Glutathione. The Master Antioxidant

What Is Glutathione?

Antioxidants like vitamin C and lipoic acid certainly make the grade, but when it comes to neutralizing free radicals, they pale in comparison to glutathione &ndash so much so that researchers have nicknamed glutathione &ldquo the master antioxidant.&rdquo Every single cell in your body produces glutathione, which is what makes it a crucial aspect of immunity and detoxification.

If you picture the molecule H2O, or water, It looks likes am upside-down y. Now image extreme UV sunlight hitting that single molecule of water, splitting it apart. In that process, an electron leaves the water molecule.

Electrons cannot live on their own without something to spin around. These electrons, or free radicals as you may know them, are very high energy, and immediately try to attach to the nearest living compound.

This process happens all the time in your body. And the more it occurs, the more damage and aging your body undergoes. Antioxidants are like our body&rsquo s police. They scour the body, searching far and wide for stray free radicals. When they do find them, antioxidants swiftly grab them and make them nontoxic.

Glutathione is extremely important for the body’s natural antioxidant process to scavenge free radicals. Your body is constantly making its own supply of glutathione to protect against inflammation, toxins, free radicals, and pathogens. You can think of it as your body&rsquo s natural detox agent: This powerful antioxidant becomes a cofactor for dozens of detox enzymes that neutralize damaging free radicals. But sometimes, depending on your condition, you may no be producing enough.

What are the Benefits of Glutathione?

In addition to its anti-aging properties, glutathione has a therapeutic effect on a range of different conditions. By working as an antioxidant, glutathione helps in many different ways to possibly improve symptoms associated with the following conditions:

-Improve psoriasis
-Reduce liver damage and inflammation (both alcoholic, and non-alcoholic disorders)
-Improved insulin resistance
– Increases mobility for people with peripheral artery disease (by increasing leg circulation)
-Reduce the symptoms of Parkinson&rsquo s disease
-Help fight autoimmune diseases
-Decrease the negative effects of uncontrolled diabetes

Similarly, glutathione&rsquo s natural anti-inflammatory properties are ideal for helping people with fertility problems, brain fog, sleep problems, chronic illness, and even muscle growth. All of these problems are associated with high levels of inflammation in the body, and glutathione is the master of all antioxidants helping to reduce that inflammation.

Glutathione in Popular Culture:

Because of glutathione’s various properties, many around the country have come to know glutathione as the key ingredient for hangover cures. After a few years of testing the validity of these claims, the literature has come to agree that IV glutathione does help cure hangovers. Quad Cities Ketamine Clinic offers a wide variety of infusions that include glutathione which may be beneficial for taking after those nights you had a little too much fun

Many have also taken to including glutathione in their daily routine by including it as an oral pill or through a healthy smoothy.

Though these methods may benefit people in small amounts, the only way to achieve notable and lasting benefits is to receive glutathione from an IV injection.

Why is Oral Glutathione Not as Effective?

While you can buy glutathione pills, scientists and researchers have known for quite some time, that supplementation with whole glutathione makes little &ndash to no difference at all.

It&rsquo s well documented that glutathione available in supplement form, is mostly destroyed through the digestive process. Therefore it is of little to no use, unless it can penetrate the cell walls. A few other glutathione products have been marketed as supplements &amp patches, but all have made only a very small impact as far as raising glutathione levels intracellularly.

What are the Side Effects?

IV glutathione is considered to be very safe among medical providers. Injections have been around for a long time, and most patients experience little to no side effects at all. Some patients may experience abdominal cramps, bloating, or an allergic rash, but these side effects are rare.

Our providers are licensed to discuss the potential benefits and risks with you regarding IV glutathione, make your appointment online today.

Schedule Your Infusion Today!

Glutathione infusion is proven to provide long-lasting results for a wide range of different conditions. If you are experiencing a chronic disease, are prone to hangovers, or are interested in some of the best anti-aging technology available, we highly recommend making an appointment today. At Quad Cities Ketamine Clinic, we provide a calming spa-like atmosphere where you can safely and effectively receive glutathione infusion therapy to manage your condition. Call us today or visit us online at Just an hour of relaxation and you can be on your way to feeling better and healthier in your everyday life.

Author Tara Kinney, CRNA, APRN As a lifelong learner with over 10 years of experience working in the operating room, Ms. Kinney began to develop an appreciation for the many uses of ketamine and its applications in therapy. As an independent practitioner and owner-operator of Advantage Anesthesia, Ms. Kinney oversaw the care of countless surgical patients and developed a love for the state of Iowa and surrounding counties. It was while working and living in Bettendorf, Iowa that Ms. Kinney saw the need of the community for more holistic and comprehensive care of chronic pain and mood disorders. Ms. Kinney then attended the Ketamine Academy and joined the American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists, and Practitioners before opening Quad Cities Ketamine Clinic in February of 2020. In her free time, she is an avid volleyball player and state record skydiver. She has two children, loves to scuba dive and golf in tropical locations, and cares for numerous small animals rescued from the humane society.


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