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Glutathione IV Therapy: All the Facts You Need to Know

What Is Glutathione?

Glutathione, also known as the “Master Molecule”, is a potent antioxidant that the body produces naturally; it is found in all cells. It is often concentrated in the liver and consists of three important amino acids (cysteine, glutamate, and glycine). Glutathione helps to neutralize free radicals (unstable molecules that damage cells). Your immune system receives a tremendous boost after their elimination. Poor diet, environmental toxins, some medications, and the natural aging process reduce glutathione production in the body. Research shows that optimization of glutathione levels may help reduce the burden of chronic disease.

Symptoms of Glutathione Deficiency

Low glutathione levels can cause long-term fatigue, weakness, headaches, dizziness, sleeping issues, recurrent illnesses, dermatitis, difficulty concentrating, painful joints, mood swings, or depression. Many severe health conditions like autoimmune and neurocognitive disorders are also related to low glutathione levels.

What is Glutathione IV Therapy

Glutathione IV therapy involves injecting the antioxidant directly into your bloodstream. A glutathione IV infusion bypasses the digestive tract, where sufficient absorption is not guaranteed. You can enhance your body’s natural glutathione production by eating various fresh fruits and vegetables or using oral supplements however, many factors can interfere with the amount of absorption. This is where IV delivery can be beneficial.

Benefits of Glutathione IV Therapy

  • Reduces inflammation, fights oxidative stress, and provides anti-aging and detoxifying properties.
  • Lightens and brightens skin by eradicating hyperpigmentation and reducing melanin formation in cells.
  • Enhances immune function and helps fight disease.
  • Aids in fat breakdown and elimination.
  • Promotes high energy, mental clarity, and athletic ability.
  • Improves the sleep quality and reduces the stress caused by sleep apnea.
  • Helps prevent chronic conditions and cancer

Side Effects of Glutathione IV Therapy

Glutathione is generally considered safe, and most will experience no adverse effects. Just like any medication, allergic reactions can occur which can be mild (itching, rash) or severe (anaphylaxis, breathing difficulty, swelling). Side effects from receiving an IV can include irritation at the injection site, bruising, blood clots, or infection.

Who Should Not Use Glutathione IV Therapy?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is best to consult your healthcare provider before receiving the infusion. Those with sulfa allergies or who have had a previous reaction should not use glutathione IV therapy.

The Bottom Line

Glutathione is commonly referred to as the Master Antioxidant because of its extraordinary capacity to boost skin health, physiological function, mood, and general well-being. Although glutathione is a naturally occurring substance in the body, levels can vary significantly from one individual to another due to multiple factors (i.e., genetics, environmental factors). Low glutathione can lead to an increased risk of infection and disease. Glutathione IV infusion therapies are excellent ways to boost glutathione levels and improve overall health. Vital Infusions & Performance offers Glutathione!! Call or come by to get yours and find out more today! In the Summerlin area of Las Vegas, call 580 VIP-SHOT. We look forward to helping you with your health goals.


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