Nearly any treatment that can give smooth, soft, and radiant skin is worth considering. But what if we said we have a more comprehensive therapy, one that can improve multiple facets of your health while also restoring your natural glow? We’re talking about glutathione injections, and at IV Wellness in Winter Park, FL, we’ve seen the way it can renew and revive skin for a beautiful, dewy finish.
How Long Does It Take for Glutathione Injections to Work?
The answer to this depends on a patient’s metabolism. When speaking of glutathione’s effects on the skin, some patients see results like fewer breakouts and smoother texture in as little as two or three weeks. Others, such as those seeking a more even tone, need several months for the benefits to develop.
Although a specific skin concern may not be immediately addressed, other positive changes are likely to show more rapidly. Chief on this list is more energy, which can make itself known within just hours of your first injection. You might also feel more alert with a greater ability to concentrate. And last but not not least, brain fog may dissipate and your mood improve rapidly thanks to rehydration (we’ll discuss this more in a few moments).
What Is Glutathione?
In a nutshell, it is more than a pathway to beautiful skin. Glutathione is commonly known as the mother of all antioxidants for its powerhouse ability to soak up the bacteria and debris that constantly assault our bodies. You might think of it as a sponge, seeking and capturing toxins like free radicals to maintain cellular health.
But glutathione often gets used more quickly than the body can produce it, and for this reason, injections are very valuable.
The Benefits of IV Therapy
When injected by IV, glutathione bypasses the body’s slow and often inefficient digestive process. Instead, it gets delivered directly into the bloodstream. This guarantees the antixoidant is absorbed at 100 percent in a much faster manner than oral supplements can provide. In speaking of skin health, sustained injections can:
- Reduce breakouts
- Smooth away wrinkles
- Fade spots related to age and sun damage
- Provide a clearer and brighter complexion
But IV therapy does more than deliver immediate nutrients to the bloodstream. It also rehydrates the body, and before you think this can be of no advantage to you, we have information that suggests otherwise. It is estimated that 75 percent of Americans suffer from chronic dehydration at any point throughout the day, not because of poor water intake, but because hydration gets offset by drinking alcohol and caffeinated beverages and eating high-sodium diets.
Signs You’re Dehydrated
If you’re thirsty, dehydration is already setting in. This can be by as little as 1 or 2 percent, but levels can drop quickly if you go for sustained periods without drinking, are battling a virus, or have just completed intense exercise. Another symptom of dehydration is fatigue, even when you’re sedentary. It is, in fact, the leading cause of the midday “slowdown” – the feeling that hits after lunchtime when you’d like to put your head down and go to sleep.
Even mild dehydration has shown to stress your cognitive functioning and can ramp up feelings of anxiety and irritability. It’s also associated with short-term memory problems, dips in concentration, and metabolism. As hard as it might be to believe, 8 ounces of cold water can increase your metabolic rate by 30 percent. This comes as a result of your body using energy to heat the water.
A Lesson in Glowing Skin
Glutathione injections have gained mainstream attention because they give skin a dewy, incadescent glow we all seek so desperately. While beauty is often defined as having symmetrical features and long, luscious locks, skin quality is just as important. What exactly is meant, then, by glowing? It’s a term used to describe smooth, hydrated skin free of blemishes.
No complexion is perfect, but dry patches, breakouts, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles are just some of the traits that take away from the glow we’re all capable of having. For an example of radiant skin, we might turn to women in Asia, heralded worldwide for their clean and luminescent faces. It’s worth noting these women are especially fond of glutathione and often incorporate it as part of their routine skincare regimens.
The spike in skin health comes as a secondary effect of glutathione, which detoxifies the body. This means it removes the gunk that normally mars the complexion. Gluathione also assists with cell renewal, a key factor in helping you achieve that coveted glow. Skin looks dull and tired when rough, dead cells pile up and diffuse light. You have no chance of “glowing” when this happens.
Skin renewal helps by sloughing away dead cells and giving new, underlying cells a chance to rise to the surface. This process is also known as cell turnover and is often aided by exfoliation. But over-exfoliating does more harm than good, meaning the number of times you can do it each week is limited to one or two. And some methods, such as using a sugar scrub, can tear the skin and lead to irritation.
Glutathione naturally speeds cell renewal among patients both younger and older. Ideally, cell turnover takes place every 28 days or so, meaning your face gets rejuvenated every month. But this time frame slows to 45 days once a person reaches their 40s and only slows further with age. The result is dull skin that loses its reflective qualities. New cells, on the other hand, provide a canvas smooth enough to reflect light and restore your glow.
The second internal quality to radiant skin is strong circulation. Have you ever looked in the mirror after exercising and noticed your flushed, dewy reflection? This is owed to more than sweating; it’s a result of increased blood supply that delivers the nutrients skin needs, sweeps away toxins, and gives skin an attractive rosy hue.
Studies show that glutathione lowers blood lactic acid levels, which can in turn improve blood pressure. Circulation throughout the body is therefore stronger, nourishing skin in a way that helps you look lit from within. As a side benefit, improved circulation can reduce pain in key joints like the knees and wrists, where stress and arthritis pain tend to be the worst.
Additional Benefits of Glutathione
This brings us to our next point – that glutathione does far more than restore a youthful glow to skin. We now understand this antioxidant must be continually produced to protect cells from oxidative stress and maintain healthy immune responses. As glutathione levels dip with age, it accelerates cellular aging in a way that leads to metabolic disorders, heart disease, and lost muscle function.
Glutathione injections counter such effects and compensate for diminished liver functions. The liver is, after all, the site of natural glutathione production. Regular and sustained treatments can therefore provide such benefits as:
- Stronger immune functions
- More stamina
- Greater physical strength
- Increased sex drive
- Detoxification for overall improved health
The Formula We Use
Our glutathione injections, known as GLOW: fully, pack a unique combination of antioxidants and vitamins to detoxify the body, fortify skin and hair, and deliver just the right levels of hydration. Ingredients include vitamin C, B vitamins, biotin, and glutathione, each chosen for a specific reason. For instance, research has shown that vitamin C and glutathione work in synergy together, replenishing and recycling each other for more profound results.
Vitamin C helps maintain glutathione levels by first attacking free radicals, which spares glutathione so it lasts longer. This nutrient also serves to reprocess glutathione by converting the antioxidant back to its active form after oxidization.
But there’s more to this duo; together, they neutralize harmful free radicals in a way that is similar to the “hot potato” game. Vitamins C and E bounce free radicals around until they are passed to lipoic acid and, finally, glutathione.
This antioxidant cools free radicals, thus sacrificing itself in the process; but, thanks to vitamin C, the glutathione is regenerated to keep levels from falling to nil.You can therefore see how having one is beneficial to the other.
A study from 2018 revealed vitamin B can help the body produce new and healthy skin cells. Vitamin B-3 in particular has shown to reduce some signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines. A deficiency of any vitamin in this critical group can cause concerns like:
- Cracked lips
- Dry and flake skin
- Increased sensitivity to sunlight
Our skin constantly regenerates itself, so its use of the B vitamins is great. The faster the skin renews itself, the healthier it is. By including a potent dose of B vitamins in our injection formula, we help support the activity of glutathione. This means improved cell turnover to provide that glow we’ve talked so much about, as well as more youthful-looking skin that is plumper, better hydrated, and softer to touch.
One of the most well-known supplements on the market, biotin thickens hair, strengthens nails, and rebuilds tissues. It also assists with cell growth, ensuring each replicates and works properly. But as a water-soluble vitamin, the body does not hold biotin in reserve. This means excess gets flushed away, while deficiencies cannot be replenished internally.
Biotin keeps dry, itchy, and flaking skin at bay by promoting hydration. It also fights more severe conditions like cystic acne. Including this nutrient in our formulation takes skin health one step further, ensuring all the bases are covered to revitalize its appearance from inside out.
A Few Final Details
We want to assure you, first and foremost, that treatment is very safe. We work only to deliver the nutrients your body naturally needs, in a way that promotes full and fast absorption. You aren’t required to prepare for treatment in any particular way, although we do recommend you eat a high-protein meal several hours prior to your session.
The frequency of your appointments will depend on the condition you hope to address. We’ll likely recommend more sessions at first, such as one or two appointments for four weeks, then tapering to one treatment every other week, and finally slowing to monthly maintenance treatments. This will restore the nutrients you’re lacking and sustain levels for optimal health.
A Vitamin-Rich Therapy
Glutathione injections are delivered effortlessly, and the nutrients they contain go directly to the bloodstream for fast and total absorption. In turn, you’ll enjoy healthy, glowing skin and additional benefits like more energy and greater concentration. Schedule your consultation today by calling IV Wellness in Winter Park, FL.