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Glutathione: A Natural Solution for Colitis?

By November 14, 2012

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A type of inflammatory bowel disease, colitis affects about 1.4 million Americans. In an effort to ease colitis symptoms, some patients turn to glutathione (a substance made up of the amino acids cysteine, glycine, and glutamate). Known to offer antioxidant effects, glutathione is widely available in supplement form.

Although research on the use of glutathione in treatment of colitis is very limited, there's some evidence that it may be of some benefit to colitis patients. For example, animal-based research indicates that glutathione may improve colitis-induced damage to the colon.

A number of other natural remedies show promise in the treatment of colitis. In preliminary studies, for instance, supplements such as probiotics, boswellia, bromelain, and omega-3 fatty acids have been found to improve colitis symptoms. In addition, undergoing acupuncture may be of some benefit to colitis patients. Read the article: Glutathione - What You Need to Know.

Comments
November 14, 2012 at 9:11 pm
(1) Jenny Luck says:

These work well for me. Liposomal Glutathione and Liposomal Vitamin D … these are available online http://www.maxhealthlabs.com

November 17, 2012 at 5:02 pm
(2) Mikhail Berman says:

I just have read an article about glutathione.
The problem with glutathione is that it very poorly absorbed from the gut and intravenous glutathione works very short time in the cells.
The article was about acetyl glutathione which, according to this article is absorbed and works for longer time than intravenous.
I will try it on my patients.

November 24, 2012 at 7:11 am
(3) Web Development says:

I do not write a bunch of comments, however after
looking at a few of the remarks on this page Glutathione: A Natural Solution
for Colitis?. I actually do have some questions for you if you do not mind.
Could it be just me or does it look like some of the comments
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