For anyone suffering from chronic illness, this article may be of interest. Treating chronic illness with glutathione is not new, but it is becoming more popular. Glutathione is made in your liver, and is also sold as a supplement. Glutathione is part of your neuroimmune system, which is your brain and immune system working together. If you don’t have a high-functioning neuroimmune system, every infection that comes along is going to keep you sick.
All forms of alcohol, and hundreds of prescription drugs, steal glutathione. This is one reason liver problems are linked to alcoholism. Glutathione is a very important part of your antioxidant defense and detoxification pathways.
Your immune system has many different facets. If you have a problem with your TH1, TH2, and Th17, it is most likely due to a depletion of glutathione. Let’s look at the TH1, which stands for T helper 1. This little guy is quite useful, as he detoxifies poisons that are filtered through your liver, and also acts as a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator. Put simply, the TH1 protects your neurons from assaults that would kill your brain cells. Without proper amounts of glutathione, you can’t get rid of cellular garbage. Thus, when a toxin gets in the mix, it stays longer, keeping you sick longer.
Not having enough glutathione is a problem. Unfortunately, so is trying to boost your glutathione levels. There are supplements, but depending on how they are made, your body may not be able to absorb them. There is an IV form that gets into your cells just fine, but it is like opening a rusty door. Your body is not going to react well, and you may feel even worse for 2 to 24 hours afterward. The easiest way to get your glutathione back where you want it is to gradually increase your levels, while increasing other supplements that will help your body absorb the glutathione. Suzy Cohen has a step-by-step guide on how to safely increase your glutathione in the attached article.
Read the full article here: Chronic Illness Responds to Glutathione