Glutathione — The "Beauty Superhero" of the Body
Glutathione is often referred to as the “superhero of antioxidants” or the “beauty superhero” — but why?
Glutathione is a naturally occurring antioxidant performing essential functions in the body that can have a visible impact on your skin and general wellbeing. While glutathione can be found in certain foods and supplements, glutathione IV therapy is an increasingly popular option.
What does the treatment involve? How does it affect the body? And why should you consider giving it a try?
In this post, we explore how glutathione works on the body, potential glutathione side effects, and the overall benefits of glutathione.
How Does Glutathione Work?
So, what is a glutathione anyway?
Glutathione is a natural antioxidant found within our cells and in a number of foods. As a tripeptide, glutathione is made up of multiple amino acids — glutamine, glycine, and cysteine. Each one is powerful in its own way:
Glutathione is crucial for maintaining healthy skin and combating oxidative stress, a natural cellular process caused by metabolic activity. But not everyone has healthy glutathione levels — these can drop due to a poor diet, stress, advancing age, and environmental toxins.
Common symptoms of low glutathione levels include chronic fatigue, frequent colds or flu, allergic reactions, and weight management difficulties. While you can increase glutathione levels by changing your diet and taking supplements, IV glutathione therapy is a quick, simple, convenient way to up your levels.
What is a glutathione IV treatment? As with other IV-based treatments, this involves setting up an intravenous injection and delivering glutathione directly into the bloodstream.
The process is straightforward and quick: just sit and relax while a skilled technician sets everything up for you. They will answer any questions you may have and monitor the IV setup to ensure that you remain comfortable from start to finish.
Most people require multiple glutathione IV therapy sessions to achieve their goals. The number of sessions scheduled for you will be based on the results you’re looking for, how soon you want to see them, and your body’s absorption of the glutathione. Typically, we book sessions one week apart to allow the body time to absorb the glutathione and for effects to become visible.
High Dose vs Low Dose for IV Glutathione Therapy?
Determining the right dosage for IV glutathione therapy is crucial to achieve the desired results. But the correct dose is different from person to person. Why? It’s down to a number of key factors, specifically metabolic rate, weight, height, and (perhaps most important) your reason for trying IV glutathione therapy.
However, other factors can affect your body’s glutathione absorption. These include smoking, your activity levels, and the amount of alcohol you drink. Each of these could contribute to slower absorption and less visible effects, so it’s possible that you may need a higher dosage than someone who exercises often, doesn’t smoke, and drinks little or even not at all.
We will discuss your motivations for trying IV glutathione therapy, your health history, and your general lifestyle in detail during your consultation. This will provide us with the information we need to recommend the right dosage.
The Benefits of Glutathione IV Therapy — Your Solution to Beautiful Skin
So, onto the most important question: does it really work?
The answer is a resounding yes!
Glutathione IV therapy is one of several IV-based treatments we provide at Astra Medicare, alongside vitamin C IV therapy, IV vitamin cocktails, and M.I.C. injections for fat burning. And it has the power to significantly improve the look of your skin.
Below, we’ll explore the main benefits offered by this treatment:
Achieve a More Balanced Skin Tone
A common motivator for people booking glutathione IV therapy, particularly for those affected by hyperpigmentation, is to achieve a more even skin tone.
Hyperpigmentation is a condition in which certain areas of the skin become darker and stand out from the rest. There are various causes, including excess melanin production. As the pigment responsible for determining skin color, too much melanin can disrupt the balance of a person’s skin tone and leave them with uneven coloring.
Hyperpigmentation can be the result of medication, pregnancy, and spending too long in direct sunlight (as UV radiation triggers melanin production). But glutathione can inhibit melanin production to make hyperpigmentation less visible and cultivate (or restore) a more even skin tone.
All forms of hyperpigmentation, including melasma and sunspots or liver spots, can be treated effectively with this treatment. Your skin will start to look lighter and brighter with each session.
Reduce the Visibility of Blemishes, Freckles, and Acne Scars
Glutathione can remove impurities from the skin and make blemishes or breakouts less visible.
As it inhibits melanin production, glutathione may also improve the appearance of freckles. It can make acne scars less noticeable over time too.
Achieve a Healthy Glow
Glutathione is capable of building stronger skin and reducing the presence of toxins: toxins adhere to the glutathione, which flushes them out of the body. And as glutathione combats free radicals that can lead to premature aging, it can reduce the visibility of common signs of aging (e.g. wrinkles) and leave you with a healthier, more youthful glow.
If you’re concerned about your skin’s appearance, whether it looks dull, dehydrated, or unbalanced, a few glutathione IV sessions will completely revitalize it.
Please note: potential side effects of glutathione-based treatments include abdominal cramps and certain allergic reactions (e.g. a rash).
Now that we have answered “does it work?”, let’s move onto the next question: “how can I book my consultation for glutathione IV therapy?”.
That’s quick and simple. Just get in touch with our team — we’ll be happy to discuss your goals, your requirements, and anything else you need to know. Schedule your consultation with Astra Medicare today!
Dedicated and passionate Astra Medicare staff.