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
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 60 35
Parkinson's disease 23 15
General health 15 4
Fatigue 6 4
Lyme disease 6 2
Multiple sclerosis 4 3

Show all 25 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 2
Mild 5
None 66

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Glutathione

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 1
Nausea 1
Pain in veins 1
Parkinson's disease 1
Urinary urgency 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Glutathione

Dosage Patients
0.5 tsp. daily 1
1 capsule(s) daily 1
1 mL daily 1
1 tbs. daily 1
2 mg daily 1
2 tsp. daily 1
6 other daily 1
6 tsp. daily 1
1,000 mg every other week 1
1,400 mg weekly 1

See all 16 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Glutathione

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 36
Expense 19
Other 16
Personal research 10
Course of treatment ended 9
Doctor's advice 4
Side effects too severe 1
See all 72 patients who've stopped taking Glutathione

Duration

Currently taking Glutathione

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Glutathione

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 35
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 10
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 51
Usually 15
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 11
Somewhat hard to take 19
A little hard to take 16
Not at all hard to take 29
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 28
$100-199 4
$50-99 7
$25-49 1
< $25 8
Not specified 27
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14 patient evaluations for Glutathione

Nov 16, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for mitochondrial protection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3600 mg Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 25, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for mitochondrial protection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: Iteresting people to talk to in lounge.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 13, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for mitochondrial protection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I have just resumed IV glutathione after nearly 2 months off. I cannot say I noticed any change in my condition when I stopped. I will proceed with once-weekly IVs and re-evaluate after another month. I suspect that any effect is not immediate as in the Perlmutter videos, but may show as a one-or-more point decrease in the PDRS over several months.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 2, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for mitochondrial protection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: There is no immediate effect on the tremor of my right arm but after a few hours I feel clamer and notice a cessaton of tremor that can last a few more hours.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 3 helpful marks

Mar 21, 2009 (Started Dec 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: It has been very positive for me. When I am getting the IV, I feel very calm, like getting valium. I just feel better on this regimen. Many people with ALS and Parkinson's also do glutathione, up to three times per week.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Dec 19, 2008 (Started Dec 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: I had an almost immediate sense of well-being during my first infusion
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 15, 2010 (Started Apr 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 tps. Daily
Advice & Tips: it did not seem to work, maybe extra energy..

  • 1 helpful mark
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