GLUTATHIONE – What’s the Hype?

Considered by many to be the most important antioxidant of the body due to some amazing qualities, glutathione, or γ-L-glutamyl-L-cisteinilglicin (it’s chemical name) is now offered as main entrée, side dish, or dessert anywhere IV vitamin and micronutrient therapies are given. Studied extensively as an oral supplement, IV glutathione is far superior as it bypasses digestion and works faster. This remarkable antioxidant is reported to work miracles. In the mid 90’s Dr. David Perlmutter, a Florida neurologist, came across the work of researchers at the University of Sassari in Italy who were using IV glutathione to treat Parkinson’s Disease. The results were astounding and developing his own protocols he began seeing his patients with this debilitating illness “come back to life."

This tripeptide, known as the “Master Antioxidant”, not only fights free radicals (particles in the cells that bombard and damage cells), but it helps other antioxidants work better (like vitamins C and E). The effects of free radicals become even more pronounced as we age or when the body’s immune system is compromised and these can be major causes of many diseases.

Higher levels of antioxidants, and specifically glutathione, allow you to recover quicker from exercise and extreme stress and helps prevent cellular aging. Add to this the detoxifying, chelating, anti-inflammatory, and cellular protective properties it also has and yes, one has to agree, there is reason for hype.

Sergio A. Sobredo, Jr., M.D. is the founder of Vitalifts LLC. IV Glutathione infusions are available at Vitalifts located at 4865 N Wickham Rd, Ste 109 in Melbourne. For more information or to make an appointment, call 321-425-2111 or visit

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