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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!