Dowa and Bucci,
Thanks for the heads up. I always clearly identify who I am, so a person knows they need to do additional research on their own in addition to what I say. Since I represent Immunocal, you have to view what I say with skepticism until you have a chance to independently verify the information.
You are correct that glutathione also helps the body to detox. IV glutathione treatments are effective in raising your glutathione levels. Glutathione is your body's master antioxidant, immune system optimizer, detoxifier, energy restorer, and antiaging protein.
IV glutathione treatments raise glutathione in the blood plasma, but not in the lymphocytes, where it is needed for the immune system to exert its full potential. It also has a short half life and can be intrusive and expensive, requiring repeated treatments for best effect. Given this, it is still quite effective, and many use it like you have with good success.
There are many well studied ways to raise glutathione other than IV Glutathione and Immunocal, although these two methods are quite effective. The two most thoroughly studied ways to raise and sustain glutathione are with N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), an over the counter pharmaceutical with potentially toxic side effects, and bonded cysteine ( See Wikipedia - "Glutathione" under "supplementation").
The link in my signature will point you to a page based on Dr. Jimmy Gutman's book "Glutathione - Your Key To Health" and some of these things may also be obtained in the drug store or health food store, like milk thistle, melatonin, and alpha lipoic acid. You can take these along with your IV glutathione to maximize its effectiveness. You should also take the necessary co-factors with your IV glutathione, and a good quality multivitamin should cover that for you.
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