- Are you a bit stressed and need a booster dose of the master detoxifier in our body called Glutathione?
- Do you want a booster dose of the natural glutathione to enhance wellness, beauty or healing?
- Are you looking to brighten your skin, nails or hair by boosting the Glutathione to make you look younger?
- Are you interested in the anti-aging benefits of the popular Glutathione Detox injections?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you are at the right place.
What is Glutathione?
Glutathione is an antioxidant formed from the amino acid cysteine, glutamate and glycine. Virtually all your cells have glutathione, but this antioxidant is most highly concentrated in your liver, pancreas, spleen and eyes. Glutathione is the secret to looking younger. It’s a master detoxifier and helps support the immune system.
Why do we need a booster dose of Glutathione?
Your glutathione levels dwindle as you age. Taking glutathione supplements may offset the reduced glutathione levels caused by age. Glutathione supplements may be administered intravenously. You can also take glutathione supplements in oral form or via nebulizer. No known side effects are associated with injections of glutathione.
What are the key benefits of Booster Dose Of Glutathione?
- Anti-aging benefits
- Skin brightening
- Strengthens hair and nails
- Liver detoxifier
- Improve wellness
How does Glutathione work?
Glutathione is primarily responsible for reducing the levels of cysteine on the surface of proteins and helps protect your body from oxygen free-radical damage. Glutathione also helps synthesize and repair DNA. Glutathione facilitates the recycling of vitamins C and E. Glutathione helps transport amino acids and plays a vital role in purging your body of toxic compounds such as heavy metals.
What are the benefits of Intravenous Glutathione?
Intravenous glutathione impairs platinum buildup in your kidneys.
How does Glutathione help with aging and fighting cancer?
By helping your body detoxify, glutathione helps reduce your risk of developing cancer. Glutathione is able to fight cancer by causing malignant cells to die but keeping healthy cells alive. This antioxidant also slows your body’s aging process.
What are the effects of Glutathione deficiency?
Deficient glutathione levels can cause red blood cells to rupture and impair the functioning of white blood cells. Your nerve tissue may deteriorate as a result of glutathione deficiency, and you may suffer mental and nervous system disorders such as tremors and twitching.
Side Effects and Interactions
Glutathione, by itself, has no reported side effects. However, intravenous glutathione may interact with certain drugs used for chemotherapy. Glutathione lowers the neurological and renal toxicity of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin. Combining glutathione with other chemotherapy drugs such as cyclophosphamide and bleomycin reduces their harmful side effects. Moreover, glutathione may even enhance the healing effects of these chemotherapy medications. Intravenous glutathione is administered just before the chemotherapy session begins.
What is Glutathione made of?
Glutathione (GSH) is composed of three amino acids combined to produce a peptide that is both a powerful antioxidant and performs several critical roles in the body. According to researchers this peptide is so essential to optimum health that the level of Glutathione in cells could possibly be used to predict how long an organism lives.
What is the mechanism of action of Glutathione?
Glutathione catalyzes glutathione S-transferases (GST) and glutathione peroxidases (GPx). Thus, playing a role in detoxification by eliminating toxic electrophilic molecules and reactive peroxides. Glutathione plays a crucial role in a detoxification system that is fundamental in plants, mammals, and fungi.
Glutathione is an essential molecule required for detoxification. Glutathione acts by assisting the body’s machinery in the removal of harmful destructive oxygen containing molecules.
During the body’s normal functioning an excess of oxygen containing molecules are produced, these molecules are typically very reactive with other molecules they come in contact with. In modern biochemistry these are referred to as reactive O2 species.
Reactive O2 species molecules include peroxide (H2O2) and superoxide anions (O2 with unpaired electron) these molecules are very toxic to the cell. The toxicity can be explained by the tendency of these molecules to bind or destroy important biomolecules.
The body has a natural system to remove these reactive O2 species. These systems metabolize and scavenge for reactive oxygen species, in a controlled and precise fashion.
The system that removes these toxic reactive oxygen species includes a host of enzymes.
Glutathione and immune function: Glutathione plays a significant role in immune function. It encourages the T-cell function that’s essential for a healthy immune system and protects from environmental toxins.
Additionally, glutathione is essential in a broad range of metabolic processes:
- Glutathione acts to neutralize a toxic metabolic byproduct: Methylglyoxal
- Glutathione is involved in the protein disulfide bond rearrangement that is necessary for the synthesis of one third of the body’s proteins
- It protects the body from the oxidative damage caused by glutathione peroxidase by acting as a helper molecule for certain enzymes
- The liver uses Glutathione to help detoxify fats before the gallbladder emits bile, supporting healthy digestion
Glutathione to remove and detoxify carcinogens: Glutathione may also be crucial in the removal and detoxification of carcinogens, and according to recent studies alterations in this metabolic pathway, can influence cell survival profoundly. Glutathione may be responsible for several vital roles within a cell besides antioxidation:
- Maintenance of the redox state (chemical reactions in which the oxidation state of atoms are modified)
- Modulation of the immune response
- Detoxification of foreign bacteria and viruses
Glutathione and chronic disease: Research has demonstrated that glutathione deficiency may be a factor in many chronic conditions; HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, asthma, different cancers, cataracts, macular degeneration, open angle glaucoma, diabetes, and many diseases of the liver, kidneys, lungs, and digestive system.
Glutathione depletion due to aging and alcohol consumption: 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 (among other processes).
Glutathione depletion is also caused by other factors: Besides alcohol consumption and the aging process, there are other factors that can deplete levels of Glutathione:
- Benzopyrenes (tobacco smoke, fuel exhaust, etc.)
- Many household chemicals (detergents, fabric softeners, air fresheners, mothballs, cleaners, bleach, etc.)
Glutathione for male fertility: In a study of eleven infertile men, suffering from dyspermia associated with various andrological pathologies – Glutathione was observed to exert a significant effect on sperm motility. Glutathione appeared to have an observable therapeutic effect on certain andrological pathologies that cause male infertility.
Glutathione and artherosclerosis: In one study, ten patients with artherosclerosis were administered glutathione which resulted in a significant increase in blood filtration, in addition to a significant decrease in blood viscosity and platelet aggregation. Consequently, Glutathione infusion was determined to be an effective method of decreasing blood viscosity while increasing blood filtration.
Glutathione has dermatological properties: In a three-month study of female subjects, the women taking Glutathione showed significantly improved skin elasticity and amelioration of wrinkles compared to test subjects who received a placebo.
What is Glutathione commonly used for?
- Stimulate the immune function
- Improve skin properties
- Improve semen parameters
- Decrease blood viscosity
- Increase lower than optimal levels of glutathione in the body due to aging and environmental stressors
What are the precautions when taking this medicine? Nitric oxide could react with glutathione to create s-nitrosoglutathione, a molecule that can act as a vasodilator. Vasodilation can lead to lowered blood pressure. This side effect may not be safe for people who have hypotension.
How is Glutathione shot best taken?
Glutathione can be taken either orally, with a transdermal patch or by intravenous/subcutaneous/intramuscular injection. Studies show that the most effective way to increase glutathione levels is by injection.
What is the cost of Glutathione injections at W8MD?
The booster shot of Glutathione is
at most W8MD centers. Also available in IV booster for $120.00 in normal saline.
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