13 May Parkinson’s slowed by Glutathione by John Lieurance, Sarasota Functional Neurology.
How does Glutathione help in Parkinson’s Disease?
Several factors explain why glutathione is so beneficial in Parkinson’s disease.
1. Glutathione increases the sensitivity of the brain to dopamine. So although glutathione doesn’t raise dopamine levels, it allows the dopamine in the brain to be more effective.
2. Glutathione’s powerful antioxidant activity protects the brain from free radical damage.
3. An even more intriguing benefit of glutathione lies in its powerful detoxification ability.
Its a well known fact that most Parkinson’s patients are deficient in their ability to detoxify chemicals to which they are exposed.
The unfortunate few who harbor an inherited flaw in their detoxification pathways are at far greater risk to the brain damaging effects of a wide variety of toxins.
Glutathione is one of the most important components of the liver’s detoxification system. Glutathione therapy is one of the most effective techniques for enhancing liver and brain detoxification.
Glutathione treatments considerably improve some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease including difficulties with rigidity, walking, movement, coordination and speech. A marked reduction of tremor has been observed as well as a decrease in depression.
Glutathione and N-acetyl-L-cysteine (a glutathione precursor) have been shown to be very effective in protecting the nerves in the substantia nigra from being destroyed by oxidative stress.
Glutathione Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease
The practical problem in increasing glutathione levels is that taking glutathione itself as a supplement does not boost cellular glutathione levels, since glutathione breaks down in the digestive tract before it reaches the cells.
However, intravenous glutathione therapy and taking glutathione precursors are both effective in boosting intracellular levels of glutathione.
Intravenous Glutathione Therapy:
Intravenous glutathione injections have been shown to have amazing and quick results.
Dr. David Perlmutter, a pioneer in this therapy, has developed a protocol utilized at the Perlmutter Health Center for administering intravenous glutathione to Parkinson’s patients.
Following even a single dosage of intravenous glutathione – often in as little as 15 minutes – the ability to walk, turn around and move their arms is almost completely restored.
David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition who received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. After completing residency training in Neurology, also at the University of Miami, Dr. Perlmutter entered private practice in Naples, Florida where he serves as Medical Director of the Perlmutter Health Center and the Perlmutter Hyperbaric Center.The unique blend of phytonutrients signals your cells to produce powerful antioxidant enzymes, SOD (superoxide dismutase) and CAT (catalase), which work synergistically to neutralize more free radicals than any “consumable” antioxidants. The results of a new peer-reviewed study (Free Radical Biology & Medicine), glutathione, which is a key antioxidant and anti-aging factor that arrest oxidation.
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