Glutathione: Everything you need to know about this powerful antioxidant
Glutathione. You may have heard this word before, and you may even know that rejuvii offers it with all of our drips, but did you know that Glutathione is much more than just an antioxidant?
Glutathione is an important antioxidant, produced naturally by the liver. It can be found in fruits, vegetables, meats, fungi, and some bacteria and archaea. It's capable of preventing damage to important cellular components caused by reactive oxygen species such as free radicals, peroxides, lipid peroxides, and heavy metals.
Physicians have recommended that people take glutathione for years to treat various illnesses. Glutathione is an amazingly versatile antioxidant used in many therapies.
For example, people take it by mouth for treating cataracts and glaucoma, preventing aging, treating or preventing alcoholism, asthma, cancer, heart disease (atherosclerosis and high cholesterol), hepatitis, liver disease, diseases that weaken the body’s defense system (including AIDS and chronic fatigue syndrome), memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoarthritis, and Parkinson’s disease.
Glutathione is also used for maintaining the body’s defense system (immune system) and fighting metal and drug poisoning.
Glutathione is breathed in (inhaled) for treating lung diseases, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and lung disease in people with HIV disease.
Healthcare providers give glutathione as a shot (by injection into the muscle) for preventing poisonous side effects of cancer treatment (chemotherapy) and for treating the inability to father a child (male infertility).
Doctors and hospitals also give glutathione intravenously (by injection into the vein, by IV) for preventing “tired blood” (anemia) in kidney patients undergoing hemodialysis treatment, preventing kidney problems after heart bypass surgery, treating Parkinson’s disease, improving blood flow and decreasing clotting in individuals with “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), treating diabetes, and preventing toxic side effects of chemotherapy.
Glutathione is involved in many processes in the body, including tissue building and repair, making chemicals and proteins needed in the body, and for the immune system. It functions as an immune booster, detoxifier, and skin soother with anti-aging properties. When coupled with an already potent mix of other vitamins such as those found in our drips, its natural behavior is to boost those vitamins and help make their affect on your body even more pronounced.
It's like drinking electrolytes during your workout to stay hydrated and a high protein shake after a workout to help you muscles rebuild faster. Sure, you could just drink regular water and can skip the protein shake after, but if you're doing the work, why not get the full potential of your workout, right?
Glutathione works in the same way for vitamins. You could skip it, but why not get the added boost, and make the most out of your drip.
For more information about glutathione or any of our drips. Contact rejuvii at 224.372.3747 or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.