Items Tagged ‘glutathione’

Ask the Doctors - What are the risks and benefits of kava?

September 18, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What are the risks and benefits of kava?

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Dear Doctor: What are the benefits and risks of taking kava? That’s a good question with a complex answer. The shrub kava originates from the South Pacific, where  Pacific Islanders used it to promote psychological and physical relaxation for medicinal and ceremonial purposes. Within traditional cultures, the root of the plant is crushed, ground and […]

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Tags: Anxiety, Ask the Doctors, buspirone, Dr. Robert Ashley, glutathione, kava, liver toxicity


Ask the Doctors - What do glutathione supplements do?

July 10, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What do glutathione supplements do?

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Dear Doctor: I’ve been seeing advertisements for glutathione, saying the supplement enhances the body’s cells. The ads also say the claims haven’t been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any comments would be appreciated. Glutathione is an antioxidant produced in the body through enzymatic reactions, using the amino acids cysteine, L-glutamic acid and glycine. […]

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Tags: AIDS, amino acids, antioxidant, Ask the Doctors, Crohn's Disease, cystic fibrosis, Dr. Robert Ashley, glutathione, supplements, ulcerative colitis