We are extremely pleased to be able to offer this patent-pending, highly absorbable oral form of liquid glutathione. This is the original sodium-benzoate free formulation of lipoceutical glutathione developed by Dr. Tim Guilford that has been used by thousands of families within the autism community.
Glutathione is one of the most powerful antioxidants that the body produces and is used to bind and remove toxins, including heavy metals from the body. According to recent research by Dr. Jill James, most children within the autism spectrum are significantly deficient in glutathione and this deficiency may significantly contribute to the symptoms associated with autism. It is believed by several autism researchers who presented at the Autism One Conference, including Dr. Mady Hornig, Dr. Boyd Haley, and Dr. Mary Megson, that mercury poisoning disrupts the transsulfurration metabolic pathway, reducing the body's natural production of glutathione. A study by G. Zeevalk presented at the Neuroscience 2009 conference in Chicago indicates that our Liposmal Glutathione was 100 more potent than other forms in replenishing intracellular glutathione.
Impaired ability to detoxify and protect cells from damage may lead to brain damage, including impaired ability of neurons to communicate with each other, impaired proliferation of nerve cells during early childhood development, and the die-off of neurons within the brain. Increasing levels of glutathione protects the brain and other parts of the body from this damage.
What is Glutathione?
Glutathione (GSH) is a short string of amino acids called a peptide. It is composed of three amino acids: glycine, glutamine and cysteine. It is one of the main antioxidants in the cell and is considered a "key antioxidant" in the function of cells.
The functions of glutathione include:
* Protects cells against free radicals
* Removes toxins
* Enhances immune function
* Regulates protein and DNA growth
Glutathione tends to be deficient in those suffering from chronic auto-immune and neurological degenerative diseases including Autism, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Heart Attack and Stroke, and Liver Disease. Additional diseases affected by glutathione deficiency include: HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Seizure, Sickle Cell Anemia.
What are Liposomes?
Liposomes, tiny spheres (100 - 500 nanometer size) have been demonstrated to have 90% absorption in human studies.
The liposome in this product is wrapped around glutathione.
The liposome in liposomal glutathione is made from Essential Phospholipids (EPL), natural components of human and animal cell membranes. A continuous supply of EPL, or its constituents, is essential for cell maintence, and helps to promote efficient communication between cells, including nerve cells within the brain. A key component of health and well being, the EPL in this product is derived from soy lecithin. These phospholids are derived contain soy oil, but no soy protein.
Advantages of Liposome-Enclosed Glutathione
Our form of liposome-enclosed Glutathione offers many advantages:
- It is better tasting because it uses sweet tasting glycerine as a preservative.
- It is highly stable and does not have to be expensively shipped on ice, providing a savings of typically $8 on shipping. As per the manufacturer's guidelines, we ship it by 2nd Day Priority mail.
- If used within six months, it can be stored at room temperature (between 65-75 degrees Farenheit)
- It does not contain Sodium Benzoate, which may be problematic for some individuals within the autism spectrum. Researchers have found significant reductions in hyperactive behavior during when artificial colors and sodium benzoate were removed from the diet. Although Sodium Benzoate is not listed as a banned ingredient in the Feingold Diet for ADD/ADHD, the diet was originally developed in the 1970's and new additives that are suspected of being problematic have not been added to the official Feingold list of banned ingredients. However, many people on the Feingold diet eliminate Sodium Benzoate as well from their diet, along with other additives. For more information on this diet, please visit the feingold.org web site.
Autism Coach's Personal Experience with Liposome-Enclosed Glutathione
My son, who is currently diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, and my father, who is currently diagnosed with Parkinson's and Alzheimers have been taking liposome-enclosed glutathione for about 9 months. Both son and grandfather are color blind, which, according to autism researcher Dr. Mary Megson, is also a genetic marker linked to impaired ability to detoxify heavy metals, including mercury.
My 85-year old father worked directly with mercury when he built equipment for the tire industry during his career. My son, was exposed to mercury in large part through the 24 or so vaccines he received before the age of 2, which in 1991-1992 virtually all of whichi contained mercury in the form of the vaccine preservative, thimerisol. Nine months ago, my father was having difficulty in even talking and we were beginning to lose him as the person we had known and loved.
Within a month of starting the glutathione, my father regained much of his considerable mental acuity and eloquence and 9 months later he continues demonstrate his intelligence, awareness of current events and sense of humor. My 13-year old son's mental acuity also improved and he has repeatedly commented on how much more aware he has been since taking the glutathione.
There are also indications that the Glutathione supplementation may lead to higher levels of serotonin, and may providing some anti-depressant benefit. Glutathione production also declines a people age and supplementation with glutathione may prove to be of benefit to people over the age of 40.
We take the glutathione mixed with a teaspoon of our Liquid Vitamin C (about 416%% adult RDA for Vitamin C) and additionally with cranberry juice or a capsule of cranberry extract (to prevent the risk of kidney stones from developing from the high dose of Vitamin C). Combining Vitamin C and glutathione has been recommended by Dr. David Perlmutter in his Better Brain Book. He writes that he has significantly reversed symptoms in Parkinson's patients by administering an intraveneous drip of Vitamin C intravenously over a several hour period, to unbind mercury from the brain, followed by a glutathione push near the end of the Vitamin C infusion to bind to and excrete the mercury so it is not re-absorbed into the body. Large amounts of vitamin C taken orally can be irritating to the intestinal lining. The type of large dosages used by Dr. Perlmultter should only be performed by a knowledgeable physician.
We now offer a high-quality Liquid Vitamin C that is corn-free (most Vitamin C is derived from corn). The glutathione and Vitamin C Liquid, could be easily mixed in orange juice or another citrus drink and consumed in the morning.
Adult servings begin with 1.5 teaspoonfuls (approx. 650mg) twice daily for 7 to 10 days—and can be lowered to one teaspoonful (approx. 430mg) daily as a "maintenance serving", or as otherwise directed by your physician or health care professional.
Recommended child servings are 1/8 to ¼ of a teaspoon (approx. 55-108mg) for every 30 lbs of the child’s weight, twice a day. Please consult with your child’s physician before use. For example, a 75lb child could begin with approximately 3/4 of a teaspoon (325mg) up to twice daily.
These are general serving guidelines; parents can adjust servings based on individual needs—or as otherwise directed by a physician.
Additional information on administering a dose: Please note that because glutathione is a sulfur bearing molecule, it does have a sulfurous smell. Also, liposomes occasionally clump together within the solution. Simply a few gentle shakes just before administering a dose redistributes the liposomes within the solution. Take the dose promptly upon shaking. Do not shake vigorously, as the objective is to redistribute the liposomes within the solution while keeping the glutathione enclosed within the liposomes. If desired, it can be gently mixed into orange juice or another juice if taken immediately after mixing.
The list of Ingredients per 1 teaspoon (5 ml) dose are:
Glutathione 422.7 mg
Other ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin, Hydroxylated Lecithin, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (as preservative)
This liposomes are soy-oil based product so individuals with an allergy or sensitivity to soy beans should not use this product. If you have significant health problems, we recommend you consult with your health care provider before taking this supplement. Some parents have reported that with other forms of oral glutathione, their children have experienced a Candida overgrowth, but we have not yet heard comparable reports about this form of glutathione, which may be less problematic because it is much more efficiently absorbed and less likely to remain in the intestinal tract to become a breeding ground for yeast.
Note: This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please note that supplements are non-refundable, once opened.
Previously, the only way to take glutathione and have it absorbed was to have it infused intravenously, or absorbed through the skin with a trans-dermal cream. This is because glutathione is typically destroyed during digestion and what little is not destroyed may be difficult for cells to absorb. However, this new form of glutathione now allows it to be quickly and efficiently absorbed into the bloodstream and cells orally by enclosing the glutathione molecule within tiny, nanosize spheres of fat called liposomes.