If you’re looking to raise your glutathione levels – and plenty of people are these days – you don’t have to look too hard for tips. Web pages abound, advising people to eat more sulfuric foods or take supplements or exercise more, or all of the above.
And these are all perfectly legit and helpful ways to get your body to make more of the stuff – a combination of the amino acids cysteine, glycine, and glutamine that’s found in every cell of your body.
Or you could take it through IV therapy.
IV therapy is an ideal way to deliver nutrients to the body. When you take oral supplements, some nutrients are necessarily lost through the long and arduous process of digestion. IV sends the nutrients right to where they’re needed – your body’s cells.
Known as the master antioxidant, glutathione is a pivotal part of your liver detox pathways. It contains sulfur groups which have a tendency to latch onto free radicals, heavy metals, and other toxins so they can then be excreted.
Of course, considering the range of toxins we’re each exposed to every day, it’s no wonder that many of us our lacking in this important nutrient. Restoring it intravenously, though, the high levels achieved amplify its effectiveness in activating other antioxidant and detoxification enzymes inside the cell and protecting healthy cells from inflammatory molecules.
Consequently, it can be considered one of the body’s primary defenses against illness. And not only does it support your body’s natural detoxing abilities; it supports a robust immune response, as well.
Glutathione also protects your mitochondria – the power plants of your cells. It preserves and promotes energy production at its very source. At the same time, research suggests that this ability may also play a role in protecting against chronic conditions such as liver disease, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.
Glutathione – alone or with other nutrients – is one of the most effective IV therapies we have for “brain fog” and neurotoxicity. Taken regularly, it’s remarkable in its ability to help restore clearer thinking, sharper focus, and better concentration and recall.
Between this and the increased energy it can facilitate, it’s no wonder why this therapy can give a big boost to patients who are feeling drained, devitalized, and just plain maxed out. IV glutathione can be wonderfully restorative – a key player in anti-aging medicine.
And it’s just one of the options we offer here in our Los Angeles integrative clinic, convenient from Santa Monica and Beverly Hills alike. Check out some of the others we have available – options that can always be customized to your particular needs and health situation, whether you’re battling chronic illness or simply looking to transform good health into Radiant Health.
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