Q. Dear Terry, “I heard that intravenous glutathione can help with Parkinson’s symptoms. I’ve had PD for over 5 years now and none of the medications I’ve tried have made much of a difference. I don’t know if I can afford IV glutathione since it’s not covered by insurance. Are there other options?”– Daniel Y., Edgewater, FL
A. Dear Daniel, I strongly encourage you to discuss the use of dietary supplementation with your healthcare practitioner. With that being said, I believe glutathione can be incredibly beneficial.
While glutathione is useful for virtually any disease or health challenge, it is particularly useful for debilitating neurological diseases like Parkinson’s disease (PD). There are studies using intravenous (IV) glutathione that demonstrate its ability to improve Parkinson’s symptoms.
As early as 1996, a study entitled “Reduced intravenous glutathione in the treatment of early Parkinson’s disease” found that the progression of PD was reduced, and symptoms improved by 42% after only 30 days of treatment. However, the practice of using glutathione for PD was not widespread, because it had to be administered directly into the veins (IV), necessitating clinic visits and medical staff inserting needles for proper administration.
Research on using therapeutic glutathione is incredibly encouraging for this incurable, neurological disease. The stumbling block has always been that it has to be given IV, in a clinic licensed for administration of intravenous drugs, in order to be effective. There are not many clinics nationwide offering this service, and it is very expensive.
It is truly a medical break-through to be able to provide this glutathione in an oral form that is still absorbed in its most effective form, without the need for needles, clinics, and huge amounts of medical bills. I would take the reduced, active form of L-glutathione three times daily in order to support optimal glutathione levels.
Other helpful ingredients to consider include: curcumin enhanced with turmeric essential oil, bioactive B6 with magnesium and zinc, and CoQ10. I would take these ingredients twice per day.
Terry . . . Naturally
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