Your body is made up of over 37 Trillion cells, each of them a microcosm of life, and each demanding essential nutrients to remain healthy. One especially important element needed for cellular health is the antioxidant Glutathione (GSH), considered a powerhouse molecule because of its role in preserving cellular integrity throughout the body.
Glutathione is a peptide made up of three key amino acids: L-cysteine, L-glutamic acid, and glycine. GSH performs several vital functions in the body, and is found within each cell. GSH is so important that your GSH levels are considered to be accurate predictors of how long you will live.
Your body produces its own glutathione, but you can become deficient due to a number of factors, including poor diet, stress, medications, smoking, aging, and environmental toxins. Your body produces glutathione naturally in all of your cells, but GSH is most prominently produced in your liver. Poor liver function due to alcoholism, fatty liver disease, hepatitis and other liver disorders can seriously deplete your GSH levels.
Roles of Glutathione
GSH plays an important role in your immune function as a vital component of white blood cells. When glutathione levels are depleted, white blood cells die, decreasing your immune response and your ability to fight off infections. Low GSH levels can lead to oxidative stress, free radicals, infections and cancer.
Vital roles played by GSH in your body include:
- Promotes a strong immune system
- Helps make drugs more digestible
- Protects the body from environmental toxins
- Fights cancer
- Promotes a healthy liver
- Helps with fat metabolism
- Slows premature aging
- Has anti-inflammatory properties
- Promotes brain health
- Fights anxiety and depression
Dietary Sources of Glutathione
While GSH is not technically a nutrient, consuming certain foods can provide nutrients that support the production of GSH.
Some foods and supplements that support GSH production include:
- Sulfur foods like onions, garlic and cruciferous vegetable like broccoli and cauliflower
- Whey protein from organic grass-fed cow or goat milk
- Milk thistle, which contains Silymarin, a unique flavonoid complex
- N-acetylcysteine (NAC), a supplement that is a precursor to glutathione biosynthesis
- B-Vitamins found in eggs, liver, legumes, spinach and avocado
- Selenium found it Brazil nuts, tuna, sardines and grass-fed beef
- Vitamin C found in kale, citrus fruits, kiwi and red peppers
- Vitamin E found in almonds, sweet potatoes, olive oil and wheat germ
- Grass-fed beef liver
IV Therapy to Support Glutathione Production
A varied diet rich in organic fruits and vegetables and sustainably raised animal sources is essential for maintaining adequate GSH levels. However, eating all that food can be a challenge, especially if you are counting your calories.
One way to support healthy levels of GSH is micronutrient IV Glutathione therapy. By sending GSH directly into your blood stream, you bypass your digestive tract, ensuring total absorption. Periodic treatments can help slow aging and promote healthy cells and a strong immune system.
Glutathione IV Therapy in NYC
If you want to reverse the trend of premature aging brought on by stress, poor diet and environmental toxins, visit Advanced Cryo NYC in fashionable SoHo. Our professional clinicians will set you up with a minimally invasive procedure.
Then just lay back and relax in our spa-like clinic while potent doses of GSH and the nutrients that support it are slowly infused into your bloodstream. During your visit, be sure to ask about our growing menu of treatments and therapies for longevity, health and beauty.