Glutathione – The Amazing Benefits!

What is Glutathione?

Comprised of three amino acids (cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine), glutathione (GTN) is the most powerful antioxidant your body produces. Pronounced “gloota-thigh-own” this compound is essential for protecting our cells from free radicals that can attack molecules like lipids and proteins that the body needs.

Free radicals are created by natural processes in the body, as well as to outside pollutants. As a result, cells are always in need of antioxidants to maintain optimal health. Similarity, potential benefits of antioxidants include a decrease in the risk of developing chronic diseases, reduced signs of aging, and improved immune system function. Besides playing a critical role in the body, GTN is responsible for clearing out toxins from our cells. While chelating heavy metals, GTN regulates our immune function and reduces inflammation.

Most note worthy, GTN works as an “antioxidant foundation” for the cell – maintaining high levels will help ensure a cell is healthy and working properly. Therefore, it maintains antioxidants like Vitamin C and E in their reduced forms. Consequently, without glutathione, these vitamins will not work.

Glutathione For the Skin

Do you or someone you know suffer from skin discoloration, dark patches, or are simply looking for a way to lighten your natural skin tone? GTN is rapidly growing in popularity as an effective method to naturally and safely brighten and whiten the skin.

GTN has many benefits for the skin with it’s anti-aging properties. In addition to reducing the appearance of wrinkles and nourishing the skin, glutathione improves overall health. Furthermore, the anti-oxidant decreases the appearance of age spots, sun spots, acne scars, as well as enhance the healing of wounds. Likewise, alone or in combination with Vitamin C, GTN lightens hyperpigmentation such a melasma and whitens the skin – giving a smooth, fresh and radiant appearance.

Benefits of Glutathione

Anti-Aging/ Skin Health

Used for the repair and synthesis of DNA, proteins and amino acids transport, and enzyme activation. 
Due to GTN antioxidant properties, it protects the skin (as well as the whole body) from oxidative damage as well as repair the damage already done.

Cognitive Function

Because GTN is capable of chelating the heavy metals in the brain, clearing away harmful toxins – it helps to prevent cognitive disorders, while maintaining cognitive function throughout the aging process. 
Above all, GTN improves memory and mental alertness.


Highest concentrations in the body are found in the liver. Known as the liver’s natural detoxifier, enhancing glutathione levels is one of the best ways to relieve the strain placed on the liver. Furthermore encouraging protein synthesis results in the production of new, healthy liver cells.


High levels ensure the cell’s powerhouse energy producer (mitochondria) is working efficiently and replicating properly. Therefore, energy levels improve, while reducing oxidative stress and slowing down the aging process substantially.


Also has the ability to prevent chronic inflammation and prevent an unhealthy inflammatory response. Therefore, it is extremely beneficial in the treatment of most health disorders, such as, autoimmune diseases and cognitive disorders.

Immune Function

Another benefit is the healthy growth and function of immune cells depends heavily on the availability of GTN. Therefore it both enhances the activity of immune cells and their function by acting as a powerful antioxidant within them.

Most noteworthy, GTN is used to treat or prevent:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Alcoholism
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Liver disease
  • Diseases that weaken the body’s defense system (including AIDS and chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Memory loss
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Parkinson’s disease

In conclusion, Thrive Vitamin Drips & Shots offers glutathione as an IV push, alone or together with one of our IV drips. Also, together with Vitamin C, we can also administer glutathione for skin lightening purposes. We recommend receiving treatment once per week until desired results are reached.


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Sutton, J. (n.d.). The Master Antioxidant Glutathione.
Rowe, C. E. (2011). Glutathione The Miracle Molecule You Can’t Live Without


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