Glutathione Nebulization

Posted on 2021-02-14 22:22:37

What is Glutathione?

Glutathione, pronounced as GLOO-TUH-THIGH-ON, is one of the most important antioxidants present in your body. Also known as the ‘mother of all antioxidants’, this can protect you from chronic diseases and help you maintain a healthy life. This antioxidant is naturally made in the body by a combination of three amino acids; glycine, cysteine, and glutamine.

Glutathione has several critical roles in the body such as removing toxic substances, regeneration of vitamin C and E, regulating healthy cell death, and so on. The true power of glutathione comes from sulfur, which is the main component of this antioxidant. Sulfur is a sticky molecule. Because of this property, it acts like flypaper, mopping up all kinds of toxins throughout the body.

One of the main functions done by glutathione is maintaining your respiratory health. Lungs naturally have a high concentration of the glutathione antioxidant acting as the first line of defense against any toxic substance (i.e., cigarette smoke, vehicle smoke, etc.) that you may inhale.

After mopping up the toxins that enter the lungs through the respiratory tract, the antioxidant is recycled within the body. However, if your exposure to toxic substances is high, the glutathione present in the body may not be sufficient to deal with the load. Glutathione concentration can also be affected by poor diet, stress, and lack of sleep. So, you may have to introduce extra glutathione into the body to maintain your health.

How to increase glutathione levels in the body?

There are four methods by which you could increase the levels of glutathione in your body;

  1. Eating food that boosts glutathione production and getting enough rest
  2. Taking glutathione pills
  3. Intravenous therapy
  4. Glutathione nebulization (inhaling glutathione)

The first method is to eat food that naturally boosts the production of glutathione in the body. Glutathione is made of sulfur. So, consuming food rich in sulfur molecules will help increase glutathione levels.

These are some sulfur-rich food that you can add to your diet.

  • Eggs
  • Legumes
  • Nuts
  • Fish/ Chicken
  • Flaxseed
  • Whey
  • Milk thistle

Lack of sleep or insomnia can also affect glutathione production in the body. So, don’t forget to get enough rest while minding what you eat. Increasing glutathione by consuming these types of food is a long-term process and involves no side effects at all.

You can also take glutathione in the form of pills or as intravenous therapy. However, glutathione nebulization is the most effective way to support respiratory illnesses and improve the glutathione level in the lungs.

What is glutathione nebulization?

Nebulization is a process where drugs are administered as a mist that can be inhaled. Getting aerosol treatment is especially important if the air you breathe is the core problem. Nebulization allows you to treat the respiratory system directly.

In glutathione nebulization, you will be inhaling the antioxidant. So, the glutathione will flow directly into the lungs and deposit there. This is the fastest method to increase glutathione in the lungs. It is also extremely effective to ward off lung conditions. The treatment may last at least 1 to 2 times per week in a span of 4 or 6 weeks. The frequency and the length of the treatment period required to treat your condition will be decided by your naturopathic doctor.

Benefits of glutathione nebulization

Glutathione nebulization is a fast and effective treatment for treating chronic respiratory conditions. This treatment will be effective if you are experiencing any of the following conditions.

  • Chronic congestion
  • Chronic rhinitis
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Post-viral cough
  • Upper and lower respiratory tract infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic otitis media with effusion
  • COPD
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Cigarette smoking detox-support
  • Multiple chemical sensitivity disorder
  • Non-sulfite sensitive asthma
  • Farmer’s lung

Risks involved with the glutathione nebulization treatment

Some patients may experience allergic reactions. This may be possible if you are sensitive to sulfites. Your naturopathic doctor will make sure that you are not allergic to glutathione before you start the treatment. However, keep in mind that you will experience some minor after effects such as coughing and unpleasant odor.

Final note

Glutathione nebulization is available at our clinic. If you want to get the treatment, all you have to do is call ahead and come for an initial assessment. If you are a suitable candidate, we can start the treatment right away.


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