What is Glutathione?
Glutathione is the “mother of all antioxidants”. Made up of three amino acids - glutamine, glycine and cysteine, it is naturally produced by the liver and has a number of functions. It helps with the break down and metabolism of toxins and free radicals - supporting their elimination from the liver, lungs, intestines, and kidneys in your urine. It also supports immune function and plays a role in tissue growth and repair.
Glutathione levels in the body decline with age. They may also be reduced by a number of factors, including poor nutrition, environmental toxins, and stress.
Here are a few indicators that you might be suffering from a glutathione deficiency:
- Frequent infections like colds or flu
- Difficulty managing weight
- Chronic fatigue
The benefits of glutathione:
- Increased energy and endurance
- Body cleansing
- Reduced hyperpigmentation, age spots & sun spots
- Helps prevent wrinkles
- Helps manage acne
- Improves metabolism
- Helps improve insulin sensitivity
What are Glutathione injections?
Glutathione injections have been found to be better at boosting levels of the antioxidant than oral supplements because some benefits can be lost during digestion. Glutathione injections are administered directly into your muscle or under the skin, where the compound is absorbed and carried into the bloodstream. Due to the dose volume (4ml) the injection is administered into the gluteal muscles.
This depends on the need of the patient. It can range from a loading dose, if the patient is displaying many symptoms associated with low glutathione and lives an unhealthy lifestyle, to having no particular issues to overcome and wanting an injection for general health purposes. In this instance one injection every other month helps. The loading dose is one injection per week for 12 weeks, then one per month for six months and then one injection on alternative months.
To find out more about Glutathione injections or any of our Vitamin Injections please speak to one of our Practitioners please just get in touch with us.