It’s the most important molecule you need to stay healthy and prevent disease — yet it’s possible you may never have heard of it. It’s the secret to preventing aging, cancer, heart disease, dementia and more, and necessary to treat everything from autism to Alzheimer’s disease. Glutathione, often referred to as “the mother of all antioxidants,” is one of the most talked about supplements in the healthcare industry…and for good reason.
Glutathione, or GSH, is a naturally occurring protein that protects every cell, tissue, and organ from toxic free radicals and diseases. It is a peptide consisting of three key amino acids that play several vital roles in the body. Many longevity researchers believe that GSH is so pivotal to our health that the level of GSH in our cells could be a predictor of how long we will live!
- Fights oxidative stress in the body
- Improves mental focus and clarity
- Reduces the effects of stress
- Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease
- Slows down the aging process
- Aids athletic performance and recovery
- Improves skin
- Strengthens immune system
- Helps prevent drug resistance
- Protects from environmental toxins
- Increases energy
- Is used to prevent depression and stress
- May reduce consequences of drugs or alcohol
Foods and supplements that you can ingest to raise your Glutathione levels:
- Sulfur Foods such as Kale, broccoli, cabbage etc.
- Milk Thistle
- Bioactive Whey Protein
How can I take Glutathione?
It can be taken orally, sublingually, through inhalation, or through an IV. Taking Glutathione with Vitamin C may increase its absorption.
Oral glutathione supplementation seems to be very convenient, but science shows that it is pretty much worthless. Only very small amounts of pre-manufactured glutathione are able to enter the bloodstream when taken orally. Glutathione is a small protein molecule that gets digested and lost in the digestive tract, making it ineffective at raising intracellular glutathione levels in the most important detoxification organs, such as liver, kidneys, and lungs. Unfortunately, most people, including medical professionals, are not even aware of the fact that glutathione pills may not be very helpful to the body. (Out of all the decades of research only one recent study showed an increase in blood GSH levels in healthy adults through oral supplementation).
Here, at Revitalizemaui, we administer Glutathione intravenously. We offer both Glutathione IV pushes and Glutathione Nutrient IV treatments. We include vitamin C in both of these treatments to maximize the benefits of Glutathione.
Our Glutathione treatments have been very popular for all the wonderful health and longevity benefits mentioned above, but also for their incredible benefits for the skin. Many of our patients come to us when they are wanting to clear their skin of acne, hyperpigmentation, and also if they are interested in brightening and/or lighting their skin a bit.
Here are some of the great effects Glutathione can have on the skin:
- Improved radiance
- Lighter skin
- Removal of blemishes, scars, pigmentation and uneven skin tones
- Increased collagen production and enhanced elasticity
- Suppressed formation of acne
- Improved skin quality and texture
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
Skin Lightening with Glutathione
The number of sessions you need will depend on how much lighter you want your skin tone to be. One round of treatment involves two IV treatments per week for five weeks. This series of 10 treatments can typically lighten skin from one to two shades. If your goal is for even lighter skin, it would mean a commitment to more rounds of treatment.
Ongoing maintenance is required to keep your new, lighter skin tone. The frequency of treatments will depend on your ability to maintain anti-oxidant levels. In general, once a month is required to sustain results. The following factors will interfere with your results, as they will increase oxidative stress:
- Poor Diet
- Environmental Toxins
- Poor Sleep
Call us now at 808-419-7445 with any questions you may have or to schedule your treatment or consultation.