What is Glutathione?

Glutathione is an antioxidant molecule. It is necessary for the healthy functioning of mitochondria at the cellular level.

Glutathione Treatment

Glutathione Treatment

Mitochondria are the power plants of cells. Damage to these power plants is critical in the transformation to cancer at the cellular level. When the functioning of mitochondria is disrupted by toxins or severe illnesses such as coronavirus, cells start to use sugar instead of oxygen, which leads to cancer.

Glutathione Importance

High glutathione levels are especially important to prevent or reduce the effects of diseases that cause inflammation at the cellular level, such as COVID. Apart from these, reducing the effects of aging, being healthy, strengthening the immune system are also among its effects.

Studies show that high glutathione levels increase muscle strength, shorten muscle recovery time and consequently reduce muscle damage.

Glutathione is used to reduce the after-effects of disease as well as to stay healthy and prevent disease. It is essential in the prevention of many diseases such as aging, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia.

Glutathione consists of three building blocks: the amino acids glutamine, cysteine and glycine. Glutathione is called an anti-oxidant because it traps free radicals, transports them to the liver and then goes back to work regenerating itself.

The so-called free radicals are often by-products and toxic wastes of metabolic processes in normal cells. When these wastes are not neutralized by anti-oxidants such as glutathione, they can lead to chronic diseases such as cancer and autoimmune diseases.

Glutathione Deficiency

Glutathione is naturally present in the body, but decreases with age. Diseases and toxins entering the body also cause a decrease in glutathione levels. The decrease in glutathione in the body causes waste substances called free radicals to damage cells.

Active Form of Glutathione (GSH): Glutathione collects free radicals, and when it is saturated, it takes them to the liver. Here, after releasing the free radicals, it becomes free. When we are young or disease-free, 10% of glutathione is in the inactive (oxidized) state, while 90% is in the active form.

When active glutathione, also known as GSH, falls below 90%, free radicals begin to cause damage. When toxins accumulate further, active glutathione continues to decrease. When active glutathione falls below 70%, the immune system deteriorates.

What Causes Glutathione Deficiency?

A deficiency in the level of active glutathione in the body can be due to two reasons:

  1. Internal factors,
  2. External factors.

1. Internal factors: DNA repair, diseases, activation of the immune system, excessive use of glutathione due to reasons such as overexposure to toxic substances, which occur in our body, is related to the increased need for glutathione.

Some of the toxic substances are as follows:

  • Benzopyrenes (exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, barbecue smoke, etc.),
  • Exposure to solvents such as acetone, thinner,
  • Petroleum products (gasoline and by-products),
  • Paracetamol
  • Insecticides (pesticides),
  • Artificial sweeteners,
  • Synthetic food coloring,
  • Kitchen utensils such as non-stick pan liners, plastic storage containers, inner liners for cardboard packaging,
  • Heavy metals (dental fillings, tattoos, mercury),
  • UV radiation,
  • Electromagnetic radiation.

External factors:

  • Malnutrition, vitamin deficiency,
  • Excessive exercise,
  • Depression
  • Stress, worry, anxiety,
  • Age (glutathione starts to decrease after the age of 20),
  • Exposure to light in the room while sleeping (melatonin secretion is suppressed and glutathione cannot be synthesized).

Glutathione Treatment Ankara

Intravenous Glutathione Therapy - IV Glutathione Therapy

Intravenous glutathione serum is administered to people with significant glutathione deficiency, those with severe illnesses such as Covid-19 or pneumonia, those undergoing cancer treatment, and people over the age of 30 who have difficulty producing their own glutathione.

Glutathione Serum Treatment

Glutathione serum therapy can be administered weekly or every 15 days. Minimum two, maximum four applications. It is given in serum. It is an application of approximately 20-30 minutes. Half-life is approximately 14 minutes. It is then excreted as cysteine in urine.

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