How Glutathione can help Parkinson’s
Glutathione is one of the human body’s best anti-oxidants. In Parkinson’s disease, there becomes an issue with oxidative damage in the brain as well as lower levels of glutathione. In the clinical progression of Parkinson’s, it is known that lower levels of glutathione relate to the increased severity of the disease. Glutathione is imperative to help the body remove free radicals. Free radicals are formed by the normal processes of the body and are increased with chemical and environmental exposure to toxins. Without glutathione, the brain cannot handle free radicals as well, and more damage occurs. With the help of Intravenous glutathione, the brain has more tools to help remove the damaging free radicals.
As documented by Dr. Perlmutter, Intravenous Glutathione can dramatically improve Parkinson’s symptoms in a short period of time. As opposed to oral glutathione which has to go through the digestive system to be absorbed in the blood, intravenous glutathione bypasses the absorption difficulties and is directly accessible in the bloodstream. This allows much higher doses of this powerful antioxidant to get into the system and do its job in the places that need it the most, the brain!
While it is not a direct cure for Parkinson's disease (PD), research suggests that glutathione may have a positive impact on the condition by helping to reduce oxidative stress and support overall cellular health.
Here's how Glutathione may help Parkinson's Disease:
Reduce Oxidative Stress: Oxidative stress significantly contributes to the development and progression of Parkinson's disease. In PD, harmful free radicals cause oxidative stress and cellular damage to the dopaminergic neurons. Dopaminergic neurons are the neurons responsible for dopamine production. Glutathione reduces oxidative damage from free radicals and, therefore, can improve the health of the dopaminergic neurons.
Improving Mitochondrial Function: Mitochondria are the powerhouse of each and every cell. It is the part of the cells that makes energy so that cells can live. Mitochondrial dysfunction is another critical concern of Parkinson's disease. Healthy mitochondria are essential for neuronal health and function. Glutathione has been shown to support mitochondrial function.
Neuroprotective Properties: Some studies have suggested that increasing glutathione levels can offer neuroprotection for Parkinson's Disease. Glutathione may help to slow down the degeneration of the dopaminergic neurons. This may help alleviate PD-related symptoms and slow down the progression of Parkinson’s disease If you or a loved one is considering using glutathione as part of a Parkinson's treatment plan, consult a healthcare professional. They can provide guidance on appropriate supplementation, potential interactions with other medications and help you make informed decisions about your treatment approach. At The Parkinson’s Plan, we offer an individualized approach to Parkinson’s. Get in touch with us to schedule your consultation today.