Antioxidants are commonly know to help in every health condition. In fact there are text books written claiming that oxidation is the cause of all health problems. Thus, giving antioxidants is an important treatment in many health conditions as well as healthy aging and sports performance. One of the main factors in taking antioxidants is making sure that you get them to the cells not just to your stomach. That is why injections of antioxidants is so effective. Injecting the antioxidants directly into the blood stream gets them to the site of need without the complications of going unharmed through the digestive system into the blood stream.
The main antioxidants that we use in our injections are Vitamin C and Glutathione. Vitamin C injections have become very popular in many health conditions; cancer treatments, sports performance and recovery, cold and flu treatment and prevention, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia to name a few.
GLUTATHIONE is the main antioxidant of the liver. As the main antioxidant of the liver it helps in cleaning the blood and clearing toxins. It is also an antioxidant inside every cell and the intracellular level of glutathione predicts aging.
The following are quotes from different authors on glutathione:
“Without glutathione, other important antioxidants such as vitamins C and E cannot do their job adequately to protect your body against disease.” Breakthrough in Cell Defense, Allan Somersall, Ph.D., M.D., and Gustavo Bounous, M.D. FRCS(C)
“No other antioxidant is as important to overall health as glutathione. It is the regulator and regenerator of immune cells and the most valuable detoxifying agent in the human body. Low levels are associated with hepatic dysfunction, immune dysfunction, cardiac disease, premature aging, and death.” The Immune System Cure, Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe & Patrick J.D. Bouic, Ph.D.
“A review article published in the Annals of Pharmacology stated that glutathione is important in DNA synthesis and repair, protein and prostaglandin synthesis, amino acid transport, detoxification of toxins and carcinogens, enhancement of the immune system, and protection from oxidation and enzyme activations.” The Immune System Cure, Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe & Patrick J.D. Bouic, Ph.D.
Research suggests that abnormally low glutathione levels may increase your risk for Heart Attack. Eric Topol, MD, New England Journal of Medicine.
“Glutathione has potent anti-viral properties – if tissue and serum glutathione levels are significantly increased, the replication of most pathogens are slowed or stopped. Conversely, glutathione deficiency produces a pro-viral effect.” Paul Cheney, M.D., Ph.D. and expert in the treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Transcribed from a workshop presentation on the clinical management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Lymphocytes, cells vital for effective immune function, depend on GSH (glutathione) for their proper function and replication. IMMUNOLOGY 61: 503-508 1987
As we age, there is a precipitous drop in GSH levels. Lower glutathione levels have been implicated in many diseases associated with aging. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 47: 1021-28 1994
Antioxidants are well documented to play vital roles in health maintenance and disease prevention. GSH is your cells’ own major antioxidant. Biochemical Pharmacology 47: 2113-2123 1994
GSH plays a role in eliminating many carcinogens as well as maintaining immune function. Cancer Letters 57: 91-94 1991
Strong muscular activity, such as that experienced by athletes, generates oxyradicals [free radicals] leading to muscle fatigue and poorer performance. GSH neutralizes these radicals. Sport Medicine 21: 213-238, 1996
GSH detoxifies many pollutants, carcinogens, and poisons, including many in fuel exhaust and cigarette smoke. It retards damage from radiation such as seen with loss of the ozone. Annual Reviews of Biochemistry 52: 711-780 1983
What is glutathione’s role in the body?
“Reduced L-glutathione, most commonly called glutathione or GSH, is often referred to as the body’s “master antioxidant”. Composed of glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine, this tripeptide helps to detoxify the body and neutralize free radicals while supporting the immune system. It is known for its role in providing antioxidant protection for the body’s tissues, including the arteries, brain, heart, liver, lungs, and skin. Glutathione levels decrease as the body ages.
All cells in the human body are capable of synthesizing glutathione. But the highest concentration of glutathione is found in the liver, making it critically important in the detoxification and elimination of free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive compounds created in the body during normal metabolic functions; they can also enter the body through the environment. Accumulation of these compounds can result in oxidative stress, which occurs when the generation of free radicals in the body exceeds the body’s ability to neutralize and eliminate them.
Metabolically, glutathione has many functions. As previously mentioned, glutathione plays a substantial role in the functioning of the body’s immune system. Its antioxidant property makes it vital to white blood cells (lymphocytes)-as it allows them to reach their full potential during the oxygen-requiring activity of the body’s immune response.
White blood cells in their immune response aid in detoxification of the body-and as glutathione levels decrease, so does the body’s ability to eliminate toxins. This leads to the death of white blood cells-thereby weakening the body’s immune system. Other antioxidants in the body depend on glutathione as well. Glutathione recycles vitamins C and E after they have been oxidized-therefore playing a decisive role in their normal function.” – Wellness Pharmacy 3401 Independence Drive #231 Birmingham, AL 35209