It is easy to take your life and your health for granted when all is going well and you enjoy generally good health. Sadly, most of us don’t worry too much about our health until something goes wrong. But by the time your body shows signs of disease or illness, the underlying cause has often been lurking below the surface for months or even years.
Your body undergoes a remarkable number of chemical processes every second of every minute of every day, and all of them are dependent on the availability of sufficient nutritional resources to sustain them. One nutrient in particular that has a profound impact on your health is an antioxidant called Glutathione.
The Mother of All Antioxidants
Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells from being damaged by free radicals. Free radicals are byproducts of normal metabolism that a healthy body eliminates. They also occur from exposure to environmental toxins and pollutants, and from long periods of ongoing stress.
When your cells become overwhelmed with free radicals and toxins to the point where you are unable to eliminate them as quickly as they are produced, cellular damage can occur that leads to disease and premature aging.
Glutathione is an important antioxidant that your body makes from three amino acids, L-cysteine, L-glutamic acid and glycine. Many consider it the most important antioxidant because it is found within your cells, ready to fight off free radicals as soon as they occur. In fact, glutathione is so highly regarded in health and wellness circles that Dr. Mark Hyman dubbed it “the mother of all antioxidants.”
Even though your body produces its own glutathione, many factors can deplete your available stores, leaving your cells vulnerable to disintegration from oxidative stress, free radicals and cancers. Even your liver can become damaged and overwhelmed, preventing it from doing its job to detoxify your body.
Factors that deplete glutathione include:
- Chronic stress
- Chemical pollutants
- Environmental Toxins
- Poor diet
Considering the stressful, polluted world we live in, it is not surprising that many people become glutathione deficient.
Making sure you have plenty of available glutathione can have multiple health benefits that can improve your quality of life and slow the aging process.
Glutathione benefits include:
- Reduces oxidative distress to head off metabolic disease and cancer.
- Repairs liver cell damage from fatty liver disease.
- Fights autoimmune disease that affects cell mitochondria.
- Fights oxidative damage in the brain cells of children with autism.
- Reduces systemic inflammation associated with metabolic disease.
- Reduces Parkinson’s disease symptoms.
- Improves peripheral circulation.
- Reduces insulin resistance and improves fat metabolism.
- Improves and brightens skin tone.
The above are just a handful of the known benefits of glutathione. Considering the high levels of stress and toxins we are constantly exposed to in today’s world, increasing your glutathione levels can be a game-changer for living a longer, healthier, more productive life.
Getting Enough Glutathione
The secret sauce of glutathione’s power is the sulphur it contains. Sulphur is a sticky molecule that smells like rotten eggs. It attracts toxins, free radicals and heavy metals that stick to it until they are eliminated from your body. But when the body becomes overloaded by toxins and free radicals, there may be insufficient glutathione to eliminate them.
Garlic, onions, leeks and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and other cabbagey vegetables contain high amounts of sulphur, which helps support glutathione production. In addition, grass-fed beef liver is an excellent dietary source of glutathione. Many other vegetables and legumes contain vitamins and minerals that also support glutathione production.
Even if you eat a healthy plant-based diet, it may not be enough to offset the ravages of stress, toxins and pollutants. A glutathione IV cocktail is a sure way to get the glutathione your body needs to function at its best. IV infusion is the best way to give your body added nutrients because they go directly to your cells via your blood stream, without passing through your digestive tract.
Glutathione with Vitamin C Injections for Better Skin
When injected with Vitamin C and other nutrients, glutathione can greatly improve your skin’s appearance. Remember, your skin is the largest organ in your body, so it makes sense that glutathione would profoundly affect it. Many people get glutathione with vitamin C injections to reduce the appearance of age spots and uneven pigmentation, to lighten and brighten skin, to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and to eliminate loose rough skin.
Glutathione is also effective for treating psoriasis and other skin disorders.
Glutathione IV Therapy in NYC
Whether you want to eliminate the ravages of stress, slow aging, detoxify your body, have lighter brighter skin or all of the above, glutathione IV therapy is just around the corner at Advanced Cryo NYC in Manhattan. This affordable and effective therapy can work wonders to improve your health and appearance. Contact Advanced Cryo NYC today, and fight back against aging with modern therapies for a modern lifestyle.
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