The Method Health Glutathione IV push is also known as bolus which is single large volume injection. The injection process involves a syringe that is inserted into the catheter to quickly send a one-time dose of Glutathione into the bloodstream. The process takes very little time and the Glutathione’s effects are therefore immediate and pronounced.
Glutathione level decreases as we age. Our ability to produce and maintain a high level of glutathione in our bodies is critical to recovering from chronic illnesses. It helps us prevent disease, maintain optimal health, as well as improve our overall performance. Raising glutathione levels in the body can decrease muscle damage, reduce recovery time, increase strength and endurance, and shift metabolism from fat production to muscle development.
Glutathione: The Master Antioxidant
With so many man-made chemicals being released into our atmosphere, waterways, foods and medications today, you might wonder how your body even knows what to do with them. Relentless toxic exposures, poor diets, medication overuse, chronic stress and insufficient exercise compound our toxic burden and whittle away at our reserves. Fortunately, your body has wisely equipped itself with a natural detoxification system that relies primarily on one powerful antioxidant: glutathione.
When we think about increasing our antioxidant levels, we typically think of superfoods—but glutathione is different. Largely, your body must manufacture most of its own glutathione, requiring adequate amounts of three amino acids: cysteine, glutamate and glycine. Although some foods contain natural GSH (Glutathione), studies suggest relatively little of your GSH reserves come from your diet because GSH doesn’t survive the digestive tract. This makes many oral GSH supplements of questionable value.
To aid detoxification naturally, GSH levels are the highest in your liver and kidneys, which are your body’s primary detoxification organs. GSH is important to your overall immune system, protecting your cells and mitochondria from the damaging effects of oxidative stress and helping keep inflammation at bay.
GSH is of particular importance for “Phase II detoxification,” where toxins are bound directly to glutathione (aka glutathione conjugation) so they can be eliminated from the body. However, GSH must sacrifice itself in the process—which is why you must continuously make more.
Glutathione is labelled the “master antioxidant” for its unique ability to “recycle” other antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, alpha lipoic acid and CoQ10, so they can be reused by your body. It follows that by increasing your GSH levels, you are effectively increasing many of your other antioxidants as well.
Our ability to produce and maintain a high level of glutathione in our bodies is critical to recovering from chronic illnesses. It helps us prevent disease, maintain optimal health, as well as improve our overall performance. Raising glutathione levels in the body can decrease muscle damage, reduce recovery time, increase strength and endurance, and shift metabolism from fat production to muscle development.
One of the best ways to obtain glutathione in your body is intravenously. Vitamins such as Vitamin B, B6, B12, folic acid, and Vitamin C are vital for the body’s ability to produce glutathione. Nutrient IV therapy provides a fast and effective way to absorb these nutrients in your body.
While a healthy diet and lifestyle can help to slow the body’s decline, supplementing these with regular glutathione IV pushes can help stimulate the body to produce more and thus maintain health and slow down the aging process.
The Critical Role of Glutathione
Glutathione is primarily responsible for reducing the levels of cysteine on the surface of proteins and helps protect your body from free-radical damage. GSH also helps synthesize and repair DNA. GSH facilitates the recycling of vitamins C and E. Intravenous glutathione impairs platinum buildup in your kidneys. It helps transport amino acids and plays a vital role in purging your body of toxic compounds such as heavy metals. By helping your body detoxify, glutathione helps reduce your risk of developing cancer. GSH is able to fight cancer by causing malignant cells to die but keeping healthy cells alive. This antioxidant also slows your body’s aging process.
GSH is the most potent free radical fighter that you produce naturally. When the human body makes enough of it, you have the ability to fight off free radicals caused by everything from cigarette smoke to smog.
When Glutathione is not present in the optimal amount however, or when environmental factors are too stressful for the body to defend against, free radicals can cause both internal and external damage. To combat this, and harness the incredible total body-rejuvenating power of Glutathione, our doctors recommend boosting your level with nutrition and supplementation via nutrient IV therapy. This can help you restore the proper balance, keep your body functioning at its best, and eradicate free radicals before they have a chance to do any harm.
Glutathione is a key component of the body’s antioxidant system and is a substrate in the conjugation and reduction reactions in the body. It also plays an important role in the removal of toxins by supporting healthy liver function. Glutathione is considered a non-essential nutrient manufactured from L-cysteine, L-glutamine, and glycine.
Glutathione is a primary protectant of skin, lens, cornea, and retina against radiation damage, and the biochemical foundation of P450 detoxification in the liver, kidneys, lungs, intestinal epithelia, and other organs.
The Functions/Clinical Efficacy of Glutathione:
- Detoxifies many compounds in the body, especially in the liver
- Helps protect the body against toxins from cigarette smoke, excess alcohol, overdoses of aspirin, and exposure to radiation
- Helps support the immune system
- Helps transport some amino acids across cellular membranes
- involved in the synthesis of fatty acids
The Symptoms of Glutathione Depletion:
- Your body may develop coordination problems as a result of glutathione deficiency. Deficient glutathione levels can cause red blood cells to rupture and impair the functioning of white blood cells. Your nerve tissue may deteriorate as a result of glutathione deficiency, and you may suffer mental and nervous system disorders such as tremors and twitching.
- Oxidative stressors that can deplete GSH include ultraviolet and other radiation; viral infections; environmental toxins such as pesticides, smoking, household chemicals, and heavy metals; surgery; chronic inflammation; burns; septic shock; diabetes and insulin resistance; dietary deficiencies of GSH precursors and enzyme cofactors; and the aging process in general.
Symptoms of depletion include:
- Decreased macrophage activity and weakened immune system
- Increase in free radical damage throughout the body, especially in the membranes of red blood cells and mitochondria
- Decrease in the body’s ability to detoxify many compounds in the liver, including drugs and environmental chemicals; alterations in liver enzymes
- Hair loss and baldness
- increased sweating and fatigue
Some of the truly amazing functions that Glutathione is responsible for within your body include:
- Fighting free radical damage
- Strengthening your immune system
- Flushing out toxins within the body
- Protecting against new toxins
- Reducing inflammation
- Breaking down and detoxifying fat
- Preventing drug resistance
- Helping to fight diseases and cancer
- Glutathione is not absorbed well across the gastrointestinal tract, and therefore supplementation with other dietary supplements that increase glutathione levels in the body may be warranted. These include alpha-lipoic acid, green tea, melatonin, S-adenosylmethionine, whey protein, milk thistle seed extract, and N-acetyl cysteine.
Toxicities, Warnings, and Interactions:
There are no known toxicity when using glutathione as a dietary supplement
Foods containing glutathione include avocado, watermelon, asparagus, grapefruit, potato, acorn squash, strawberries, oranges, tomatoes, cantaloupe, broccoli, okra, peaches, zucchini, and spinach
Uses of Glutathione:
- Glutathione is an antioxidant and may help decrease the effects of oxidation and aging on the body.
- Glutathione is important for liver health and improves detoxification of the liver.
- Glutathione is used in those who take medications which may be hard on the liver, those who are substance abusers, or anyone with concerns for the health of their liver.
- Glutathione may help improve immunity, leading to faster wound healing.
- If you are taking prescription or non-prescription medications, are pregnant or nursing, or have a pre-existing medical condition, talk with your healthcare provider before taking any dietary supplement.
- Do not take if there is any allergy to any component of this dietary supplement.
Disclaimer: Statements made are for educational purposes and have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you have a medical condition or disease, please talk to your doctor prior to using the recommendations given.