Glutathione is an important antioxidant produced by the liver. It plays an important role in several body processes, including supporting the function of the immune system, building tissues, and repairing tissues. At IV Wellness in Winter Park, FL, we proudly offer glutathione injections to help our clients look and feel as good as they can. Keep reading to find out how often you can get these injections, what they can do for you, and much more.
How Often Can You Get Glutathione Injections?
It is usually recommended that glutathione injections are administered one to three times per week. Generally, injections are only administered over the course of four to eight weeks. All told, people usually attend between four and a dozen injection sessions over a period not exceeding two months.
What Benefits Can Come From Glutathione Injections?
Oxidative Stress Reduction
One of the most compelling benefits of supplementing your glutathione intake in the form of injections is an incredible reduction in oxidative stress. Your body naturally produces free radicals in response to UV exposure, poor air quality, tobacco smoke exposure, and other environmental stressors. Moreover, free radicals are a natural byproduct of normal cell processes.
Sometimes, there are too many free radicals circulating throughout your body, and your body can’t fight all of them off. This results in a buildup of free radicals and oxidative stress. What’s important to understand about oxidative stress is that it can result in a number of diseases, like:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Autoimmune Disease Symptom Treatment
Antioxidant supplementation doesn’t just reduce the risk of developing autoimmune diseases, like psoriasis. It is also extremely effective for the treatment of other autoimmune diseases. For example, if you develop rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, or lupus, you experience symptoms caused by a buildup of free radicals in the body. Since this antioxidant fights off free radicals, you can expect to experience significant symptom reduction with repeated supplementation.
Parkinson’s Disease Symptom Relief
To date, there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease. That doesn’t mean you have to spend the rest of your life suffering from the symptoms of this serious central nervous system condition. Glutathione supplementation can reduce the severity of such symptoms as rigidity and tremors.
Respiratory Disease Symptom Relief
Another benefit glutathione shots may be able to provide you is relief from respiratory disease symptoms. For example, these injections may be right for you if you are suffering from the symptoms of asthma, cystic fibrosis, or other respiratory diseases.
The reason you may benefit from glutathione shots if you suffer from respiratory symptoms is the antioxidant creates a byproduct called N-acetylcysteine. This byproduct is often used as an inhalant to restore respiratory function in cases such as asthma.
There are a number of side effects caused by diabetes. For example, your vision can go blurry. You can develop periodontitis due to a weakened immune system. You can develop nerve damage in your hands and feet, and you can experience major kidney damage. These diabetes side effects are a result of an excessive amount of oxidative stress due to long-term excessive serum glucose levels.
If you don’t have your diabetes under control, you can benefit significantly from reducing oxidative stress by supplementing glutathione. The benefits you can expect depend on several factors, including the side effects you are suffering from, the severity of the side effects, and how much glutathione supplementation occurs.
Insulin Resistance Improvement
In addition to reducing the side effects of diabetes, glutathione supplementation can improve insulin resistance in the elderly according to researchers at Baylor School of Medicine. Numerous studies were conducted, and the results of the studies support the hypothesis that glutathione deficiency results in a significantly reduced metabolism. Therefore, glutathione deficiency results in excess fat storage.
It is very important that you get enough glutathione, exercise regularly, and eat reasonable portions of food as you age. The older you are, the greater your risk of developing prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Another significant risk factor is excess abdominal fat. This is because abdominal fat increases insulin resistance through the production of certain chemicals. Since you can’t change your age, it is important to do what you can to mitigate your risk of diabetes.
Liver Health Improvement
Glutathione shots can also benefit you significantly if you have liver disease. Regardless of whether you have NAFLD (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) or alcoholic liver disease, an unnecessary amount of liver cell death will occur if you are deficient in this antioxidant.
Getting glutathione shots can also benefit you significantly by brightening your skin, especially if you get a blended booster shot with vitamin C. If you think your skin looks dull, there is a very good chance your concerning appearance can be attributed to the buildup of free radicals. Ensuring you get enough glutathione will go a long way in reducing the number of free radicals circulating.
Vitamin C is an incredible added bonus because it is one of the ingredients necessary for your skin to produce collagen. Collagen is a vital protein that is critical for several essential roles, including cellular turnover. In other words, you need a sufficient amount of collagen in your skin for dead skin cells that make your skin look dull to be replaced with living skin cells. It also is responsible for damaged skin cells healing themselves.
Immune System Support
There is a wealth of evidence to support the idea that glutathione is critical for the functionality of your immune system. If your immune system is not functioning properly, you’re not just at risk of catching and suffering from viral and bacterial infections. A malfunctioning immune system also significantly increases the risk of several skin conditions, including cancer, eczema, and psoriasis.
If you have psoriasis, you’re probably painfully aware that this condition causes joint and skin discomfort. However, even if you only feel uncomfortable, you should keep in mind that this condition can result in several serious complications. It will behoove you significantly to treat your condition as soon as you can. If you leave psoriasis untreated, you could develop one or more complications, including:
- Metabolic syndrome
- Eye conditions, like conjunctivitis
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Parkinson’s disease
- Other autoimmune diseases
Can IV Therapy Help Me?
In addition to benefiting from glutathione shots, you may benefit from IV therapy. One great thing about IV therapy is its customizability. If you’re worried about your immune system, metabolism, liver function, or skin, you may be a great candidate for IV therapy with glutathione. However, there are also other IV therapy formulas that may improve your wellness significantly. Here’s a closer look at just a few.
Every year, 45 million Americans go on at least one diet in an attempt to lose weight. If you feel like you’ve tried everything to shed some excess weight, you’re not alone. You may be one of the many Americans who can’t achieve their weight loss goals due to feeling like they’re hungry most of the time. If you think you’d lose weight more successfully if you didn’t feel so hungry so often, you may be the perfect candidate for SLIM: me IV therapy.
The SLIM: me formula is great for weight loss for a number of reasons. For example, it helps to keep you feeling full by providing you with crucial hydration. It also contains B vitamins to help give you the willpower and energy to exercise. Additionally, the ingredients in this formula support a faster fat metabolism. Finally, there are ingredients that will improve the way you feel after exercise.
You may be a good fit for IV therapy with the PAIN: away formula if you suffer from debilitating menstrual symptoms. This formula may also be appropriate for you if you have regular severe headaches or pain caused by moderate or severe inflammation. This formula contains anti-inflammatories that will eliminate any pain you have caused by inflammation.
It also contains very bioavailable magnesium to help you eliminate pain and discomfort caused by muscle cramps. This formula also may be right for you before an intense workout to mitigate the risk of DOMS.
IMMUNE: boost may be appropriate for you if you are about to go on vacation. It is not uncommon for people to become ill when they travel because they are not used to the viruses and bacteria outside of their normal stomping grounds. Their immune system is just not quite agile enough to rise to the challenge of recognizing and defending these illness-inducing invaders.
IMMUNE: boost also may be appropriate for you if your kids are about to start school. Children often catch illnesses from their classmates and bring them home to their parents. If you get IV therapy with the IMMUNE: boost formula, your immune system will have all the ingredients it needs to function optimally, like B vitamins for energy and support, vitamin C, and zinc.
What Is IV Therapy Like?
When you come in for your wellness consultation, we will discuss your concerns and goals to identify the most effective treatments for you. If you can benefit from IV therapy in addition to glutathione shots, we will advise you on what to expect during your first IV therapy treatment. Generally, it takes between 15 and 90 minutes to complete a session.
Regardless of how long your therapy session takes, it will start the same way. We’ll sanitize the IV administration site and use a small catheter to puncture your vein. Generally, the administration site is inside the elbow of your dominant arm. However, it is possible for us to use the inside of the elbow on your non-dominant arm. You should also be aware that you should not anticipate feeling discomfort or pain during your therapy session.
How Soon Will I Feel Better?
Most people start to feel better during their IV therapy sessions. However, this is mostly due to the hydration infused into your body. You can generally expect to feel the benefits of supplementing glutathione and other helpful ingredients after a few days.
Learn How You Can Improve Your Wellness Today
Glutathione, like other antioxidants, is extremely important for the strength of your immune system. If you are deficient in this antioxidant, you are more likely to get sick. You are also more likely to experience moderate or severe symptoms rather than mild symptoms. To find out whether glutathione injections will help you improve your wellness, contact us today at IV Wellness in Winter Park, FL to schedule an initial evaluation.