Glutathione, however, does so much more in the body than just fighting signs of aging and improving our skin tone. It acts as the hub of our antioxidant network, as a free radical scavenger and is an important component of liver detoxification. Its importance in oxidant balance and numerous other pathways have led to the study of glutathione as a supportive treatment in many medical concerns such as Parkinson’s Disease, complementary cancer care, cardiovascular disease, and as a part of a thorough pre and post surgical support.
Increasing your levels of glutathione can be a little tricky. It’s not well absorbed through the digestive tract when taken as a supplement. One of the best ways to increase levels of glutathione is to have it administered intravenously. This allows for optimal absorption in a quick, safe and effective manner.
While supplementation and dietary intake are not typically effective increasing glutathione levels, there are a few supports in addition to IV therapy. One of the most effective ways to subtly support glutathione through diet is through the intake of uncooked broccoli sprouts. While not at the same level as IV therapy, this can be a very safe and effective way to boost glutathione regardless or age or eligibility for IV therapy.