Adequate availability of glutathione is critical for maintaining your health, protecting your body from toxins, and promoting longevity. Balance of Life Clinic is committed to treating the whole person using an integrative approach. Instead of diagnosing and treating specific diseases, we strive to balance the body through various natural therapies. Glutathione therapy is one of our intravenous (IV) therapies that help your body achieve optimal balance.
What Is Glutathione?
Glutathione is a naturally occurring, potent antioxidant found in plants and animals. It’s made up of cysteine, glycine, and glutamate, which are three essential amino acids. Glutathione is produced in every cell of your human body and is key to nearly all body functions. Glutathione is the most important amino acid your body uses in detoxification, and it can boost other antioxidants, including CoQ10 and vitamins C and E.
Dangers Of Glutathione Depletion
When your body has sufficiently high glutathione levels, this mighty compound protects your cells from damage by free radicals, but cells begin to die when it becomes depleted. Glutathione levels naturally go down as your body ages, which is one reason why you may develop health issues as you get older.
There are also several medical conditions and environmental factors that will deplete your body’s glutathione supply quicker than it can make it, including:
- UV radiation exposure
- Exposure to chemical toxins, including pollution
- Cadmium exposure (found in zinc by-products and spent nickel-cadmium batteries)
- Excessive alcohol use
- Chronic stress
- Certain medications
- Sickness and infections
- Poor diet
- Genetic deficiencies
When your body is suffering from glutathione deficiency, you may experience several symptoms, including:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Chronic fatigue and/or weakness
- Moodiness and/or depression
- Painful joints
- Difficulty sleeping
- Frequent colds
How IV Glutathione Therapy Works
Studies have shown that eating or drinking glutathione supplements isn’t an effective way to increase your body’s glutathione levels. When you take glutathione orally, the enzymes in your stomach dissolve the bonds between the amino acids before your body can effectively absorb them. Intravenously administered glutathione ensures 100% absorption.
IV therapy enables glutathione to bypass your digestive tract and directly enter your bloodstream where it’s immediately carried to your heart, lungs, brain, tissues, and throughout your entire body. As your glutathione levels increase, your cells benefit from its protective properties, your immune system gets a boost, and your body gets help ridding itself of toxic free radicals that may contribute to chronic diseases. Most people who receive IV glutathione therapy reported only positive side effects.
Benefits Of Glutathione Therapy
Maintaining optimal levels of glutathione fights oxidative stress and is essential to your overall health. Giving your depleted levels a boost can have numerous positive effects, including:
- Reversing the aging process
- Reducing inflammation
- Improving immune function
- Helping fight and prevent disease
- Improving mental clarity
- Promoting energy
- Improving sleep quality
Glutathione therapy may also help prevent, treat, and/or cause the reversal of certain diseases and conditions. Some potentially positive effects include:
- Preventing cancer from progressing
- Reducing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
- Reducing cell damage in the liver
- Improving insulin sensitivity
- Treating autism spectrum disorders
- Reducing ulcerative colitis damage
- Improving cardiovascular health
- Slowing autoimmune conditions
- Improving chronic infections
- Slowing progression of degenerative brain disorders
Even if you don’t have a medical condition, you can benefit from glutathione by increasing your overall health and wellness.
Schedule IV Therapy
Balance of Life Clinic offers a wide array of alternative treatments to help you lead a healthier, more productive life, including our IV therapies. Each of our IV therapies delivers fluids straight to the bloodstream through intravenous infusion, which is the fastest route to add glutathione and other vital supplements, vitamins and/or minerals to your body.
We create individualized treatment plans meant to complement, not replace, your existing health care plan to promote optimal wellness. Contact us at 330-764-4242 or toll-free at 877-764-4242 for more information about our glutathione therapy or schedule your initial appointment today.