Glutathione is getting a lot of press these days, and you may even hear it referred to as the “master antioxidant.”
The attention is well-deserved because this potent molecule plays a crucial role in maintaining your cellular health, improving immune function, and detoxifying harmful compounds in your body. However, aging, stress, and disease decrease your glutathione levels, leading to a host of health issues.
Fortunately, our board-certified neurologists and cardiologists can replenish your supply at Advanced Medical Care in Queens and Brooklyn, New York. Our glutathione IV treatments are part of our wellness and longevity services and offer a promising, natural solution to multiple health issues. Here are some of the many conditions and symptoms glutathione resolves.
Glutathione is a tripeptide, which means it’s a combination of three amino acids: cysteine, glycine, and glutamic acid. It primarily comes from your liver, where it works diligently to neutralize harmful free radicals, eliminate toxins, and support immune function.
Translation — glutathione is a workhorse that tackles the bad and reinforces the good.
Besides its significant role as an antioxidant, glutathione has anti-inflammatory properties, helps regenerate other antioxidants, aids in DNA synthesis and repair, and supports immune response. In essence, glutathione acts as a cellular bodyguard, protecting your cells from damage and ensuring they function optimally.
When you’re running low on glutathione, our IV treatment gives your body the boost it needs to resolve certain diseases and conditions. Here are a few of the many common problems glutathione can help.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is extreme fatigue that doesn't improve with rest. Studies suggest that people with CFS usually have significantly lower glutathione levels, contributing to fatigue and weakened immunity. Glutathione infusions help replenish these levels, potentially enhancing your energy levels.
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder in which you progressively lose dopamine-producing neurons. Researchers have found that glutathione can protect these neurons and slow the progression of the disease.
As the primary site for glutathione synthesis, your liver relies heavily on this antioxidant. We often find depleted glutathione levels in people with liver diseases, particularly fatty liver disease. Glutathione infusions restore your levels, supporting your liver function and aiding detoxification.
Autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, stem from an overactive immune system that attacks your body’s tissues. Glutathione’s anti-inflammatory properties modulate your immune response, potentially reducing the severity of your autoimmune reactions.
Glutathione fortifies your immune system by enhancing the function of T-cells, your body's frontline defense against infection and disease. Glutathione infusions protect your body against many health threats by bolstering these immune cells.
Poor cognition function or “brain fog” can affect your work and personal life. Research shows that glutathione may support brain health and cognitive functioning. By protecting neurons from damage and supporting their function, glutathione improves memory, concentration, and overall cognitive performance.
One of the key contributors to aging is oxidative stress, which glutathione neutralizes. By combating oxidative stress, glutathione slows aging, promoting healthier, more youthful skin and improved organ function.
If you’re an athlete and often push your body to the limit, you likely suffer from an increased production of free radicals. Glutathione neutralizes these harmful compounds, reduces muscle fatigue, and promotes faster recovery post-exercise.
Glutathione drives your metabolism, including how it breaks down nutrients for energy. With glutathione infusions, your metabolism gets a much-needed kickstart, which could help you lose weight.
If you get chronic headaches from toxins and oxidative stress, glutathione — a potent detoxifier — could alleviate your headaches by eliminating harmful substances.
At the height of cold and flu season, it’s good to know that glutathione strengthens your immune response, reducing the severity and duration of common and uncommon viral infections.
By reducing oxidative stress and inflammation, glutathione supports healthier blood vessels so you can enjoy improved circulation and cardiovascular health.
These are just some of the many benefits of glutathione infusions. Book an appointment online or call Advanced Medical Care to learn if glutathione can cure what ails you.