Glutathione, commonly referred to as the master anti-oxidant, is a compound produced in the body that is present in various tissues, acting as a neutralizer of toxins and promoting repair.
Glutathione has been used as a therapy to neurodegenerative disorders and as adjunctive to chemotherapy. There are various reports of it being used for anti-aging purposes with the rationale that the aging process involves damage from free radicals and glutathione neutralizes the toxins and promotes healing and repair. Various studies have demonstrated correlation of glutathione levels to the health of the tissue.
Feedback from individuals receiving IV or IM glutathione frequently mentions the improvement in skin health and appearance. Traditionally available only in a doctor’s office, they are now quite commonly administered in IV medspas in New York, London, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles… People using IV glutathione or booster shots are generally seeking wellness to improve overall health.
This master anti-oxidant is formed by the combination of three different amino acids and exists in two forms, active and inactive. The body uses Glutathione in cellular repair and in detoxification of toxic metabolites and to prevent cellular damage. In the process glutathione is transformed from its active to inactive form. During times of stress, the ratio of active:inactive glutathione can even serve as a marker of tissue toxicity.
Oral supplementation of glutathione is less efficacious as it get’s broken down by the enzymes in the digestive tract. Therefore, the only ways to increase the levels are IV/IM glutathione supplementation or by increasing levels of its precursors. Similarly any factors that contribute to the regeneration of active glutathione from its inactive form will increase the functional capacity of glutathione.
Although a paucity of literature exists with evidence-based studies on the use of IV or IM glutathione, most experts advocate its use citing the potential positive benefits with minimal side effects.
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