Glutathione is found in virtually every cell in our body as well as in many species on this planet. It is a powerful antioxidant with many benefits and its absence can be linked to disease, including stroke, Alzheimer’s, or heart disease. There are natural ways to boost glutathione including supplements such as milk thistle, N-acetyl cysteine, or superoxide dismutase. Our clinic offers IV vitamin infusions which are a great way to instantly boost your glutathione levels. Some of the benefits of glutathione include:
Antioxidants fight the imbalance of free radicals which could cause diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Many of us do not have enough antioxidants to balance the free radicals in our body, increasing glutathione can regulate this imbalance.
Elevated levels of glutathione can actually help to fight cancer. It can help remove carcinogens and influence cell survival. While more research is needed it is possible that glutathione may also interact with chemotherapy. It is crucial to think about disease prevention, not just treatment once a disease has manifested.
Reduced Cell Damage in the Liver
In alcoholic and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease cell death can worsen without sufficient levels of antioxidants. Glutathione can improve protein, enzyme, and bilirubin levels in the blood of individuals with fatty liver disease, it was most effective when given intravenously in high doses.
Improving Insulin Resistance
Low levels of glutathione can be correlated with the inability to burn fat as efficiently and the increased likelihood of storing it, particularly as you age. When glutathione deficiency is corrected, fat oxidation is normalized, and insulin resistance increases.
Minimizing Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
According to a study when N-acetyl-cysteine(NAC) was given to encourage the body to produce glutathione, improvements were shown in dopamine-producing neurons as well as in patients’ motor symptoms.
Reduced Oxidative Stress
High levels of oxidative stress may be an indicator of future disease. Glutathione may minimize the impact of oxidative stress, minimizing the susceptibility to diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Immune System Support
A six-month study concluded that those who used a glutathione supplement showed greater natural killer cell activity than the placebo group. Results showed a positive immune response from those who used glutathione supplements. A healthy functioning immune system is crucial to fighting disease.
Interested in boosting your glutathione levels via Tahoe Ketamine’s IV vitamin infusions? Contact our office and we are happy to chat with you about different treatment options.