Glutathione is a super-powered antioxidant with free-radical scavenging activity that protects your body from disease and the effects of aging. Long used to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy for cancer patients, glutathione is now seeing increased interest in the wider medical community. It is involved in preventing a range of health issues—and can really pack a punch to support skin health, too!
While research confirming glutathione’s importance is well-represented in the literature, most physicians know little or nothing about this important molecule. Luckily, we’ve become experts on this amazing antioxidant and offer its benefits to all of our patients. Unlike other nutrients, glutathione actually exists within each cell. While your body does produce its own glutathione, things like poor diet, pollution, toxins, medication, stress, trauma, aging, infections, and radiation can deplete this valuable substance. We can replace that diminished or depleted glutathione through an intravenous push, bringing your body’s free-radical fighting potential back up to optimal levels. When your body has enough glutathione, you can be sure that your immune system is fighting back against toxins and environmental aggressors.
Whole Body Wellness
Conditions that Glutathione Can Address*
- Muscle recovery to enhance athletic performance
- Liver diseases (hepatitis, fatty liver, cirrhosis, damage from alcoholism)
- Immune function
- Chronic sickness
- Chronic fatigue
- Vocal cord polyps (healing a singer’s voice)
- Skin lightening and dark spot removal
- Poor energy production and mitochondrial function
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Patients typically tolerate treatment with glutathione very well and receive benefits from this powerful antioxidant that’s produced naturally in the body without side effects. There’s always a small risk of allergic reaction with any injected substance, but we monitor patients closely and stop treatment immediately if we think there are signs that such a reaction is occurring.
An IV push delivers glutathione directly into the bloodstream. It’s not infused from a bag that depends on gravity, but is actually pushed into the vein using a syringe connected to an IV line. Administration is quick and simple. Glutathione can also be added to any of our IV vitamin drips.
Patients can come in as often as once or twice a week for glutathione, but not everyone needs so much support. Our medical professionals will assess your needs and help you create a regimen that works for you.
Yes, there are steps you can take to support those levels in addition to a push. Eat sulfur rich foods like onions and cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli, cabbage, kale). Also consider adding bio-active whey protein to food and smoothies. It’s a great source of cysteine and other amino acids that your body needs to produce its own glutathione.
Exercise also boosts your glutathione levels. Start with 20 minutes of aerobic exercise you love and work up to doing it 5 days per week. N-acetyl-cysteine is a substance that supports glutathione production and can be found in a variety of supplements. Also consider supplementing methyl molecules (folate, B6 and B12). These are at the top of the importance list for the body’s glutathione production. Stress depletes these in our bodies, so we need to re-stock the supply on a regular basis. Consume foods rich in selenium, vitamin C, vitamin E, and consider supplementation. These important antioxidants help your body produce more glutathione as well.