How is Glutathione shipped and
Glutathione is shipped overnight with an ice brick in a cooler. The order, once shipped, is usually delivered by 12 noon the following day (Mon-Thurs) by Federal Express. Please allow up to 24 hours for your order to be processed. The glutathione should be kept in the refrigerator and protected from light after received and until given to the patient.
Glutathione is made like many other bio-engineered products, by feeding a micro-organism a certain nutrient and allowing it to make the glutathione.
Wellness has a list of doctors all over the country who have allowed us to refer them patients. If we do not have a doctor on the list in your area we will be glad to try to find one in your area. If doctors want to be on our list please have them call and we will be happy to add them.
No compounded product is FDA approved in the narrow sense of the definition, but Glutathione is in the GRAS (generally regarded as safe) category.
It is an important chemical that acts as a powerful antioxidant to preserve and protect the brain and other body tissues by protecting them from the damage of free radicals. It also acts to recycle vitamin C & E which also reduce free radicals. Click here for a more detailed information about "What is Glutathione/GSH?"
The landmark study was done by the Department of Neurology, University of Sassari, Italy in 1996. In this study all patients improved significantly after glutathione therapy with a 42% decline in disability.
Many patients have had profound improvements with respect to reduction of rigidity, increased mobility, improved ability to speak, less depression, and decreased tremor. Glutathione has the added benefit of protecting the brain from free radical damage, thus possibly slowing the progression of the underlying illness.
It can be taken permanently. In the 1996 Italian study the therapeutic effect lasted 2-4 months after therapy was stopped.
Dr. David Perlmutter, a board certified neurologist from Naples, Florida, started using it in 1998 for his Parkinson's patients. Today thousands of patients have benefited from the use of Glutathione.
It is given intravenously in the arm by IV push over 10 to 15 minutes usually three times a week in a physician's office.
Wellness uses liquid glutathione, not reconstituted powder. L-Glutathione is produced by direct fermentation whereby the base media is a molasses based sugar. A qualified healthcare practitioner should administer it, at least initially, as follows:
the appropriate dosage of glutathione liquid in 10cc of sterile normal
saline. Usually vial contains 200mg/ml, but read the label.
Glutathione must be stored in a refrigerator in a foil bag to protect from light. The expiration date is 6 months.
How do you measure Glutathione
It can be tough to measure reduced glutathione in Red Blood Cells because of the quick turnover. You want to measure total glutathione levels and looking at the reduced/oxidized ratios and there are tests available that do that from Genova Diagnostics.
Essential GSH is available without a prescription on the Wellness Pharmacy site. > Buy Essential GSH
For other forms of Glutathione you must have a prescription from a licensed doctor. The prescription can be faxed to Wellness Pharmacy�.
Wellness has developed a patented method of preparation that enhances glutathione's stability which delivers it in a near 100% reduced form. This assures that the glutathione is as potent and effective as it can be. Dr Perlmutter's book, BrainRecovery.com, references Wellness as his sole source for injectable glutathione.
There are no significant side effects with glutathione. It is not recommend to be given at the same time as any other IV products. For example, vitamin C can oxidize it and render it ineffective if given along with it. It is contraindicated to give glutathione while a person is taking cancer chemotherapy drugs since glutathione increases the ability of the liver to process chemicals. This may cause the chemotherapy to be less effective.
There are many factors that explain why glutathione is so beneficial in Parkinson's disease. First, glutathione has the unique ability to make certain areas of the brain more sensitive to dopamine, so that even though dopamine is decreased, it nevertheless becomes more effective - aka it increases the dopamine receptor's sensitivity. Another possible mechanism is its antioxidant activity-protecting the brain from free radical damage. Additionally, glutathione has tremendous detoxifying ability through out the entire body.
It depends on the insurance company. Many of them do cover it. Wellness will send insurance information with your order, if requested, so you can file and get reimbursed. We will also be glad to assist you in filling out your insurance forms if you forward them to us. We value your business and will help you in any way we can.