As we age, our body starts to produce less glutathione, a vital antioxidant that is primarily made up of cysteine, glycine, and glutamine. When your liver can no longer turn amino acids into this antioxidant, serious medical consequences can occur. Fortunately, at IV Wellness in Winter Park, we can help you mitigate your risk of developing serious medical consequences by supplementing this crucial antioxidant intravenously.
Antioxidants are essential for your health, and glutathione is no different. There are a number of benefits of this antioxidant. If your levels of this vital antioxidant are low due to advanced age, stress, a poor diet, or environmental toxins, you may benefit from intravenous supplementation. Keep reading to learn about some of the benefits that this antioxidant can be used for.
What Is Glutathione Used for?
Reducing Oxidative Stress
Oxidative stress is a potentially serious problem that results when more free radicals are produced than your body can fight off. Among the potential diseases that can develop due to an excess of oxidative stress are rheumatoid arthritis (RA), type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Increasing your glutathione levels will reduce oxidative stress, mitigating your risk of certain diseases.
Improving Psoriasis and Other Skin Conditions
This antioxidant has also been shown to play a critical role in supporting the immune system. Since the immune system can trigger psoriasis, as well as other skin conditions, like cancer and eczema, supporting your immune system can improve the symptoms of psoriasis. Furthermore, you should know that keeping your levels of this antioxidant sufficient mitigates your risk of developing skin conditions triggered by a malfunctioning immune system.
If you suffer from psoriasis, you should know skin and joint discomfort aren’t the only things you need to worry about. This condition can result in a number of complications, so you should treat it as quickly as possible if you have it. Here is a brief overview of some of the complications that can arise from untreated psoriasis:
- Metabolic syndrome
- Conjunctivitis and other eye conditions
- Heart disease
- Other autoimmune diseases
- Parkinson’s disease
- Type 2 diabetes
Improving Liver Health
The lower your antioxidant levels are, the more cellular death occurs in the liver when you suffer from alcoholic liver disease or nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. When people with fatty liver disease, regardless of whether it is caused by obesity or excessive alcohol consumption, receive high intravenous doses of glutathione, cellular death in the liver is reduced.
Improving Insulin Resistance in the Elderly
A number of studies have been conducted by researchers at Baylor School of Medicine on the effects this antioxidant has on insulin resistance and weight management in the elderly. The results of this research suggest that the lower the levels of this antioxidant are in the elderly, the less they burn fat. As a result, the lower the levels of this antioxidant are in the older population, the more fat they store.
When this antioxidant is supplemented, fat burning increases and insulin resistance is improved. This is extremely important because the older you are, the more likely you are to develop prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, with age, your risk of developing obesity increases because fat metabolism tends to decrease with age, but appetite does not tend to decrease along with the need for reduced calories.
Reducing Symptoms of Respiratory Disease
Supplementing this antioxidant intravenously may also improve the symptoms of certain respiratory diseases, like cystic fibrosis or asthma. N-acetylcysteine, a byproduct of this antioxidant, has been shown to improve symptoms from this type of disease when it is used as an inhalant.
While there is not currently a lot of research into the effects of supplementing the antioxidant intravenously, you have nothing to lose by trying this treatment. There are a number of known effects of increasing your levels of this antioxidant that you will benefit from even if it doesn’t improve your respiratory function.
Reducing the Effects of Uncontrolled Diabetes
The longer your serum glucose levels are elevated, the more oxidative stress your body is subjected to. Eventually, this can lead to severe tissue damage. By increasing your levels of this antioxidant, oxidative stress is treated, and severe tissue damage can be prevented. Furthermore, existing tissue damage can be repaired when there are sufficient levels of this vital antioxidant.
Reducing Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms
Parkinson’s disease is a serious medical condition that affects the central nervous system and causes such symptoms as tremors and rigidity. While there is currently no cure for this disease, supplementing this vital antioxidant reduces the severity and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Treating the Symptoms of Autoimmune Diseases
Remember, this antioxidant reduces oxidative stress and can help mitigate the risk of or treat psoriasis, an autoimmune disease. It is also effective for the treatment of other autoimmune diseases, like lupus, RA, and celiac disease. This antioxidant is extremely effective in protecting mitochondria by eliminating free radicals in the body that cause symptoms.
This powerful antioxidant isn’t just helpful for treating autoimmune diseases that cause painful, discolored, scaly patches on your skin. Even if you don’t suffer from psoriasis or eczema, this antioxidant can improve the health and appearance of your skin. By eliminating the free radicals that make your skin look dull, your skin will look brighter and healthier than it has in years. Furthermore, the aging process will slow due to this antioxidant’s healing properties.
What Can I Expect During My IV Therapy Session?
During your initial consultation, we will give you a better idea of what to expect during your IV therapy session. Typically, sessions can be completed in just 15 and 90 minutes. However, several factors will affect exactly how long your treatment session will take. Regardless of how long your session is, you can expect it to begin with the sanitization of the IV administration site. Once it is clean, your vein will be punctured with a small catheter.
Note that you do not have to worry about your treatment session being uncomfortable or painful. Also, you should know that you may start to feel better while your treatment session progresses. This is, in part, due to the hydration being infused into your body. However, it can be a few days before this vital antioxidant really starts fighting the free radicals affecting the cells in your body negatively.
Am I a Good Candidate for This IV Therapy?
If you’re worried about the health and appearance of your skin or damage to your liver, there is a good chance that you will be considered a good candidate for IV therapy with this powerful antioxidant. However, you also may be a good candidate for IV therapy for other purposes. Here’s a brief look at some of the other IV formulas that you may be a good fit for.
If you wake up with an upset stomach, nausea, or headache after a long day or night of drinking, the hair of the dog is not the ideal solution. Neither is a large, greasy breakfast. The best thing you can do the day after drinking too much is a quick, refreshing HANGOVER: x IV therapy session. This helpful IV formula will quickly provide you with the crucial hydration you need to replace the hydration you lost while drinking. This will make your headache better.
Furthermore, any muscle aches you may have will be treated thanks to magnesium, one of the three most important minerals you need for proper functioning. This formula also contains powerful B vitamins to give you the mental clarity, motivation, and energy you need to tackle the day and live life to the fullest. Before your session is over, you will start to feel like yourself again. Once it’s over, you will feel like you didn’t drink the day before at all.
Have you been trying in vain for weeks or months to lose stubborn excess weight? If so, you’re not alone. There are many reasons why people struggle to lose weight, including a voracious appetite. If you feel like your appetite is stalling your weight loss, the SLIM: me IV formula may be right for you. This formula will help you curb your appetite, so sticking to your caloric deficit is easier.
It also contains B vitamins and vital hydration that will give you the energy you need to exercise and burn fat and build muscle. Furthermore, your fat metabolism will increase, so you can more readily enjoy the results of your caloric deficit. Finally, there are amino acids, minerals, and vitamins that will help you feel better during and after exercise.
Are you suffering from severe menstrual symptoms? Do you have inflammatory pain or a debilitating headache? If so, you may be the perfect candidate for the PAIN: away IV formula. If you have cramping or any other muscle pain, it is no match for the extremely bioavailable magnesium in this formula. Furthermore, there are anti-inflammatories that will kick any joint pain you have to the curb.
There are also other minerals and vitamins that will make you feel better than you have in quite some time. If you don’t want to take painkillers due to the awful side effects associated with them, like stomach discomfort and potential liver damage, treat your pain naturally, quickly, safely, and effectively with the PAIN: away IV formula.
IMMUNE: boost may be the perfect IV formula for you if you are about to send your kids to school for the year or you are planning a trip. This IV formula contains B vitamins to give you the energy you need to fight bacterial and viral infections, and B vitamins also play an important role in supporting your immune system.
It also contains vitamin C, another important immune-boosting vitamin. Furthermore, there is crucial hydration to help you protect yourself from infections and zinc to quickly get over any symptoms you may have. If you feel fatigued or under the weather, strongly consider an IMMUNE: boost IV therapy session.
The Bottom Line
Glutathione is an antioxidant composed of amino acids that are produced by the liver. However, several factors, including advanced age, stress, a poor diet, and environmental toxins, can cause your liver to produce insufficient amounts of this vital antioxidant. If you want to mitigate your risk of certain diseases, improve psoriasis, or reduce liver damage, request a consultation at IV Wellness in Winter Park, FL today to find out if IV supplementation is right for you.