GLUTATHIONE is the master antioxidant that counteracts free radicals, boosts the immune system and detoxifies the liver. Normally produced by our body, our glutathione levels take a dip at age 45 to 50. Stress, cigarettes, caffeine, alcohol poor diet, toxins, over-the-counter medications, aging and a lot of the mundane things in our life deplete the body of this important antioxidant.
What are the benefits of Glutathione?
Glutathione is the master antioxidant, which means that it has the ability to bind itself to toxins and free radicals for removal from our body through urine or bile. Glutathione has 3 amino acids – cysteine, glycine and glutamic acid.
The most important of which is the sulfur-rich amino acid is cysteine that traps toxins in the body. This is rich in eggs, garlic and whey protein. Aesthetically, patients take glutathione for its whitening side effect, whilst others take it because it decreases the effects of aging and increase longevity.
What are the side effects of Glutathione?
Side effects that are possible with Glutathione include hypersensitivity reaction (allergic reaction), palpitations, chills, fever, insomnia and rash. It is advised for patient to eat before having glutathione injected.
How soon can patient see the whitening effects of Glutathione? Is it better to have Intravenous Glutathione compared to Oral Glutathione?
The effect would depend on the patient’s skin type. Most patients would notice glow on their skin after 2 weeks. IV Glutathione has faster onset of action compared to the oral glutathione.
Does Glutathione have anti-aging effects as well?
Yes, glutathione has anti-aging effects since it helps our body eliminate toxins and wastes that may hasten our aging process. It will also help to try placenta injection in conjunction with glutathione for this purpose.
At what age can the patient start having IV Glutathione?
When patient is of legal age, and is able to give full consent to the treatment.
Is it safe to do IV Glutathione indefinitely? What would be the suggested frequency of IV Glutathione once desired lightening is seen?
There is a limit if IV Glutathione will be done for life. As much as possible, when lightening effect is already observed, one may shift to oral glutathione which is safer.
Aside from pregnant women, who are contraindicated with IV glutathione?
Patients who are breastfeeding, and those with hypersensitivity reaction would be contraindicated with Glutathione. In addition, patients with severe liver, kidney problem, uncontrolled diabetes and thyroid problem would be contraindicated as well.
Can a person with liver problems benefit from IV Glutathione?
Yes, patients may benefit as long as liver is not severely damaged since the liver has to process the glutathione being injected as well.
How about a person with Hepa B?
There are no studies yet that a person with Hepa B may benefit from Glutathione.
What would be the brand of choice by dermatologists?
Definitely, one that is BFAD approved.
What are the suggested dosages to get the best effect? How many times a week can a patient come for Glutathione injections?
600mg, twice per week or 1200mg once a week is beneficial.
Can a patient take Oral and IV Glutathione at the same time?
600mg Oral Glutathione daily or 600mg to 1200mg per week of IV Glutathione is by far the tried and safe dosages. It’s either oral or IV glutathione – it can’t be both at the same time. Although many would take mega dosages, the safety of taking such huge dosages can’t be assured.
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