What is Glutathione?
____Posted by Hydreight Social on October 16, 2018
Have you ever heard of glutathione? It may well be the most important molecule for staying healthy and preventing disease. Glutathione is an antioxidant produced naturally by the body’s cells. It is comprised of three main amino acids: cysteine, glycine, and glutamine. It is commonly referred to as the “master antioxidant” because it has regenerative properties. This antioxidant deals with harmful free radicals, and then regenerates in the liver to go back to work!
There are several factors that affect glutathione levels in the body including poor nutrition, environmental toxins, and stress. The body also produces less and less of this antioxidant as we age.
If you live a busy, high-stress lifestyle, you could very well be low on glutathione. A deficiency of this “master antioxidant” puts you at risk for all sorts of health issues including cancer, heart disease, dementia, chronic illnesses, and advanced aging.
The good news is you can supplement your levels intravenously, topically, by using an inhalant, or by taking an oral supplement. That said, oral ingestion of glutathione is not as effective as intravenous delivery. An IV drip is the fastest and most efficient way to boost your glutathione levels because your body is able to absorb 100% of the antioxidants delivered.
Research has shown that glutathione has many benefits and can help:
- Decrease muscle damage
- Reduce recovery time
- Increase strength and endurance
- Shift metabolism from fat production to muscle development
- Prevent disease
- Improve psoriasis
- Increase mobility
- Reduce cell damage to the liver
- Fight infections
- Support the immune system
- Control inflammation
As you can see, this antioxidant serves many critical functions in the body. For athletes especially, maintaining levels is essential. It can help you achieve maximum physical output, as well as recover faster after performance.
Hydreight offers several IV treatments designed to rejuvenate your glutathione levels and your body quickly and efficiently. Feel your very best pre- and post-workout. Download our app and book an IV Specialist to come to you, wherever you are!