IV Glutathione, All You Need to Know

IV therapy is becoming one of the fastest trends in the health and wellness market. From improved athletic performance to reducing the signs of aging, IV therapy is one of the fastest and safest ways to get results. 

Our treatments use several vitamins and minerals, with one of the most important being Glutathione. Here we will discuss all you need to know about IV Glutathione. 

What is glutathione?

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Glutathione is a combination of 3 amino acids naturally produced by the liver. Amino acids are organic compounds used as the building blocks for protein. Without sufficient amino acids, the body cannot produce the necessary protein to maintain healthy functioning. Glutathione contains glycine, cysteine, and glutamic acid. 

Glutathione is used for building and repairing tissue, strengthening the immune system, and making chemicals and proteins needed for daily functioning. Without glutathione, the body would be weaker and more susceptible to injury and illness. 

Glutathione works by flushing out free radicals, or molecules without a match. Free radicals take up space and can cause long-term damage to muscle, tissue, nerves. 

What are the benefits of glutathione?

Increasing the intake of glutathione has shown signs of numerous health benefits including improved athletic performance, reduced signs of aging, and decreased risk of liver disease and heart disease. 

Glutathione is specifically beneficial when taken through IV therapy, as opposed to oral consumption. When taken orally, the stomach breaks down the amino acids before they can reach the bloodstream. IV glutathione is delivered directly to the cells, allowing for full absorption and the best results.

Let’s take a closer look at the main benefits of IV glutathione:

  • Prevents Chronic Illness

Glutathione prevents chronic illness by strengthening the immune system and flushing out free radicals. Stress and toxins contribute to the production of free radicals but glutathione uses its antioxidant powers to eliminate them, leading to the prevention of chronic illness. People who suffer from Chronic Illnesses often share one thing in common, low levels of glutathione. 

IV Glutathione prevents numerous chronic illnesses:

  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Lyme disease
  • Dementia 
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Colitis
  • High cholesterol
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Asthma
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetes
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Epilepsy

Further research: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6522248/

  • Improves Athletic Performance

Glutathione is one of the fundamental building blocks of protein, helping to improve athletic performance by building muscle and increasing energy. Working out generates an increase in the production of free radicals, but once again, glutathione uses its antioxidant powers to eliminate the excess molecules. With fewer free radicals, athletes will see a significant improvement in their level of endurance and will not need as much recovery time in between workouts or competitions. 

IV Glutathione improves athletic performance:

  • Builds and protects muscles
  • Increases energy
  • Flushes out free radicals
  • Improves level of endurance
  • Reduces recovery time
  • Encourages development of muscle rather than fat
  • Reduces Signs of Aging

Glutathione has powerful anti-aging effects due to its restorative properties. Flushing out free radicals improves the clarity of your skin, reduces wrinkles, and strengthens your hair and nails. Increased glutathione enhances your natural glow by repairing damaged cells and replacing older cells with new ones, reviving and brightening your skin. IV glutathione is more effective than topical creams or oral beauty supplements because the amino acids are being absorbed directly by the cells. Using IV therapy treatment essentially healths your body from the inside out, giving you the fastest and longest-lasting results. 

IV Glutathione reduces signs of aging:

  • Flushes out free radicals
  • Clears skin
  • Reduces wrinkles
  • Strengthens hair and nails 
  • Enhances natural glow
  • Repairs damaged cells
  • Replaces old cells with new cells

Further research: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5413479/

Are there any side effects to glutathione?

When IV glutathione is administered using sterile equipment with the correct dosage like at Revive Medellin, patients rarely experience side effects. In rare cases, patients have reported nausea, chills, headaches, and a slight fever. Additionally, potential adverse side effects include toxicity of the nervous system, kidney and liver, headaches, and rare, but serious skin conditions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

Another important side effect of glutathione is the way it changes skin pigmentation. Glutathione deactivates tyrosinase, the enzyme in cells that produces melanin. Melanin is the enzyme responsible for the color of your skin, therefore with less melanin, you have lighter skin. While the skin lighting effects are said to only be present while the glutathione is being absorbed into the body during or immediately after an IV treatment, the more frequent you receive IV therapy, the stronger the effects may be.  

Further research: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160831223742.htm

Is it safe to receive IV glutathione?

When IV glutathione is administered using sterile equipment with the correct dosage the process is extremely safe. At Revive Medellin your health and safety are our top priority. IV therapy takes about 50 minutes to administer. After the infusion is completed, we recommend staying in our office for 15 more minutes to ensure your comfort and safety. 

How much glutathione is in an IV infusion?

Each one of our IV therapy treatments are carefully designed to focus on different health goals and areas of the body. Our treatments designed to focus on preventing chronic illnesses, improving athletic performance, and reducing signs of aging contain more glutathione than other treatments. 

How often should you do IV glutathione?

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iv glutathione

The frequency of IV therapy treatments depends on every patient’s specific needs and health goals. An athlete training for a competition may wish to come in every 1-2 weeks as part of their recovery process. Whereas a person strengthening their body before surgery may only come in one time. 

How much does IV glutathione cost?

Our IV therapy treatments cost between 170,000 – 250,000 COP or 45 – 65 USD. 

Revive Medellin is dedicated to bringing the newest health and wellness trend right to your door. You can schedule your IV therapy treatments to be delivered to your apartment or hotel room for an additional cost of 20,000 COP or 5 USD.