Benefits of Glutathione: Immunity, Beauty and Detox
More than ever, our bodies are assaulted with toxins thru what we eat (think mercury tainted seafood), the environment (pesticides) and the products we use in our house and on our face. Too many toxins can weaken our immune system, make us sick and can accelerate aging. Glutathione IV is a powerful anti-oxidant one can use to counteract these toxic free radicals. It acts as a major detoxifier through your liver quickly and the toxins are escorted out through your urine and feces. It’s especially effective at eliminating heavy metals like mercury and lead.
The good news is, our body naturally produces glutathione in the liver and the lungs. The bad news is that as we age, our supply can get naturally depleted which means more free radicals, which means more disease, which is why there is so much interest in the green beauty community regarding glutathione and skin care.
Why would you want a glutathione IV?
On the medical side of things, IV glutathione is used to treat diseases related to the brain (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS), liver (alcoholism) or help those with suppressed immunity (HIV or patients undergoing some chemotherapies like cisplatin). It’s also been said to help with male infertility. All in all it’s only great news for the body!
But by far, Glutathione is the most important cellular defense that allows the body to prevent and fight infections and disease. Gutathione plays crucial roles in the immune response, DNA repair, and the detoxification process that neutralizes drugs, chemicals, radiation, metabolic wastes, beats down viruses, bacteria and reduces toxins and carcinogens that are increasingly present in our environment. The immune system cannot function properly without plentiful glutathione and antioxidants such as vitamins C and E rely on it to function properly within the body. Glutathione (GSH) is manufactured by every one of our trillions of cells, and the level of glutathione in our cells is predictive of how long we will live. Without the cleaning and chelating work of Glutathione (magnesium and sulphates needed) cells begin to decay as cellular filth and heavy metals accumulate – excellent environments to attract deadly infections. Without sufficient GSH, the body accumulates toxins and acid residues, degenerates rapidly, ages prematurely and dies more easily from viral and bacterial infections
The first step in anti-viral or bacterial medicine is to build the strength of the immune system. Our immune cells are designed to protect us, but what protects the immune cell? Glutathione is the protector of the immune cell and allows newly formed immune cells to proliferate to attack germs and viruses. Glutathione feeds, protects, and strengthens our immune system.
Glutathione boosts white blood cell production to fight infection, particularly the T-cells, which are called lymphocytes. T-cells are at the core of our immunity, and tailor the body’s immune response to pathogens, viral and bacterial infections or anything the cells recognize as being invasive. Studies have shown that Glutathione is food for the immune cells, boosting the strength of lymphocytes. B-cell lymphocytes identify the unwanted pathogen that the T-cells then attack.
GSH protects us from viruses, such as the herpes virus, flu viruses, and probably from Ebola as well. Our white blood cells are cells help fight off viruses. They need an abundant supply of glutathione to be able to effectively protect us from invading micro-organisms and viruses. Inhibition of cellular respiration, oxidation of glutathione and induction of apoptosis have been reported in epithelial cells infected in vitro with influenza A virus.The association between viral disease and nutrition has long been thought to be due to effects on the host immune system. This theory suggests that when a host is malnourished, the immune system is compromised, and thus increased susceptibility to viral infection will occur. However, the virus itself may also be affected by the nutritional status of the host. This is true for all viral infections and no less true for the coronavirus.
Glutathione & Skin Care
The anti-aging and green beauty community is excited because glutathione IV might be one of the closest things we have to a fountain of youth because of its powerful antioxidant qualities. The theory is that because its supreme ability to detox the liver, this slows the aging process, provides tons of energy and also helps athletes in their performance and recovery. Glutathione has also been used throughout Asian countries as a skin brightening agent. Because glutathione IV reacts with your melanin, there can be an overall whitening of the skin, incredible radiance and reduction in acne, age spots and freckles.
Oral vs. IV Glutathione
While oral glutathione is available, IV glutathione is significantly more effective when taken orally, only about 20% of the drug is absorbed by the body when ingested. Also, a larger quantity of glutathione can be given via an IV for enhanced results. I like to describe gluathione as the fuel that drives the antioxidant pathway. When added to any IV it super charges the nutrients in the back making them work at maxium potential.
Why Dr. Nirvana’s IVs are Superior to Other Clinics
Dr. Nirvana’s IV formulations are unique to standard IVs and use only ingredients of the highest possible grade, produced here in the United States. All of Dr. Nirvana’s IV’s include her very own proprietary blend of botanicals, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are combined in such a manner to maximize absorption in the body. As a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Nirvana has extensive training in the formulation and administration of appropriate nutritional IV compounding preparations, to produce a gold-standard for Nutritional IVs. Because of this, all of the IV’s are custom-made to your body’s exact nutritional requirements for optimum efficacy. Traditional Doctors such as MDs, DOs and those practicing “functional medicine”, have little, if any, formal training in each of these areas and most have RN’s or Nursing Assistants administering the IVs. However, Dr. Nirvana works directly with each patient to ensure their proper healing and while implementing safe IV practices. She spends a great deal of time researching the latest and best advances in Nutrition and IV Therapy, ensuring that her patients have the very best care possible.
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How Much Is a Glutathione IV?
Dr. Nirvana compounds glutathione from a local US-based pharmacy who uses the highest grade of nutraceutical ingredients. The cost of a glutathione IV is $150 per 1000mgs of glutathione. Be wary of less expensive glutathione IVs as most of them are purchased from other countries with less strict compounding laws using toxic by-products.