’ve stopped taking Glutathione

Duration

Currently taking Glutathione

Duration Patients
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 2
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 8

Stopped taking Glutathione

Duration Patients
0-1 month 6
1-3 months 13
3-6 months 20
6 months-1 year 12
1-2 years 12
2 years or more 9

Adherence


Always
Patients
36
64%
Usually
Patients
12
21%
Sometimes
Patients
3
5%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
5
9%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
10
18%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
14
25%
A little hard to take
Patients
9
16%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
23
41%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
21
38%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
4
7%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
4
7%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
1
2%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
8
14%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
18
32%
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16 patient evaluations for Glutathione

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nacona
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nacona
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
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
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
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: g
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: n
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
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