What is Glutathione?
Glutathione is a peptide that is naturally produced and found in every cell of the human body, including immune cells. Made up of three essential amino acids (cysteine, glutamate, and glycine), it is often referred to as the master detoxifier for its incredible ability to promote skin health, body function, overall mood and well-being. While it is found naturally within the body, at MEADOWS Wellness we offer IV infusion therapies to increase glutathione levels and promote our patients’ overall health
Glutathione is used for what purpose?
Glutathione is an extremely powerful antioxidant that is key to almost all body functions, including:
• Improving immune function and helping to fight disease
• Lightening and brightening skin by erasing hyper-pigmentation and inhibiting melanin production in cells
• Reducing inflammation
• Helping your body break down and purge fat
• Keeping your body from becoming resistant to drugs
• Promoting high energy and mental clarity
• Providing anti-aging properties
• Improving quality of sleep and combating stress from sleep apnea
• Detoxifying and fighting oxidative stress
What are the symptoms of Glutathione deficiency?
Patients with low glutathione levels may experience:
• Chronic fatigue • Weakness • Headaches • Dizziness • Problems sleeping • Frequent illnesses • Dermatitis • Difficulty concentrating
• Painful joints • Mood instability or depression
There are also many chronic health conditions which are associated with low glutathione levels. Autoimmune disorders, fibromyalgia, heart disease, skin disorders, and many other conditions are associated with low levels of glutathione, and many prescription medications to treat these conditions can further deplete these levels.
Why Glutathione IV infusion therapy better than oral supplements?
An IV infusion of glutathione delivers the powerful antioxidant directly into your bloodstream, bypassing the digestive tract where adequate absorption is not a guarantee. Each patient has unique body chemistry, age, and health which will affect the rate at which nutrients are absorbed into their system. Once in the bloodstream, glutathione is carried throughout the entire body, including the brain, heart, lungs, and muscle tissue, so your cells can benefit from glutathione’s detoxifying and protective properties. Simply schedule a consultation with one of our providers at MEADOWS Wellness if you are interested in IV infusion therapy of glutathione or several other vitamins and nutrients.
Are there any side effects of Glutathione treatment?
Several studies have linked long-term use of glutathione supplements to low zinc levels, and patients consuming the nutrient orally have reported digestive distress including abdominal cramps and bloating.
Intravenous (IV) glutathione infusion bypasses the digestive tract altogether, delivering the master antioxidant directly to your cells. The vast majority of patients receiving IV glutathione treatment have no side effects at all. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is best to check with your doctor at MEADOWS Wellness prior to infusion.
What is the cost of Glutathione treatment?
The cost may vary depending on the dosage per sitting and number of sessions. We suggest you take a Skin & Body assessment at MEADOWS Wellness to discuss the customised treatment plan.