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Benefits of Glutathione IV Therapy in Orange County, CA
How Glutathione IV Treatments Detoxify, Protect and Enhance Every Cell in Your Body
Glutathione IV treatments detoxify & protect your skin and all your organs.
What is Glutathione?
Glutathione is a naturally-occurring peptide produced by every cell in the human body, including immune cells. This powerhouse molecule is made up of three essential amino acids: cysteine, glutamate and glycine.
Glutathione is an extremely powerful antioxidant and key to almost all body functions. When glutathione is depleted it results in cell death. When glutathione levels are sufficiently high it protects your cells from damage by free radicals, among other benefits.1
Boost vitamin drips and injections all contain glutathione and you can add extra glutathione to any treatment. Check out other beneficial IV drip ingredients, book glutathione IV therapy online or request a custom formula.
Benefits of Glutathione
Glutathione has outstanding and far-reaching benefits for health, beauty and longevity. It has been widely studied and is known as “the mother of all antioxidants.”
- Glutathione improves immune function and helps fight and prevent disease
- Glutathione lightens and brightens skin by erasing hyper-pigmentation and inhibiting melanin production in cells
- Glutathione reduces inflammation
- Glutathione helps your body break down and purge fat
- Glutathione keeps your body from becoming resistant to drugs
- Glutathione promotes high energy and mental clarity
- Glutathione has anti-aging properties
- Glutathione can improve quality of sleep and combat stress from sleep apnea
- Glutathione is the ultimate detoxifier and fights oxidative stress
High glutathione levels directly correspond to overall health and function for every system in your body. Your cells make glutathione, but usually not enough to deal with the high levels of free radicals (from environmental toxins, alcohol, stress and more) we encounter daily.
Boost your glutathione levels quickly and easily in our Costa Mesa IV hydration clinic or bring your friends for a group IV session in a private room.
Glutathione IV information:
- Glutathione for your skin
- Glutathione IV cost
- Why choose intravenous glutathione?
- Symptoms of glutathione deficiency
- Glutathione-rich foods
- Glutathione injections
- Weight loss support
- Glutathione & Vitamin C
- Mental health
- Glutathione & cancer treatments
- Side effects
Glutathione and Your Skin
Glutathione has been shown to improve skintone & help prevent fine lines, dark spots & other signs of aging.
Glutathione has been shown to lighten skin tone. How? Glutathione binds to the enzyme responsible for melanin production and reduces activity. In addition, GSH reduces free radical activity throughout the body which further prevents activation of melanin-producing enzymes.
Glutathione not only lightens the skin, it helps minimize and prevent dark marks, scars and age spots, especially when added to our anti-aging IV hydration treatment. Glutathione also detoxifies the liver, which results in brighter, clearer skin.
Oxidative stress is a known factor in acne breakouts. Glutathione reduces the effect of free radicals in the skin and can help prevent acne, wrinkles and fine lines. Another powerful antioxidant, ALA, also improves skin by reducing puffiness and the appearance of pores and works well with glutathione. Learn more about the benefits of alpha lipoic acid here.Back to top
Cost of Glutathione IV Therapy
All Boost IV treatments include glutathione, electrolytes, B-vitamins and ascorbic acid (vitamin C).
Our IV infusions range in price from $99 to $225 depending on the size and formulation you choose. Most of our IV treatments cost $99 for a small bag and $175 for a large bag.
Save money on IV infusions and Boost vitamin injections with our IV and injection therapy package pricing!Back to top
Why Choose Glutathione Intravenous Treatment?
Studies show eating or drinking glutathione supplements is not an effective way of increasing your blood levels of glutathione.
Glutathione IV infusion bypasses your digestive tract and delivers the powerful antioxidant directly to your bloodstream where it can do the most good. High levels of glutathione in your blood are carried to your brain, heart, lungs, muscle tissue and everywhere in your body so your cells can benefit from glutathione’s detoxifying and protective properties.There are some supplements shown to boost your body’s own production of glutathione:
- Vitamin C (taking Vitamin C with Glutathione can also increase absorption)
- Vitamin E
How well your body absorbs the supplement and produces glutathione depends on your unique body chemistry, age, health and many other factors. The best way to ensure you’re getting maximum absorption and the full benefits of glutathione is with an IV infusion.Back to top
Symptoms of Glutathione Deficiency
Low glutathione levels can lead to fatigue, headaches, depression & even skin rashes.
Your body produces glutathione, but levels can be depleted by stress, sickness, medications, infections, toxins, radiation and aging.
Signs of low glutathione levels may include:
- Chronic fatigue and/or weakness
- Problems sleeping
- Frequent colds
- Difficulty concentrating
- Painful joints
- Moodiness and/or depression
Many chronic health conditions including autoimmune disorders, fibromyalgia, heart disease, skin disorders and many more are associated with low glutathione levels. In many cases the medications prescribed for chronic health problems further deplete glutathione.Back to top
What Causes Low Levels of Glutathione?
Research shows regular exercise helps maintain or improve glutathione levels in the body.
Glutathione levels decrease as we age. Certain diseases and health conditions can also reduce glutathione supplies. Low levels of glutathione are linked to poor health. This is one reason why people are more likely to develop various health problems as they get older.
Health conditions linked to low glutathione levels include:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Liver cirrhosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Health problems can cause decreased glutathione. You can also fail to produce enough glutathione due to genetic deficiencies and lack of the necessary enzymes.
Replenishing glutathione helps treat the symptoms of many health problems associated with low levels of this important antioxidant.
Can Changing Your Diet Improve Glutathione Levels?
Eating plenty of fresh, organic produce & non-procesed meats can help increase glutathione levels.
Glutathione is naturally made in cells, but requires a strict diet high in certain vitamins for efficient formation.
Some foods and supplements that boost the formation of glutathione are:
- Foods rich in Vitamins B6, B9, B12 & biotin
- Foods rich in Vitamin C & E
- Milk thistle
- Whey protein
- Sulfurous foods (see below)
Glutathione is not easily absorbed from food sources. However some foods high in sulfurous amino acids may help increase glutathione levels:
- Broccoli and Cauliflower
- Garlic and Onions
- Spinach and Kale
- Non-processed meat
An organic diet with abundant fresh produce can help your body produce more glutathione. But even an ideal diet may not be processed and absorbed ideally in the digestive system.
The best and fastest way to be sure you’re absorbing and benefiting glutathione is by skipping the digestive tract altogether and getting glutathione IV infusions at Boost Hydration.Back to top
Glutathione and Vitamin C
Glutathione and vitamin C (ascorbic acid) are both strong and versatile antioxidants helping your body neutralize toxins and other oxidizing agents and protecting your cells.
Glutathione and vitamin C also interact with each other in beneficial ways. Vitamin C helps maintain glutathione levels in the body, and glutathione transforms oxidized dehydroascorbate (oxidized ascorbic acid) back into its active form.
All Boost IV formulas include electrolytes, B-vitamins, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and glutathione. Custom treatments, package discounts and add-on supplements are available.Back to top
Is glutathione good for acne?
There’s good reason to believe that increasing glutathione levels can result in fewer acne lesions. In a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, they found low glutathione levels were associated with increased likelihood of having acne-prone skin.5
A separate NCBI study found that subjects with moderate to severe acne had measurably lower levels of GSH (glutathione) compared to subjects with mild or no acne.6
Both studies support an association between increased oxidative stress and acne breakouts. Glutathione fights oxidative stress, including known acne-causing agents like free radicals and squalene peroxide.Back to top
Glutathione, the Brain and Moods
People diagnosed with depression, OCD, ADHD and schizophrenia have low glutathione levels. Many of the drugs prescribed to treat bipolar disorder work by boosting levels of glutathione in the cells.
Glutathione has also been shown to help reduce oxidative stress. Stress is a major symptom and contributing factor in many mental health imbalances. Recent research shows glutathione is a promising treatment for improving the symptoms of autism spectrum disorders.3
Your brain is made up of more than 70% water and can’t function properly when dehydrated. Our Brain Boost IV treatment with a glutathione add-on boost will help keep you balanced, focused and energized!Back to top
Glutathione and Cancer Treatments
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant, helping the body remove excess free radicals. Stress and sickness can cause your body’s glutathione levels to become depleted very quickly.
When you’re sick or dealing with the side effects of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation, decrease and change in appetite can make getting enough of this important nutrient nearly impossible.
Supplementing your diet with IV glutathione infusions can help repair cells damaged by cancer treatments.2 Many cancer survivors using IV therapy report improving their quality of life much faster than by relying on glutathione from food alone.Back to top
Glutathione treatments keep your liver happy so you can detox and renew daily.
How Glutathione Helps You Lose Weight
Glutathione is, for the most part, produced and stored in your liver. Your liver is the organ responsible for filtering your blood to neutralize toxins, drugs, free radicals and other harmful substances.
Without sufficient glutathione levels, your liver can’t function properly. An overwhelmed liver leads to a sluggish metabolism, ineffective digestion and more fat being stored in your body.
For optimal weight loss results, make sure you keep your liver happy and glutathione levels boosted by adding extra glutathione to any of our IV treatments for weight loss.Back to top
Does glutathione help hangovers?
Alcohol consumption not only reduces glutathione levels in the liver, it causes oxidative stress. Glutathione can help you recover from a punishing hangover by adding extra detoxifying power so you can cleanse and renew your system.
Glutathione can also reduce hangover symptoms by working to lower acetaldehyde toxicity, which is the root cause of some of the worst morning-after effects of drinking.
Other health supplements can help your body produce glutathione and counteract hangover effects:
ALA (alpha lipoic acid) itself is a powerful antioxidant, and it also helps your body regenerate and restore glutathione.
NAC (N-acetyl cysteine) is another glutathione precursor, plus it supports the liver and helps minimize damage from drinking alcohol.4
Our hangover IV treatment includes glutathione to help you detox and feel better faster. Try our hangover prevention IV formula before your next celebration to prevent hangover symptoms before they start!
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Glutathione’s anti-aging properties
Studies on skin health have demonstrated the anti-aging effects of glutathione, including:
- Increased skin elasticity
- Reduced wrinkles
- Lower melanin index (reversing the effects of photoaging/melisma)
Glutathione has also been shown to slow transepidermal water loss (TEWL) which is how quickly water is lost through the skin. Try our Anti-Aging IV treatment which already includes glutathione, or add an extra dose of glutathione as an add-on boost to any of our treatments.Back to top
Glutathione IVs for detoxification
When your body is toxic, a whole range of unwanted side effects can be felt, including fatigue, difficulty concentrating, depression, and difficulty losing weight.
Your liver does the lion’s share of the work converting toxic substances into molecules that can be safely excreted from your system. When there are too many toxins for your liver to keep up, they’re stored for later. When “later” never comes (because of a constant influx of toxins) they build up and can cause health problems.
Glutathione helps you detox by supporting your liver. Even if you eat a perfect diet, your liver can still become overburdened from air pollution and other environmental toxins. IV hydration with a glutathione IV push can help support healthy liver function and detoxification.Back to top
Our Boost shots are convenient & customizable, so you can add extra glutathione or even build your own.
Glutathione injections are perfect for anyone who wants all the benefits of glutathione but many not have time for an IV treatment.
Injecting glutathione directly into the bloodstream as a shot or IV treatment is the best way supplement your gluathione levels. Oral glutathione supplements are not absorbed nearly as well or as quickly as a direct injection.
Glutathione injections only take five minutes and can give you a quick boost you'll benefit from all week.Back to top
Are There Side Effects from Glutathione?
Studies have linked long-term use of supplemental glutathione to lower zinc levels. Consuming glutathione supplements orally has also been linked to digestive distress in some patients, such as abdominal cramps or bloating.
Intravenous glutathione bypasses the digestive system completely, delivering the master antioxidant directly to your cells. The vast majority of people who receive glutathione IV treatments report only positive side effects.
More studies are needed on the long-term effects of glutathione treatment. The jury’s out on glutathione’s effects on pregnant or breastfeeding women, so if you're pregnant or nursing please check with your doctor before you begin.
In some studies, cystic fibrosis patients had adverse side effects following glutathione treatment.
As always, if you’re already on medication or a supplement regimen for any health condition be sure to speak with our doctor about the best IV treatment for you!Back to top
Glutathione for fertility - Can glutathione increase fertility?
Infertility can stem from any number of problems, including oxidative stress. Whenever there’s an imbalance between antioxidants (like glutathione) and free radicals, it has an effect on the reproductive systems of both men and women.7
Free radicals, also called reactive oxygen species (ROS) can interfere at a cellular level, cause diseased cells, and even threaten cell survival. High levels of ROS can contribute to infertility and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Glutathione is not only an ultra-powerful antioxidant, it helps maintain all other antioxidants. Increasing the body’s level of antioxidants promotes repair of damaged cell structures, helps counteract free radical production and helps clear out accumulated reactive oxygen species.
Contact an IV hydration specialist at our Costa Mesa wellness spa or schedule your glutathione IV infusion online!
- Pizzorno, Joseph. Glutathione! [National Center for Biotechnology Information] 2014
- WebMD. [Glutathione: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Dosage and Warning] 2018
- Wong, Cathy. The Benefits of Glutathione. [Verywell Health] 2018
- D.S. Jaya, J. Augustine, V.P. Menon. [Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry] 1994
- Ikeno H., Tochio T., Nakata S. [National Center for Biotechnology Information] 2011
- Al-Shobaili H1, Alzolibani AA, Al Robaee AA, Meki AR, Rasheed Z. [ibid] 2013
- Adeoye O., Olawumi J., Opeyemi A., Christiania O. [Review on the role of glutathione on oxidative stress and infertility.] 2018