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Understanding the Role of Glutathione in Your Nervous System

Sep 01, 2023
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Understanding the Role of Glutathione in Your Nervous System
You may not remember studying glutathione in high school biology, but learning about it now can be a game-changer for your health. Here’s how low glutathione levels affect your nervous system and how to restore balance.

Glutathione is having a day. As more and more physicians discover its role in cell metabolism, oxidative stress, and DNA maintenance, this powerful antioxidant has become an increasingly popular treatment for: 

  • Insulin sensitivity
  • Preventing cancer progression
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Colitis damage
  • Oxidative stress
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Chemotherapy side effects
  • Parkinson’s disease

Our experienced Advanced Medical Care team specializes in glutathione and understands how your body uses it to prevent and fight disease. We offer cutting-edge glutathione treatments to address several conditions associated with glutathione deficiency.

This blog discusses how glutathione affects your nervous system and how we can correct glutathione imbalances.

Glutathione and your health

Glutathione (GSH) is the ultimate cellular multitasker. For example, glutathione plays a key role in:

  • Neutralizing excess free radicals
  • Gene expression
  • Metabolizing nutrients
  • DNA and protein synthesis
  • Immunity
  • Transporting amino acids
  • Metabolizing iron
  • Regulating cell proliferation and death
  • Mercury detoxification
  • Regeneration of vitamins E and C


You can get glutathione from foods like broccoli, spinach, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower, but your body also produces glutathione in your liver. 

When you run low on glutathione, your body succumbs to various diseases. Studies link high levels of glutathione with high levels of physical health and low levels of glutathione with increased disease and loss of function.

Glutathione and your nervous system

Your central nervous system relies on glutathione to function properly, and when your supply dips, nerve damage occurs, and disease sets in. Researchers have discovered that glutathione deficiency is a common denominator in several nervous system diseases:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)
  • Fibromyalgia

Our Advanced Medical Care team of board-certified neurologists have extensive experience treating these conditions with the most sophisticated technology, techniques, and science-based methods, including glutathione supplementation.

How glutathione treats nervous system conditions

Since glutathione deficiency and oxidative stress often contribute to nervous system conditions, glutathione supplementation may reduce symptoms and slow disease progression. 

For example, fibromyalgia, a complex condition that causes severe and persistent fatigue, muscle stiffness and spasms, and all-over body pain, is notoriously difficult to treat. Our Advanced Medical Care team may recommend glutathione infusions in addition to traditional medications, physical therapy, and acupuncture. 


When we administer glutathione, it acts as a scavenger, seeking out excess free radicals in your nervous system. Too many free radicals create oxidative stress, one of the markers for fibromyalgia and ME/CFS. The glutathione neutralizes free radicals and restores balance, reducing your symptoms.

Although you can buy oral glutathione supplements, they aren’t as effective as injections and IV infusions because your digestive system takes most of it. 

To get the full effects of glutathione, schedule an appointment at Advanced Medical Care in Queens or Brooklyn, New York, and find out if you’re a good candidate for this innovative therapy. Book online, or call us