Gluta-what? Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant comprised of three amino acids (glutamine, glycine, and cysteine) to produce a peptide that performs several critical roles in the body. It is present in every cell in the body, making it very important for optimal health.
Why is it so Important:
Raised levels of glutathione strengthen the immune system, reduce inflammation, decrease muscle damage, increase strength and improve skin health. Glutathione also plays an integral role in detoxification and neutralizes free radicals in the body. Free radicals cause cellular damage through oxidation. Oxidative stress occurs when there’s an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the body’s ability to fight them off. Too-high levels of oxidative stress may be a precursor to multiple diseases like cancer, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis, so you can see why neutralizing them is very beneficial.
What Causes Glutathione Depletion:
Glutathione plays a major role in the detoxification of ethanol (consumed as alcoholic beverages) and people who routinely drink will experience glutathione depletion.
Aging is another factor; as the body ages glutathione levels may drop below the level necessary to maintain healthy immune function.
Other lifestyle factors that deplete glutathione include:
– Toxins and pollution (tobacco smoke, fuel exhaust, etc.)
– Chronic stress
– Many household chemicals (detergents, fabric softeners, air fresheners, cleaners, bleach, etc.)
Glutathione is included in many of our IV infusions, including our Pure Athlete, Fountain of Youth, The Pure; and it can be added to any of our IV infusions for an additional fee! The intravenous delivery method allows for maximum absorption of this nutrient.