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What is Liposomal Glutathione and Its Benefits

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Millions if not billions of people worldwide take some form of liposome every day without even realizing it. If you’ve ever taken vitamins, medications, or supplements in the form of a pill, you ingested liposomes. This term simply refers to the outer shell or capsule in which your vitamins or medications are contained. There are many different types of liposomes, including liposomal glutathione.

This article will look at liposomal glutathione and its benefits for the human body. We’ll also compare liposomal glutathione versus other methods of getting glutathione into your system.

What is Liposomal Glutathione?

Liposomal glutathione simply refers to glutathione that has been encapsulated in a concentrated state in the form of a pill. To understand liposomal glutathione, we should first discuss what glutathione is.

Glutathione is often referred to as the master antioxidant of the human body and is made up of glycine, cysteine, and glutamic acid.1 It’s useful for many things, but preventing disease is at the top of the list. Glutathione is a naturally occurring antioxidant in the human body produced in the liver. However, when people require additional glutathione, they often ingest it in the form of liposomal glutathione.

Liposomal glutathione is a concentrated dose of glutathione that can also contain other ingredients. Vitamin C and E are commonly paired with liposomal glutathione and aid in support and recovery. While you can get small doses of glutathione from spinach, asparagus, avocados, and other foods, liposomal glutathione is one of the best ways to get a concentrated dose.

Liposomal Glutathione Benefits

Because of how concentrated liposomal glutathione is and how it affects the body, it offers many benefits.

  • Neutralizing Free Radicals

Neutralizing free radicals is important for several reasons.2

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An imbalance of free radicals in the body can result in oxidative stress, poor cellular regeneration and respiration, reduced cognitive function, and a weak immune system.

  • Detoxification

Because glutathione is naturally produced in the liver, it’s an essential component of detoxing your body. A concentrated dose of liposomal glutathione is a great way to speed up and improve the detoxification process in your liver, heart, and body in general. Liposomal glutathione is often recommended for those struggling with alcoholism.3

  • Improved Cellular Function

Because we don’t see or feel our cells, we often forget how important they are. Proper cellular function is crucial for every part of the body and keeps you functioning. Liposomal glutathione is a great way to improve cellular function, respiration, and oxidation. Liposomal glutathione is also a core component to protecting your immune system and aids the cells that are its first line of defense against infections and viruses.

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Liposomal Glutathione Versus IV Glutathione Therapy

While liposomal glutathione is the most common method of ingesting a concentrated dose of glutathione, it isn’t necessarily the best. Yes, you get all the glutathione you need, but it takes time to have an effect and typically requires frequent doses.

On the other hand, IV glutathione therapy delivers a supercharged dosage of glutathione directly into your bloodstream. IV therapy is much quicker, more effective, and longer-lasting than liposomal glutathione. IV glutathione therapy can also help protect you from nerve damage caused by cisplatin, a cancer drug.

How Does IV Therapy Detox the Body?

In addition to delivering a concentrated dose of glutathione directly into your bloodstream, IV glutathione therapy acts as a great detox. IV therapy can cleanse your body of free radicals and toxins that have a negative impact on your cells and cause premature aging. Receiving glutathione through IV therapy is the best and quickest way to get glutathione into your system.

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Glutathione - Frequently Asked Questions

What is glutathione?

Glycine, cysteine, and glutamic acid are the building blocks for the compound glutathione. It is created by the liver and is used by several bodily functions. Glutathione helps with the production of chemicals and proteins required by the body, as well as immune system activity.

What are the benefits of taking glutathione?

Taking glutathione has many benefits including:

  • Reducing oxidative stress
  • Reducing cell damage in alcoholic and nonalcoholic liver disease
  • Improves insulin resistance in older people
  • Increase mobility for people with peripheral artery disease
  • Reduces symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
  • Might help fight autoimmune diseases
  • Might reduce oxidative damage in children with autism
  • Might reduce the impact of uncontrolled diabetes
  • Might reduce respiratory disease symptoms
  • Might improve psoriasis

Glutathione IV Therapy vs supplements

Glutathione supplementation has been related to digestive problems, such as bloating or stomach cramps. Intravenous glutathione provides the antioxidant directly to your cells by totally avoiding the digestive system.

Does glutathione help reduce oxidative stress?

According to one research, glutathione either increases or decreases the body's immune response, which helps alleviate oxidative stress. Diseases with an autoimmune component damage particular cells' mitochondria. By scavenging free radicals, glutathione protects the mitochondria of the cell.


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[3] Lauterburg BH, Velez ME. - Glutathione deficiency in alcoholics: risk factor for paracetamol hepatotoxicity.;