Updated: Jul 8, 2020
Glutathione is an antioxidant often called ‘the master antioxidant’ or ‘the master molecule’. It plays an important role in your body from immune support to anti-aging, and more. Since glutathione is not typically absorbed well by your body, intravenous administration of glutathione is an ideal way of incorporating this powerful antioxidant into your health and wellness routine.
What is Glutathione and what does it do?
Glutathione is a molecule found naturally in your body. Produced by the liver, glutathione is made up of three amino acids: L-cysteine, glycine, and L-glutamate. This antioxidant primarily helps your body fight disease and injury by binding to free radicals (causing oxidative stress) and facilitating their removal from your body.
Glutathione supports the protection against a wide range of health problems, including atherosclerosis, Lyme disease, Alzheimer's disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, colitis, high cholesterol, osteoarthritis, alcoholism, asthma, cataracts, diabetes, glaucoma, heart disease, hepatitis, liver disease, and Parkinson's disease. In addition, glutathione slows the aging process and preserves memory.
However, glutathione is not typically effective when ingested orally because the enzymes in your stomach dissolve the bonds between the amino acids before it can be effectively absorbed.
This is why intravenous (IV) glutathione is the best way to increase the amount of this antioxidant in your body. During IV therapy, fluids and vitamins are delivered directly into your bloodstream administrated intravenously, bypassing the digestive system and ensuring almost a 100% absorption.
Intravenous (IV) glutathione therapy can improve numerous health conditions, including:
· Heart disease
· Cardiovascular disease
· and more
Even if you don’t have a medical condition, you can benefit from glutathione. Glutathione supports your immune health and your energy levels, and can also improve the strength and appearance of your hair, skin, and nails.
The research published in 2014 reports, that glutathione is essential to your health. The research tells, that glutathione plays a key role in antioxidant defense, the breakdown of nutrients, and the regulation of many biological processes (including immune response).
By increasing the levels of glutathione, you can increase your overall health and wellness.
Glutathione and Free Radicals
Free radicals are atoms with an odd number of electrons and are a byproduct of cellular oxidation. Free radicals can be harmful to the body when they interact with certain types of molecules in your body.
Our bodies can tolerate a certain amount of free radicals; but, when these atoms accumulate faster than we can process them, our bodies start to accumulate damage. Exercise, stress, illness, medication, and exposure to environmental toxins such as heavy metals or pollution can all contribute to an increased production of free radicals.
Free radicals can cause DNA damage, impairing cellular function or killing cells altogether. Damaged cells open the doorway to potential disease and illness. That’s where antioxidants come in. Antioxidants are stable molecules that bind to free radicals, stopping potential damage, and assisting in removing free radicals from your body.
Antioxidants occur naturally in many types of food, especially citrus fruits. Certain types of vitamins, such as vitamin E and vitamin C, are antioxidants that are easy to incorporate in your diet to help fight the damaging effect of free radicals.
Glutathione is another type of antioxidant that can easily be added to your wellness routine, helping prevent the damage that contributes to aging and illness.
Glutathione, Aging, and Illness
The accumulation of free radicals over the years can accelerate how quickly your body ages. A greater concentration of free radicals may lead to more cell damage, leading to the appearance of wrinkles, dull skin, and lower energy levels associated with aging. By getting rid of free radicals before they can build up and cause cellular damage, glutathione can slow the aging process and help you keep a youthful and radiant appearance.
Glutathione and Exercise
Free radicals naturally occur as a result of the cellular oxidation process – that is, the process by which cells use oxygen to generate energy. When you exercise, your body needs more oxygen than usual to maintain your performance. The end result is an increased output of free radicals, which in turn can lead to accumulation of oxidative stress damage.
Intravenous (IV) glutathione treatments at Vit&Drip Center in Marbella are ideal for athletes. This method not only binds to and removes free radicals from your body, but rehydrates your body at the same time.
The end result is an improved recovery time, decreased muscle damage, and decreased cellular damage from free radicals so that you can improve your performance quickly.
Glutathione for skin
Glutathione holds many anti-ageing benefits. Since it is a natural detoxifier, it improves the health of the body's cells to reverse ageing. Glutathione protects the skin against oxidative damage which leads to wrinkles - making it an excellent form of anti-ageing skincare. It prevents or improves acne, wrinkles and crows feet via detoxification of the skin and body. It also eliminates and gets rid of age spots, liver spots, brown spots, lentigines, and dark circles under the eyes.
Intravenous IV Glutathione Treatments in Puerto Banus, Marbella
Vit&Drip Center is a Vitamin IV and Wellness Clinic in Puerto Banus, Marbella. We offer a variety of intravenous treatments that can be customized to your specific needs, and a Glutathione Boost can be added on to any of our IV treatments.
Contact us if you need any additional information or book your appointment online.