Is Glutathione the anti aging IV therapy your body needs? Yes! Glutathione is the body’s premiere antioxidant found naturally in all human cells. As we all know, antioxidants play a vital role in our health by keeping free radicals in check. Antioxidants generously donate electrons to unstable free radicals so they don’t have to steal electrons from unsuspecting cells nearby. Glutathione acts as a cofactor in many bodily processes and is the foundation for the main detoxification pathways of the liver, kidney, lungs, and intestinal lining. By binding to harmful toxins, glutathione facilitates their easy elimination. In addition to directly scavenging free radicals, when reduced glutathione (GSH) is covalently bound to proteins, it acts as a coenzyme of numerous enzymes involved in cell defense. It is not surprising that levels of glutathione directly correspond to the health and function of cells, and that increasing your glutathione levels is not only a smart move for health maintenance but also an effective therapy for a host of serious diseases.
Why use glutathione IV instead of pills?
Oral glutathione is absorbed in the stomach. Unfortunately, our own digestive enzymes break down the peptide bonds that hold the amino acids in glutathione together. By the time oral glutathione actually makes it into the blood stream, it has lost much of its potency via the digestive system. With intravenous infusion therapy, glutathione bypasses the stomach and goes directly to the bloodstream.
What Conditions can Glutathione IV help treat?
Many diseases are linked to glutathione deficiencies. There are over 90,000 studies published on different aspects of glutathione, on everything from cardiovascular damage to cancer treatment and prevention, to autoimmune diseases, to even autism and related disorders. In fact, I could write the rest of this page on diseases for which glutathione is crucial. Chronic conditions associated with dramatic increases in oxidative stress, especially neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s, have been shown to have significant results with glutathione supplementation. Patients recovering from strokes and those with hepatitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), autoimmune disorders, Lyme disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease all have seen excellent results with maximizing their glutathione status. When utilized in conjunction with hyperbaric oxygen and other therapies, IV Glutathione is a ticket to better health and longevity.
The Fountain of Youth?
As a rule of thumb, glutathione levels in the body start to decrease as we get older. To our despair and to the success of the billion-dollar beauty industry, these decreases in biological processes and reduction of nutrients manifest themselves on our skin. Skin aging is a complex biological phenomenon and Glutathione interferes with an enzyme in the body called tyrosinase (which controls the body’s production of melanin). Melanin manages our skin’s color pigmentation. By inhibiting the tryrosinase in the body, the limited melanin that’s present in the body and that is being produced by the body gradually begins to lighten the skin tone of a person. In a recent study published in the National Center for Biotechnology, after 10 weeks of glutathione treatment subjects found an increase in skin whitening, skin moisture, skin firmness, and wrinkle reduction and skin smoothing. There really is unlimited potential for increased Glutathione levels as there is very little that won’t benefit from this master antioxidant.
Everyday Recommendations to Increase Glutathione:
Eat lots of cruciferous vegetables, garlic, and onions
Take glutathione-inducing supplements: N-acetyl-cysteine and alpha lipoic acid, selenium, whey protein, and melatonin. By increasing the building blocks of that make up Glutathione and its related enzymes, you can increase your body’s natural production.
Make sure your daily multivitamin contains optimal levels of other nutrients that help optimize glutathione status: vitamin C, vitamin E, folic acid, vitamin B 12, and vitamin B6.
As stated previously, Glutathione is best absorbed intravenously and the most successful outcomes have been through this method.