Glutathione is a powerful anti-oxidant required for the detoxification of toxins and maintenance of cellular health. When administered intravenously in high doses, glutathione increases the uptake of cysteine (an amino acid) into cells which works to protect the body from toxicity through increasing liver function. For many Parkinson’s patients glutathione replenishment has proven to be an effective therapy for halting or even reversing disability.
Conditions Regularly Treated:
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Peripheral Arterial Diseases (PAD)
Sampling of Clinical Research
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The easiest way to get started is to schedule a free 15 minute coordination meeting to discuss what lab tests will help meet your health goals and whether we can run these tests through your insurance provider.