The conveniences of modern life come with some downsides, including pollution, heavy-metal exposure, and other stressors. Our bodies didn’t evolve to handle those issues. But that doesn’t mean we must succumb to the stress and accept a gradual decline as an inevitable part of aging.

Glutathione is a tripeptide composed of cysteine, glycine, and glutamic acid. It’s found in our cells in high amounts, particularly in your youth. Stressors — including environmental toxins, chronic diseases, and aging — make it more challenging to produce glutathione. But we need glutathione to protect and repair our cells. 

At Low Testosterone & Weight Loss Center, our expert medical professionals may recommend an intravenous (IV) glutathione booster infusion at our office in Allen, Texas. The infusions supply your cells with the glutathione they need to function optimally.

Would you benefit from a boost of glutathione? Here’s why you might.

You want to slow down the aging process

The health of your mitochondria influences your biological age — the ancient bacteria in your cells that act as their mini “batteries,” supplying the energy your cells need to function. Glutathione is an antioxidant, shielding cells from free radicals that wear down your mitochondria.

Glutathione helps your body repair and repair tissues. It also enhances the function of your immune system, so you’re less vulnerable to infections and other stressors.

In fact, glutathione is essential to the function and maintenance of mitochondrial DNA. Without glutathione, cells break down and die. Glutathione helps regulate cellular proliferation (i.e., the building of new cells) and apoptosis (i.e., disposal of old, dying cells). High mitochondrial levels of glutathione are associated with greater health and longevity. 

You want to detoxify your body

Toxins, like heavy metals, tax your body and deplete energy stores. Glutathione helps your cells eliminate toxins, including mercury and other heavy metals. It also helps your body excrete those toxins through urination and other pathways. 

Decreased levels of glutathione have been associated with systemic inflammation, which seems to be at the source of many acute and chronic diseases. Quelling inflammation frees up energy so your body can function more efficiently.

You want to boost energy and performance

When you exercise a lot, your body produces oxidative free radicals, which may cause your muscles to feel weak and not perform as well. Glutathione may enhance the repair process after you’ve fatigued your muscles, so you can get back to your workout. 

Glutathione directly scavenges oxidants that can deplete your energy. It also protects cells from oxidants by recycling vitamins C and E.

You’re battling a chronic condition

Researchers and clinicians have used IV glutathione to support health for many years. Some conditions associated with reduced glutathione and may benefit from regular infusions include:

  • AIDS-related weight loss
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Pulmonary disease
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Macular degeneration
  • Liver disease
  • Heart disease

Glutathione’s anti-inflammatory effects may also benefit other conditions connected to inflammation.

Infuse your body with the glutathione your cells need by scheduling an IV boost today at 214-383-7411. Or, use our online form at your convenience.

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