Glutathione: the mother of antioxidants. So what is it? Scientifically speaking, glutathione is a substance made from three amino acids: cysteine, glutamate, and glycine. It is naturally produced by your body too!
It acts as a combatant for free radicals that detoxifies chemicals, pollutants, and drugs. It’s used to break down nutrients, regulate immune system response, and protect against oxidative stress.
In simple terms, the mother of antioxidants protects against all of the following:
- Alzheimer’s diseases
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Heart disease
- High Cholesterol
- Liver disease
- Lyme disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Reverses the aging process
- Helps prevent cancer
- Preserves memory
A glutathione deficiency can contribute to oxidative stress, which occurs when free radicals overwhelm the body’s defense. A free radical is a highly reactive uncharged molecule that can be harmful to the body. Without glutathione’s natural defenses, the free radicals can contribute to diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, liver disease, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, cancer, heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.
The Anti-Aging Benefits of Glutathione
Glutathione is linked with anti-aging due to the rise of oxidative stress as you get older. As mentioned above, it helps prevent premature aging, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, chronic infections, and more, but it can also help prevent wrinkles and gray hair.
As you get older, your skin starts to break down, leading to wrinkles, fine lines, dryness, discoloration and more. Glutathione protects the skin and detoxifies it to help to protect against acne and wrinkles. The antioxidant also protects skin cells from the sun and plays a critical role in repairing wound tissue.
Beyond that, it can brighten your skin tone by converting melanin to a lighter color and deactivating tyrosinase, an enzyme that helps to produce the pigment. It can diminish blotches and scars as well.
The Immunity Boosting Powers of Glutathione
In today’s society, protecting your health and boosting your immune system is more important than ever. While there is no guaranteed way to prevent getting sick, taking supplements like Glutathione can help reduce your risk.
Glutathione’s role in boosting your immune system is two-fold. It increases your count of white blood cells (which are the key players in fighting bacteria in viruses in your body), and it stimulates the production and activity of killer cells (which are the cells that actively destroy viruses).
Additionally, Glutathione helps to remove heavy metals like arsenic, lead, and mercury from the body, which can be detrimental to your health.
How to Get Glutathione
Your body will naturally produce less glutathione as you get older, thus taking supplements is important to replace it. However, digesting glutathione is ineffective: oral supplements do not efficiently increase intracellular glutathione levels. This is because glutathione is broken down by enzymes in the stomach.
Certain other supplements may boost your body’s production of glutathione like curcumin (the key active ingredient in turmeric) and vitamin C.
Studies have also shown that glutathione is best absorbed in the bloodstream when administered by an IV. That’s where clinics such as IV Revival come in. IV Revival offers mobile IV Vitamin Therapy, meaning their team of registered nurses brings the treatment to you. Their menu is full of water-soluble vitamins, minerals, anti-inflammatories, supplements, and more to optimize your health. You can view a full breakdown of their menu here.
The best part is their treatment is quick, convenient, customizable, and comfortable. It can last from 5 minutes (vitamin booster shots) to about an hour for a full IV treatment. All of the needles they use are extremely small, so you barely feel a thing. You don’t even have to leave the couch either!
On top of all that, their nurses are trained in disease prevention, administering IVs, and new procedures that are designed to protect your health.
IV Revival is now requiring the following:
COVID-19 screening questions MUST be answered before booking an appointment
Any clients who tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days are not eligible for treatment
No breaking quarantine: our registered nurses will come to your home to administer treatment
New measures being implemented to further protect your health, including the availability of medical masks for their nurses and clients, and additional doses of vitamin C provided at no extra cost.
If you’re interested in boosting your body’s natural defenses and optimizing your health, request an appointment with IV Revival today.