Most of us take supplements, but how do we decide what to take? An advertisement, word-of-mouth, sales person at the health food store....it can be overwhelming. In today's toxic environment we put antioxidants on our skin to mitigate free radical damage from the sun and pollution, but what about taking antioxidants orally to promote overall health?
Glutathione, selenium, alpha lipoic acid, vitamin C & E are common antioxidants...just to name a few. Glutathione is considered the master antioxidant and protects our body at the cellular level by detoxifying, removing heavy metals, and fighting free radicals.
Glutathione can be given intravenously, usually following other vitamins and minerals to form a "cocktail", or can be used topically on the skin or taken orally with drops placed under the tongue (sublingual). Glutathione is available in oral form (capsules), but unfortunately it is poorly absorbed in the GI tract.
Intravenous vitamin cocktails have become quite popular, with infusion centers popping up in medical practices. When vitamins and minerals are given intravenously, the cells receive 100% of the nutrients since the gut is bypassed. A common infusion may contain all of the B vitamins, vitamin C, magnesium, selenium, and zinc. Infusions are great for individuals who have allergies, frequently get sick, a hangover, those who frequently travel, individuals with chronic fatigue or those with elevated levels of stress....basically anyone.« Back to Articles & Tips