July 21, 2015
Glutathione: The Mother of all Antioxidants may actually be the Fountain of Youth
Let’s break it down
More than ever, our bodies are assaulted with toxins thru what we eat (think mercury tainted seafood), the environment (pesticides) and the products we use (household cleaning products, parabens). Too many toxins can weaken our immune system, make us sick and can accelerate aging. Glutathione prevents them from acting on the body in a harmful manner by making sure that the liver functions properly. It does this by binding with the toxins in the body, using an enzyme called conjugase and flushing them out.
Glutathione is a triple threat to toxins. It neutralizes free radicals, enhances the immune system and detoxifies the liver. It acts as a major detoxifier thru a process called conjugation that gets all this bad stuff in your liver quickly escorted out the door (thru your urine and feces). It’s especially effective at eliminating heavy metals like mercury and lead.
The good news is, our body naturally produces glutathione in the liver and the lungs. The bad news is that as we age our supply can get naturally depleted which means more free radicals, which means more disease, which is why there is so much interest in the medical community.
Why would you want IV Glutathione?
The medical community is excited because IV Glutathione might be one of the closest things we have to a fountain of youth because of its powerful antioxidant qualities. They theory is that because of it’s supreme ability to detox the liver, it slows the aging process, provides tons of energy and also helps athletes in their performance and recovery.
Also, because IV glutathione reacts with your skin, patients notice an overall clearing of the skin, incredible radiance and reduction in acne, age spots and freckles.
Glutathione has the ability to boost the immune system. This is because lymphocytes–which are the cells that are responsible for the immune function–need Glutathione to work and replicate. The body is then more equipped to fight off diseases. In addition to this, Glutathione can prevent the oxidation of fats, including cholesterols, which are found in the bloodstream. Thus, the risk of plaque formation in the arteries is minimized. This is a significant benefit because the clogging of the arteries can lead to strokes and heart disease.
The use of Glutathione based on recent studies shows that administering IV Glutathione both increases stamina and delays fatigue during strenuous, prolonged exercise in endurance-trained individuals. The logical conclusion is that by administering glutathione, we should be able to get a better and more direct result on physical performance.