For Lung and Sinus Health

Glutathione is a potent antioxidant, which acts to prevent damage to important cellular components caused by reactive oxygen species such as free radicals and peroxides.   It is the most important of all anti-oxidants, the master detoxifier and crucial to the immune system.

Your body produces its own glutathione.  However, there are many factors that deplete glutathione such as poor diet, pollution, toxins, medications, stress, trauma, aging, infections and radiation.

Glutathione is a very simple molecule that is produced naturally all the time in your body. It is a combination of three simple building blocks of protein or amino acids – cysteine, glycine, glutamine and the mineral Sulphur, which gives glutathione a strong “egg” smell.  Glutathione helps bind to and detoxify chemicals including pesticides and heavy metals like mercury.  Glutathione is an important “supplier” of sulphur for the synthesis of neurotransmitters such as Serotonin and Dopamine.  Normally glutathione is recycled in the body – except when the toxic load becomes too great.

What is nebulized glutathione used for?

GSH (reduced glutathione) inhalation is an effective treatment for a variety of pulmonary diseases and respiratory-related conditions.  Even very serious and difficult-to-treat diseases yield benefits from this novel treatment. GSH inhalation is very safe. Because many pulmonary diseases and respiratory-related conditions are affected by deficient antioxidant status, poor oxygenation and/or impaired host defenses, glutathione remains an excellent choice for correcting these imbalances. In addition, glutathione is only beneficial for lung conditions when it is delivered directly to the pulmonary tissue – something that can only be achieved using a nebulizer.

What is a Nebulizer and how is it done?

In medicine, a nebulizer is a drug delivery device used to administer medication in the form of a mist inhaled into the lungs. A mask is worn that covers your nose and mouth and this is connected to the nebulizer machine that is used to deliver the GSH into the airways.

Nebulized Glutatione therapy may be helpful in the following conditions:

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • COPD
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Chronic otitis media with effusion
  • Farmer’s lung
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic rhinitis
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Chronic congestion
  • Asthma
  • Upper and lower respiratory tract infections
  • Multiple chemical sensitivity disorder

Who is a good candidate for this therapy?

Adults and children can both benefit from nebulized glutathione

Who is not a good candidate for this treatment?

The only strict contraindication to this treatment is a sensitivity to sulfites. Before your first treatment, a urine sample will be tested for this sensitivity. If it is determined that you are sensitive to sulfites, nebulized homeopathic remedies may still be an option.

How often are treatments required?

Typically, treatments in the beginning are required 1-2 times per week for 4-6 weeks eventually working towards a maintenance treatment plan. Maintenance plans will vary but most people require treatment as often as once every 2-4 weeks.

Many of the above listed conditions are severe and progressive or have periods of acute exacerbations. During acute flare-ups, nebulized treatments often have to be administered daily or every few days for best results. Because of the progressive nature of many of these diseases, maintenance therapy is required.   It is important to realize that a series of treatments are required to notice improvement.

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