Have you ever seen the mysterious glow of healthy radiance that follows celebrities? It is as if a ray of sunshine is always following them and beaming at them perfectly to give them that fabulous, unmistakable glow of fresh skin and youth. Have you ever looked at Jennifer Lopez or Beyonce and wondered “How does their skin glow like that”? Is it good genes? Partly. Is it fabulous makeup artists? Partly. Is it hydration, exfoliation, and good skincare? Yes, yes, and yes! But if that was all it took, we would all be walking around glowing like a god or goddess. If only something was out there that was the magic elixir of youthful, glowing skin. Maybe there is? Check out the glutathione glow.

According to a report in Global Market Insights, the glutathione market is poised to rise from over $34 million in 2018 to around $295 million by 2025. In a world busy trying to find the next big thing, glutathione is about to make a leap from the world of medicine to wellness and beauty in a really big way. How and why is it transitioning from the medical community to the beauty world? To answer that question I will tell you a little about the science of glutathione in our bodies.

Glutathione is the most powerful naturally occurring antioxidant. It is in every single one of our cells. It is often referred to as the body’s “master antioxidant”. It is known for its role in providing antioxidant protection for the body. It improves energy, boosts immunity, and also delays early signs of aging. It has been used in the medical community for years. What people noticed is that those receiving glutathione infusions had that healthy glow to their skin. That is when it started to transition to the world of beauty.

How does glutathione actually help our skin and give us the glutathione glow? Glutathione is also known as the “Beyonce Injection” because this treatment has become huge in many countries for its skin brightening effects. Excessive skin pigmentation occurs because the body produces melanin in response to sun, hormones, or environmental damage. Glutathione works naturally with our bodies to promote lighter skin by inhibiting the production of melanin, reducing the concentration of pigment in the skin. This creates a brighter, more even skin tone that is so highly desired.

The supply of glutathione in our bodies decreases as we age. After the age of 20, our bodies stop producing optimal levels of glutathione. Lower glutathione levels appear to correlate with poorer health. For instance, lower levels may play a role in many conditions that are more likely to develop in older people. Whereas higher levels are glutathione have been found in people that are living well into their 80s.

How can I raise my glutathione levels? Exercising will boost levels. But be careful not to overdo it. When added stress is put on our bodies glutathione stores are depleted. Unfortunately, our bodies do not absorb glutathione well from foods. However, certain foods high in amino acids that contain sulfur may help boost your levels. These include unprocessed meat, garlic, broccoli, asparagus, avocados, and spinach. Some physicians recommend taking Vitamin C and milk thistle to help increase our glutathione levels.

Can I take oral glutathione? You can, but our bodies do not absorb it. The term associated with that is bioavailability. Our stomach acids destroy the glutathione before it is able to be absorbed. This means the bioavailability of glutathione taken orally is low. There are some liposomal formulations on the market now that will protect the molecule from being destroyed before it is absorbed. However, bioavailability is still low.

The most effective way to increase levels of glutathione is to receive an IV (intravenous) infusion. When receiving an infusion of a substance, the bioavailability is 100%. Your body is able to use everything that is given through the IV.

So if you are ready to get your glutathione glow and look amazing everyday call/text #avIVainfusions. Are you getting ready for a big event like a wedding, class reunion, or a first date? Make an appointment with #avIVainfusions. It is also ideal to receive glutathione the day of or the day before a big event. We cater to brides, grooms, and the entire wedding party. Call to reserve your day today. Did I mention this infusion helps to stave off hangovers? Due to the time-sensitive nature of these infusions, we only schedule one bridal party per day, so reserve your day now. Come on into #avIVainfusions and get your #glutathioneglow!

Somewhere in yet another search for help with your crippling depression or chronic pain, you have probably heard about ketamine. Someone told you about it. You read about it. You wondered if it could all be true.

In a word, yes.

Ketamine has been used in medicine since the early 1960s, when it was synthesized as a safer alternative to other anesthetics. After intense research and successful clinical trials, it was approved in 1970 by the FDA as a treatment for depression.

It has become so much more.

Who could imagine something that started with a single application and purpose has grown and expanded into what people suffering from anxiety, depression, Bipolar disease, PTSD, OCD, chronic pain, chronic migraines, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease and even cancer pain, might call a “miracle”.

Lives have been transformed by Ketamine Therapy.

You’ve suffered from depression or chronic pain longer than you can remember. Doctor after doctor. Medication after medication. Treatment after treatment. Nothing ever really helped.  What might seem effective for a bit, stops, sending you into a progressive spiral that would worsen every time. Often, it’s a bleak struggle to keep going, even leading to suicidal thoughts. Even opiates are only a band-aid.

But we don’t have to remind you of that.

Ketamine is unlike anything you may have tried in the past, as it uses a different mechanism of action from any currently available treatments. Ketamine is not an antidepressant nor is it an opioid. Low dose ketamine helps rebuild the nerve connections in the brain that have not been working properly. It gives them a jumpstart to start firing properly again, improving healthy neural function and brain activity.

It’s nothing short of amazing.

The effects of low dose Ketamine Therapy are rapid compared to other medications. Many patients will experience noticeable symptom relief in less than a week, which is a dramatic difference compared to the typical 6-9-week onset of most oral medications.

So you’ll truly feel better, faster.

However, before you start Googling “ketamine clinics”, a word, no, much more than a word, of caution. Pursuing ketamine infusions shouldn’t ever be a matter of “I think I’ll try this on my own”.  You have to do your research. Many ketamine clinics are suddenly popping up, run by individuals without the necessary medical credentials and extensive experience imperative in working with Ketamine Therapy. Often, they are in it just to make money.

And that comes with risks. Huge risks.

Before starting any plan of treatment with ketamine, you need to find the right medical specialist who you can entrust with this highly specialized treatment. It is critical to see an experienced anesthesia expert who is skilled in every aspect of Ketamine Therapy. Your provider should also be someone who understands the necessity of ensuring a precise diagnosis and getting a detailed history of previous treatments. Someone who is not only willing, but who enthusiastically supports close collaboration with your current doctors.

At avIVa Infusions you get all of that and more.

The ketamine experts at avIVa Infusions are Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists with over 20 years of experience. But it goes beyond that. avIVa is all about partnering with patients. It’s understandable that you might feel cautious, have questions, even feel fearful that like everything else you’ve tried, ketamine won’t work. We hear you. And we’re here to answer any questions, walk you through the process and explain everything in detail. We’re here from the time you first come in feeling hopeless, to all the times you come back feeling happy and hopeful. Call avIVa Infusions for an appointment now.

Take your life back. Feel human again.

avIVa Infusions is proud to offer the most complete performance enhancing and exercise recovery infusion available. Our Athletic Performance & Recovery infusion is packed with nutrients that will boost your energy, promote muscle growth and repair, improve blood sugar control, enhance fat loss and much more. Read on to learn more about each component.

Amino Blend
We use a blend of 6 amino acids including L-Carnitine, L-Glutamine, L-Arginine, L-Lysine, L-Ornithine, and L-Citrulline. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and are required for growth and repair of muscle and body tissue. Exercise, stress, and illness increases the body’s amino acid requirements. Amino acids promote strength, endurance, and recovery. Furthermore, L-Carnitine stimulates fat loss and may help with weight loss.

Taurine
Taurine has a multitude of pre- and post-exercise benefits. It increases strength, improves focus, increases muscle cell volume, inhibits muscle breakdown, and improves endurance. Taurine also has the added benefits of enhancing heart health by improving cholesterol and blood pressure, eye health, improving blood sugar control and complications in diabetics, as well as positive effects on weight management, and anxiety.

Magnesium
Magnesium is an essential mineral responsible for over 300 biochemical functions in the body. It is also one of the most common nutrient deficiencies. Magnesium may improve exercise performance by helping sustain energy levels by enhancing glucose availability in the brain, muscles, and blood. It promotes muscle relaxation and may also reduce lactic acid accumulation to lessen muscle soreness. Exercise causes magnesium levels to fall and post-exercise replenishment may help prevent cramping and reduce inflammation.

Calcium
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and plays an essential role in muscle contraction. It is also important for bone health, nervous system function, blood pressure, and maintaining a regular heartbeat. Replenishment is important as exercise may increase calcium loss, especially high-intensity exercise.

B and C Vitamins
We round off this infusion with high dose vitamin C for its antioxidant benefits as well as to enhance exercise recovery. Vitamin B12 and B-complex vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6) supply energy, enhance exercise performance, and may help repair and rebuild muscle.

Glutathione
High intensity exercise, poor diet, stress, lack of sleep, and alcohol can deplete glutathione stores. Supplementation with this master antioxidant has been shown to boost mitochondrial levels and delay exercise-induced fatigue. Along with high dose vitamin C and taurine, it also helps combat oxidative stress and inflammation.

Hydration
We combine these ingredients with a full liter of IV fluids to flush out toxins, and quickly rehydrate and replace fluid losses from exercise.

This infusion will benefit everyone from the novice exerciser to the elite athlete. We recommend weekly infusions for ongoing results and optimal performance. It may also be strategically used just prior to an athletic event and just after for quick recovery. Click here to book an appointment today.