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What Is Glutathione?

What Is Glutathione?

If you have a poor diet or stressful life environment, it can really start to take a toll on your body. But your body will try to protect you from disease or any other health issues by producing antioxidants. One of these antioxidants is glutathione.

Glutathione is an antioxidant that’s found naturally in your body’s cells, specifically produced by your liver and nerve cells. It’s mostly made up of three different amino acids: glutamine, glycine, and cysteine. Glutathione is able to help boost immune function, break down environmental toxins, rebuild and repair tissue, and much more. 

Glutathione is often given as a supplement intravenously since it’s easy to have low levels of this antioxidant. It can be used for combating heart disease, liver disease, alcohol use disorder, and even aging.

Our team at Clover Internal Medicine Associates provides glutathione supplements through IV infusion therapy to help you feel your best, and we want you to understand how glutathione can benefit you and your overall wellness.

The benefits of glutathione

One of the main functions of glutathione is to break down free radicals in your body. Free radicals are unstable molecules that are able to live in your body due to factors like your diet and environment. If free radicals outnumber the antioxidants in your body, it can lead to inflammation and other health issues like high blood pressure or diabetes.

We recommend glutathione supplements to help reduce symptoms of the following conditions:

What to expect from a glutathione infusion session

Receiving glutathione through IV infusion therapy is extremely beneficial since it’s the fastest and most efficient way for your body to absorb all this antioxidant has to offer. This is due to the fact that your digestive tract – which often retains some of the nutrients – is bypassed. As a result, you should be able to feel results almost instantly.

At Clover Internal Medicine Associates, you’ll be able to relax in a comfortable chair while being closely monitored by a member of our team to ensure you’re tolerating the IV therapy well.

Glutathione does a lot for your body, especially as an antioxidant fighting against inflammation that can lead to different diseases. To learn more about glutathione and what it can do for you and your health or to set up an appointment for IV infusion therapy, call our office at 682-708-0982 or use our online scheduler today.

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