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Intravenous Glutathione Therapy in Vancouver

Glutathione is an essential antioxidant produced naturally by the liver – but can also be found in some meats, fruits and vegetables. As the human body is constantly fighting off a plethora of toxins and chemicals through exposure to environment, poor diets and poor lifestyle choices, glutathione (GHS) is needed to help neutralize and counteract the effects of these harmful toxins. Once GHS levels are depleted, the body may become more susceptible to illness.

How It Works

Glutathione is crucial for many processes in the human body, including immune system maintenance, tissue building and repair, and making proteins and chemicals needed in the body. It is considered a ‘potent antioxidant’ and helps to eliminate dangerous free radicals. Glutathione binds to toxins in the body through a process referred to as “conjugation” to allow these toxins to be safely expelled. IV glutathione delivers the nutrient directly to the bloodstream and into the cells.

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Why It’s Needed

IV glutathione delivers glutathione directly to the body and may increase your glutathione levels for a healthier life and better wellbeing.

To learn more about our intravenous glutathione treatment offered at our Vancouver Vitalia Healthcare facility, call us today at 1-604-566-WELL (9355) to speak with a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Antioxidants and their role in Healthy Skin Aging

Antioxidants assist with the elimination of free radicals in the body that damage the skin at a cellular level leading to aging (1). Free radicals affect the DNA of your skin leading to premature aging by reducing collagen and elasticity (1). Nutrients that the body use to counteract oxidative stress are called antioxidants. Oxidative stress goes well beyond our skin’s health; it goes right down to alteration of DNA and triggering illness (2).

Nutritional status with respect to both macronutrients and micronutrients is important for skin health and appearance (5). Here are three commonly used antioxidants used in healthy aging skin support.

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THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GLUTATHIONE

As winter is approaching, this the perfect time of the year to discuss Glutathione and its many health benefits. This is one compound I suggest for helping our body during the winter season. I do suggest adding Glutathione, either intravenous or orally, to your winter supplement regime to support detoxification, promote skin brightening and improve the immune system

For many people, fall is a time when we get back on track with our health after summer indulgences. Glutathione is a great way to support our overall health.

WHAT IS GLUTATHIONE?

Glutathione is a tripeptide made up of 3 amino acids: Cysteine, Glycine and Glutamic Acid. It is primarily synthesized in the liver and found in high concentrations in almost every cell of our body.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GLUTATHIONE?

Glutathione is a compound produced in our body that has many different health benefits. It is nicknamed the “Master Antioxidant”. It is one of the body’s primary defense against toxins including pollutants and toxic metals. It also protects our brain from toxins and free radicals and is directly produced by our neurons.

GLUTATHONE FOR IMMUNE SUPPORT

As cold and flu season approaches, many of us are thinking of ways to support our immune system and stay healthy over the winter months. Glutathione may help! Glutathione may increase the body’s ability to fight against the flu virus due to its anti-viral activity.(1) (2)

GLUTATHIONE FOR SKIN BRIGHTENING AND WRINKLE REDUCTION

Fall and winter months can be harsh on our skin with the cold and dry weather. Winter is also a great time to work on skin lightening and brightening as tans start to fade and there is less sun exposure. Although research is limited, patients in our clinic do report improved skin texture and improved skin brightening. A study conducted at the Division of Dermatology in Thailand found women who took Glutathione for 12 weeks had a skin lightening effect (lower melanin index and an improvement in wrinkles) compared to the placebo group. (3)

GLUTATHIONE MAY BE BENEFICIAL IN TREATING HSV-1 VIRAL INFECTIONS (COLD SORES)

Many people do suffer from cold sores during the winter months. Supporting the immune system is important when trying to prevent cold sores as our body’s immune system is our main defense. A 2003 animal study found Glutathione may be beneficial in treating HSV-1 infections (the virus that causes cold sores) (4)

HOW TO INCREASE GLUTATHIONE LEVELS IN THE BODY

Glutathione is produced within the body, primarily by the liver. However, as reported in clinical research taking a supplement orally is an effective way to increase blood levels of Glutathione. In animal studies, Glutathione levels in the blood reached their peak concentrations 90-120 min after receiving an oral supplement of Glutathione. These levels remained high over the next 3 hours. Giving the precursors of Glutathione had little to no effect on blood levels. Therefore, taking Glutathione as a whole supplement may be more effective than taking the precursors alone. (5)

At Vitalia Health Care we offer both intravenous administration of Glutathione and have oral liposomal Glutathione supplements. If you are interested in taking Glutathione as a supplement, book a consultation with one of our Naturopathic Doctors who can recommend the form and dosage right for you!

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai

Enjoy the Fall and Winter months in our beautiful city! Stay healthy!

Yours in health,

Dr Tasreen Alibhai, ND - Vancouver, BC

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