Glutathione Injections For a Healthy Immune System and More!
You might not have heard much about glutathione. In fact, you might be hearing the word for the first time. But the facts are coming out about this powerful substance, integral in the human body’s natural functioning.
The Master Antioxidant
One form of glutathione, reduced L-glutathione, or GSH, as it’s commonly called, is known as the most potent antioxidant that occurs naturally in all human cells. Thus, the nickname… The Master Antioxidant. Studies are underway exploring glutathione and disease in the body.
Detoxifying the Body
Glutathione is a tripeptide composed of glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine. It helps to neutralize free radicals while it detoxifies the body and supports the immune system. It protects the brain, heart, liver, arteries, lungs, and skin in the body. It’s one of the substances that shows decreased levels as the body goes through the aging process.
Glutathione and Your Immune System
Metabolically, glutathione plays a massive role in the functioning of a healthy immune system. Its antioxidant properties allow the body’s white blood cells to function at their full potential during their immune response. As we age and we start to deplete our glutathione levels, the body’s ability to rid itself of toxins decreases. This decrease, in turn, kills white blood cells and weakens the immune system.
Glutathione is a Team Player
As if these features weren’t enough, glutathione has another function. It supports vitamins C and E by recycling them after they’ve been oxidized. This allows them to function normally. All the cells in the body can synthesize glutathione. However, the highest concentration of this master antioxidant is in the body’s liver. The liver is where it does the work of detoxifying and eliminating free radicals.
These free radicals, created during normal metabolic functions, are highly reactive compounds. As they accumulate in the body, oxidative stress occurs. Once you reach the point where you are generating free radicals faster than your body can neutralize and eliminate them, oxidative stress becomes an issue.
Other Factors the Can Deplete Your Glutathione
As we mentioned earlier, the aging process and the body’s decrease in glutathione production can cause a dangerous imbalance. Other environmental stressors cause oxidative stress and should not be overlooked. Courses of ultraviolet and other radiation can wreak havoc on your glutathione levels. Exposure to heavy metals is also a threat. Cigarette smoke and vehicle exhaust can affect the supply in your body. Household chemicals and other environmental toxins will have a negative effect. Finally, dietary factors can be a player in maintaining proper glutathione levels in the body.
Glutathione Injections at Vitality Aesthetics Medspa in Sykesville, Maryland
At Vitality Aesthetics Medspa in Sykesville, Maryland, we offer Glutathione injections by appointment. We serve clients in the greater Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Contact us and book your appointment today. We have hours available seven days a week for your convenience!