Glutathione is one of the body’s primary antioxidants, utilized by virtually every cell in its cellular enzymatic state (glutathione reductase) to maintain the cell’s healthy state and prevent the proliferation of harmful free radicals. To aid detoxification, glutathione levels are naturally highest in the liver and kidneys, which are the body’s primary detoxification organs.
In this time of ever increasing pollution levels, bacteria and foreign hormones in food, and everyday sicknesses, the body unfortunately faces a number of challenges in maintaining effective and useful levels of glutathione, which may explain why there are so many toxicity-induced diseases prevalent in North America.
A bombardment of toxins causes the body’s stores of glutathione to be run down. Therefore, as the body is exposed to harsh chemicals, heavy metals, and all xenobiotics, there is a negatively-spiraling wasting of glutathione, and subsequent accumulation of toxins in body tissues.
It’s very hard to obtain glutathione whether from diet or supplementation form. Only a few vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, and carrots contain significant levels of dietary glutathione. However, it has been observed that the cooking of raw vegetables depletes their usable glutathione contents by nearly 100%. Similarly, the glutathione stores available in meat, dairy, and eggs, are only significant when the foods are in their raw forms. Oral supplementation with glutathione has not been proven to be effective, as it is largely destroyed in the body before it can be brought into the cells in usable form.
However, using IV infusion has been determined as a solution to this problem, as it can quickly replenish cellular levels of Glutathione.
Although IV infusions are commonly recommended for people who are regularly exposed to toxins ( medication, regular alcohol use, smoking, and exposure to inhaling environmental pollutants), Glutathione was discovered to have been widely used throughout many Asian communities for improving skin tone. The mechanism of this theory is not entirely clear, although it is thought that a lower toxin load of estrogen in the liver leads to less stimulation of melanin inducing hormones and therefore less melanin (pigment) deposits in the skin. There is no FDA approval for this procedure, however IV nutrient infusion therapy has been widely used in Europe and in many anti-aging centers across the United States based on studies done by Dr. Myer in his popular book “Myer’s Cocktail”.
Who is an IV detox infusion recommended for?
- Females who want a lighter complexion and a healthy glow
- Regular alcohol drinkers
- Chronic use of medications
- Chronic exposure to high levels of stress
- Great for post facial or laser treatments to further enhance depigmentation.
What ingredients are used in the infusion?
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B Complex
What results can I expect?
- Better complexion
- More energy/stamina
- Less susceptibility to allergies and colds
- Better sleep