IV therapy is a popular way to deliver various healthy substances directly into the bloodstream. Glutathione IV treatments are an increasingly common choice, attracting people based on their ability to help combat signs of aging.
But can IV glutathione therapy actually help you look and feel younger? And how does it work?
Read on to find out how IV glutathione treatments can have a positive effect on your body from the inside out.
What is IV Glutathione?
Glutathione is a naturally occurring antioxidant created by the liver. It’s composed of three amino acids: glutamine, cysteine, and glycine.
Glutathione is essential for building and repairing tissue, and it contributes to important chemical reactions within the body. However, natural glutathione levels decrease with age, which can have a big impact on an individual’s appearance and physical condition.
Consuming glutathione can help improve your glutathione levels and have a positive effect on different aspects of the body. While glutathione supplements are available, IV glutathione treatments are a simple and powerful way to deliver glutathione into the body.
How Does IV Glutathione Treatment Work?
An intravenous injection is set up to start the treatment: this feeds a carefully controlled amount of glutathione into the bloodstream.
The IV technique maximizes the glutathione’s absorption, as it has no need to pass through the stomach and digestive system (unlike oral supplements). The body is able to start benefiting from the glutathione sooner than it would with alternative means, such as glutathione tablets.
Does IV Glutathione Help You Look Younger?
IV glutathione treatments can help you look younger in four main ways:
Fight Free Radicals
One of the most important benefits of IV glutathione is that they help fight free radicals. These are unstable molecules that can damage cells in the body, which contributes to aging and the development of diseases.
By fighting free radicals, IV glutathione treatments can help prevent collagen and elastin from becoming damaged. Collagen and elastin are crucial to healthy, strong skin, providing its structure and elasticity, respectively.
Helping to preserve collagen and elastin may lead to a reduction in the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.
Create a Brighter, Clearer Complexion
Another crucial benefit of IV glutathione treatments is that they can help to make skin brighter and cultivate a clearer complexion. It does this by transforming melanin, a substance that affects the pigmentation of your skin, into a lighter color.
Skin can become duller and less clear with age, especially when dehydrated, but other factors can contribute to it too. For example, smoking is one common cause, as it narrows blood vessels and prevents nutrients from reaching the skin.
If you have dull skin, IV glutathione may help it look lighter and clearer.
Hyperpigmentation is a condition that creates dark patches on the skin and leads to an unbalanced skin tone. There are different types of hyperpigmentation, including melasma, and it can appear more noticeable in some cases than others.
Hyperpigmentation may be caused by age, sun damage from prolonged exposure, and hormonal fluctuations. However, by inhibiting melanin production, IV glutathione treatments can combat hyperpigmentation and create a more balanced skin tone.
Remove Sun and Liver Spots
IV glutathione treatments can reduce the visibility of liver spots (also known as sun spots), a type of hyperpigmentation which forms on the skin after years of sun exposure.
They’re a common part of growing old, and are typically apparent in areas of the body that are most commonly exposed to direct sunlight, such as the face, hands, and arms.
By lightening the skin, IV glutathione therapy can make liver spots less noticeable and create a more youthful appearance. Similarly, this treatment may help with the visibility of blemishes and freckles.
What Else Does IV Glutathione Do for You?
IV Glutathione treatments offer the following other benefits:
Detoxify the Body
Glutathione is valuable for detoxifying the body, which is important for supporting the proper function of the liver, kidneys, intestines, and GI tract. Delivering glutathione directly into the bloodstream can help remove toxins from the body, which may rejuvenate the skin and strengthen the immune system.
Boost Energy Levels
Energy levels decrease naturally as we grow older. Depending on your current age, you may have noticed that certain activities (such as working out or climbing stairs) become more difficult. That’s due to various changes in the body, including:
However, the detoxifying effects of IV glutathione treatments can increase your energy levels and provide you with a boost. People often report feeling more energetic after undergoing IV glutathione therapy. That may be helpful if you find working or spending time with friends or family more tiring with age.
Improve Immune Function
Glutathione is vital for proper functioning of white blood cells, and can help to increase the number of them in the body. White blood cells play a critical role in helping the body fend off viruses, bacteria, and other foreign elements that could pose a threat.
As a result, undergoing an IV glutathione treatment may improve the general function of the immune system.
How Long Does it Take for the Results to Show?
The length of time required to see the results from an IV glutathione therapy varies.
For example, with skin brightening, skin tone is a major factor to consider. Individuals with skin tone IV on the Fitzpatrick scale should start to see results within one to three months, while those with Fitzpatrick snake tone V should notice them within four to six months.
However, we will be able to give you a more accurate idea during your consultation.
Book Your IV Glutathione Treatment Today
IV glutathione therapy is a fast, effective way to deliver this vital antioxidant into your bloodstream and start experiencing its benefits.
Astra Medicare offers IV glutathione therapy for skin lightening, a more even skin tone, improved energy levels, and more. To schedule your consultation with a member of our team, contact Astra Medicare today.
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