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Glutathione Therapy For Treating ADHD

By admin | ADHD

Mar 28

If you have a child that has ADHD or have this condition yourself, you may be determined to find the best treatment that will help you deal with its symptoms. Since there is no medication that cures this condition completely, it will be a good idea to look for alternative treatments that do not cost much or have harmful side effects to your body. Glutathione therapy is an excellent alternative natural ADHD treatment that you should consider trying.

What is Glutathione?

Glutathione is a very powerful anti-oxidant that is made up of 3 amino acids, namely glycine, cysteine and glutamic acid. It occurs naturally in the body and supports the immune system by increasing production of white blood cells to fight off foreign substances and infection. It is the body’s primary defense mechanism against toxicity. This antioxidant is found in high levels in the kidneys, liver, spleen and stomach linings, all which are organs that are frequently exposed to chemical toxins.

Glutathione Decrease in the Body

As we age, the level of this antioxidant in your bodies decreases. There are some diseases that have been linked to its low concentrations, including HIV/AIDS, heart attack, liver diseases, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Poor diets, stress, toxic overload and excessive exercises are other things that have been found to contribute to low levels of glutathione.

How Does it Work

If glutathione production in your body cannot keep up with demand or you are simply not able to produce normal levels of this anti-oxidant due to genetic reasons, you can try glutathione therapy. This anti-oxidant is available as liquid suspension or oral capsules (also known lipoceutical glutathione or liposomal). The capsules are not minimally effective. They do not cause the blood levels to be high enough to provide much of a clinical effect.

The oral forms of glutathione are okay, but not enough studies have been done to show if they lead to increased cell levels, particularly for people that are suffering from conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Apart from the capsules and liquid suspension, glutathione is also available in transdermal/skin application form. You need to apply the cream once or twice a day. The cream is recommended for children that are on the autism spectrum.

The Effective Way To Use Glutathione

An intravenous infusion is the most efficient route of glutathione therapy. Even it is not practical for some kids; it has been found to have significant benefits especially for adults as well as people that have neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson disease and multiple sclerosis. Adults and teenagers that are on the autism spectrum and can tolerate an I.V can also benefit from an intravenous infusion of glutathione. Since it is a very direct route, you are guaranteed of getting higher blood levels.

Taking Glutathione Naturally

This anti-oxidant is available in both animal and plant sources, including cooked meat, cooked fish and fresh fruits and vegetables. There is also glutathione supplement, but the problem is that it is poorly absorbed in the body because the stomach acid digests most of it. To raise hepatic glutathione actually, you should consider administering its dietary precursors, methionine, and cysteine.