Glutathione and Bowel Health

Glutathione and Bowel HealthIrritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal condition characterized by abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating and nausea. Low grade infections, a depressed immune system or even stress stimulates colon spasms in patients with IBS. Why? There is a close nervous system connection between the brain and the intestines. While there is no cure for IBS, there is hope. As demonstrated in the article below there is a link to glutathione deficiency and IBS. Unfortunately, glutathione levels cannot be increased via the oral route but only by IV therapy, injections or nebulized treatments.

Study of Glutathione Levels in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients

It is well documented that disturbances of the body’s oxidant-antioxidant balance is common in psycho-somatic diseases and especially in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Materials and Methods: Glutathione levels were measured in twenty patients with IBS aged 18-35 years, and then compared with twenty six age matched healthy subjects. Results: Serum glutathione levels were significantly decreased in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) than healthy controls.