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Glutathione for Mycotoxin Illness

Published on September 24th, 2019 by Dr. Meghan Haggarty

Exposure to mold is common. Toxins from mold, called mycotoxins, are found in many foods such as coffee, wheat and can also come from water-damaged building. Mycotoxin illness can significantly impact a person’s life. They can cause many symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, and allergies. It can also weaken your immune system and can even cause cancer.

A naturopathic treatment called intravenous glutathione is an effective treatment for mycotoxin illness. Glutathione is a substance naturally produced by the body. It consists of three amino acids- cysteine, glutamine and glycine. Unfortunately some people cant produce glutathione as effectively due to their genetic composition and patients with chronic illness tend to have low glutathione levels. By administering glutathione intravenously, you can increase the absorption rate and deliver higher levels of glutathione.

Glutathione has a high sulfur content, and supports detoxification to help to rid the body of toxins, including mycotoxins. One of the mechanisms that mold causes illness through is oxidative stress. Glutathione is a strong intracellular antioxidant that helps to counteract this effect. It can also support the immune system and helps to support cognitive function.

Treating mold-related illness requires a multi-faceted approach. Our naturopathic doctors have extensive experience treating mycotoxin illness. Contact us to find out how intravenous glutathione can help you to heal from mycotoxins.

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