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Here's Why It's Important to Know What Your Glutathione Level Is

Nov 02, 2023
Here's Why It's Important to Know What Your Glutathione Level Is
Some call glutathione the “master antioxidant” because it’s like your body’s superhero. This mighty molecule wipes out several health threats single-handedly. So, knowing if you’re low in glutathione and how to up your supply is important.

Healthy living is more than the absence of disease and injury; it’s about thriving, enjoying, and loving your life. Yet, so many people slog through life feeling fatigued, foggy, forgetful, and frustrated. 

Our Advanced Medical Care team wants to replace those “f” words with vitality and vigor. In addition to diagnosing and treating diseases, we also offer wellness and longevity services that boost your immunity, athletic performance, cognitive functioning, and energy. One of the keys to restoring your health and helping you thrive is ensuring your glutathione levels are at their peak. 

This blog focuses on glutathione, known as the “master antioxidant,” and why you should keep your eye on your numbers. 

Glutathione defined

Glutathione is a powerful molecule produced in your liver from three amino acids: cysteine, glutamate, and glycine. This tripeptide is essential for various cellular processes, including detoxification, immune function, and preventing cellular damage.

Why you should monitor your glutathione levels

Your body excels at making glutathione, but sometimes life gets in the way. Aging, stress, poor nutrition, environmental toxins, and health conditions, such as hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, cancer, and type 2 diabetes, can make your glutathione levels nosedive. And when that happens, things can go south quickly.

Low glutathione levels mean more oxidative stress, and that's bad news. It opens the door to various health problems, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, liver disease, and even cancer. So, keeping an eye on your glutathione levels isn't just about staying healthy; it's about preventing serious conditions.

How glutathione helps you

Glutathione is like a personal bodyguard for your cells, protecting them from damage. It's also your internal detoxifier, helping you flush out unwanted toxins. Beyond that, it boosts your immune function, ensuring you’re ready to fight off any invaders.  

Specifically, glutathione helps you:

  • Reduce oxidative stress
  • Reduce cell damage related to nonalcoholic and alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Improve insulin resistance
  • Improve circulation for people with peripheral artery disease
  • Improve psoriasis symptoms
  • Help control diabetes
  • Fight autoimmune disease
  • Reduce respiratory disease symptoms
  • Protects against harmful effects of chemotherapy and radiation

Although glutathione isn’t a cure-all, you can see how crucial it is in helping your body help itself. 

How to check your glutathione levels

Getting your glutathione levels checked is as simple as getting a blood test. Our team expertly analyzes the results to rule out or confirm diagnoses and gather critical information about your health.

Yes, you can boost your glutathione levels

You can boost your glutathione levels by getting regular exercise — cardio and strength training are great ways to kickstart glutathione production. 

Eating sulfur-rich foods like garlic, onions, and cruciferous vegetables (think broccoli, kale, and cabbage) can help, too, as can glutathione-rich foods like spinach, asparagus, and avocados. 

However, don’t let clever marketing fool you when it comes to supplements. Oral glutathione supplements have a long way to travel through your digestive tract before they reach your bloodstream, and only a fraction make it all the way.

The best way to ramp up your glutathione supply is intravenously. We offer customized IV solutions, including glutathione, to address macro- and micronutrient deficiencies. This approach ensures the glutathione is delivered directly into your bloodstream, and you get the maximum benefits. 

To get your glutathione levels tested and discover whether an IV glutathione drip can improve your life and health, call Advanced Medical Care in Brooklyn or Queens, New York, or book online. 


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