Are Glutathione IVs Really Effective?
As people begin to recognize the many advantages of glutathione (GSH) for overall wellness, many are searching for effective glutathione supplementation. One option that’s become increasingly popular is intravenous (IV) infusion. But are Glutathione IVs the most effective and safest way to boost glutathione levels?
IVs as a Route for Supplements
IVs allow practitioners to quickly deliver medicine, nutrients, or hydration directly into a patient’s bloodstream. This bypasses the challenges of other delivery routes like the digestive system, which can break apart the substance being delivered.
In the wellness world, IV “cocktails” are quite common. These are pre-made or custom solutions of saline and nutrients or supplements that are delivered once or over several sessions to address various health complaints. One popular choice is the “Myer’s Cocktail”, which consists of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C, and is often used to treat pain disorders like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.
Potential Benefits of Glutathione IV Infusions
If you’ve read any of our other articles, you know that glutathione is a critical part of a well-functioning body and that we often don’t have as much of it as we should. In some cases, chronic illness or injury makes a serious dent in our GSH levels and prevents us from building it back up.
Since Glutathione molecules are large and highly reactive, they can be tricky to package in a reliable supplement. Many practitioners sidestep this by providing GSH IV infusions, either on its own or as part of a mixture like the Myer’s cocktail.
Potential Drawbacks of Glutathione IV Infusions
At this point, glutathione IV infusions are neither approved nor banned by the FDA and research is still in its early days, so evidence on their efficacy is slim. We do know that GSH delivered by IV is only active for about 15 – 30 minutes as our bodies quickly use GSH in the bloodstream and process it out. So IVs may not be the best way to consistently raise GSH levels over time.
In addition, it’s important to note that since IV infusions aren’t FDA-approved, it’s up to you to make sure you know exactly what is in an IV mixture and what it’s expected to do. It’s important to do your due diligence and find a reputable infusion facility with a qualified MD on-site for treatments.
Topical Glutathione vs an IV
It’s clear that glutathione infusions have great potential, but they do not come without risks.
An alternative option for glutathione supplementation is topical application. Transdermal glutathione can be used safely anywhere without expert supervision.
However, it’s important to note that not all transdermal supplements are the same. In order for GSH molecules to pass through the skin’s protective barrier, they must be the right size. This is where sub-nanotechnology can help.
Auro Wellness is one of the first companies to offer transdermal sub-nanotechnology delivery of glutathione. Their patented Glutaryl spray is made from a reduced GSH molecule, which ensures the intact delivery of glutathione through the skin barrier for maximum bioavailability. Backed by the best manufacturing practices and solid research, Auro offers effective, safe, and results-driven glutathione products.
They also come with dedicated support! Reach out any time with questions or concerns or check out Auro founder Dr. Nayan Patel’s Glutathione Revolution to get more information on glutathione and how it can help you!