Glutathione is labeled “the mother of all antioxidants”. It is a peptide that is naturally produced and found in every cell of the human body, including immune cells. Glutathione is made up of three essential amino acids (cysteine, glutamate, and glycine), it is often referred to as the master detoxifier for its incredible ability to promote skin health, body function, overall mood and well-being.
What is Glutathione used for?
Performance and recovery- Research has shown that elevated glutathione levels decrease muscle damage, reduce recovery time, increase strength and endurance, and shift metabolism from fat production to muscle development.
Energy- When you increase the amount of cellular glutathione in your body, you are giving yourself a health-promoting energy boost, eliminating toxins and empowering your immune system. When glutathione levels are low, it’s generally a good indicator that cellular energy (Adenosine triphosphate or ATP) is low, too. Therefore, low levels of glutathione will often correlate with low energy levels.
Glutathione Boosts Your Immune Function! It is the most important peptide you need to stay healthy and prevent disease. Glutathione is critical in helping your immune system do its job of fighting infections.
Liver Protection- Increasing glutathione provides long-term liver protection and health benefits. Your liver has one of the highest concentrations of glutathione in the body. Every time your liver is exposed to excess chemicals, pollutants, or toxins, your liver concentrations of glutathione drops considerably. Several studies have shown that GSH administration helps to recover oxidative stress-induced liver damage in alcoholic and non-alcoholic liver diseases.
Anti-aging properties-Lightening and brightening skin by erasing hyper-pigmentation and inhibiting melanin production in cells
Mental Health Benefits
There are amazing mental health benefits to adding antioxidants to your body. Additionally, sub-optimal cognition and mental illnesses are greatly improved with the antioxidant glutathione. There is overwhelming evidence that GSH can help optimize a number of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Some of the brain disorders and mental health conditions positively impacted by glutathione are:
- Bipolar disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Certain forms of epilepsy
- Mild to moderate traumatic brain injury
The brain affects so much of who we are and how healthy we are. Supplements that cross the blood-brain barrier, like GHS, impact our health. Reducing inflammation in the brain has also been shown to improve depression and other brain disorders. Balancing these brain chemicals and activities with glutathione restores your body’s chance to heal itself again.
Is IV Glutathione better than oral supplements?
An IV infusion of glutathione delivers the powerful antioxidant directly into your bloodstream, bypassing the digestive tract where adequate absorption is not a guarantee. Each patient has unique body chemistry, age, and health which will affect the rate at which nutrients are absorbed into their system. Once in the bloodstream, glutathione is carried throughout the entire body, including the brain, heart, lungs, and muscle tissue, so your cells can benefit from glutathione’s detoxifying and protective properties.