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7 Glutathione IV Benefits & Fun Facts

April 06, 2022

The world of health and wellness is full of cutting-edge treatments and exciting possibilities. From red light therapy to microneedling and everything in between, there’s no shortage of ways to step up our individual wellness journeys. And with an impressive list of glutathione IV benefits, you might want to consider incorporating the “master antioxidant” into your routine.

At Rejuvenate You, IV therapy is our bread and butter; it’s one of our favorite treatments for folks to try. The benefits in general are vast, but people often ask which type of IV infusion is best for them. It depends on what you’re looking for. In this post, we’ll be discussing IV glutathione treatments and the benefits you may derive from trying this infusion.

Why try a glutathione IV infusion? The benefits of glutathione IV therapy include expedited recovery time, liver detoxification, anti-aging effects, and a healthy glow to your skin. It is the world’s most powerful antioxidant, safe for virtually anyone (consult your doctor), and combining it with vitamin C can actually potentiate (boost) its effectiveness!

7 Facts and Benefits of Glutathione IV Therapy

From its detoxifying properties to the effect it can have on your skin’s appearance, there’s a long list of glutathione health benefits to get excited about. Here are some of the biggies!

Good for Virtually All Ages

When performed by a licensed medical professional, glutathione IV therapy can be an effective boost to almost anyone’s biology (parental consent is advisable for minors). Below is a picture of a mom and daughter on the left as well as one of Doctor Paula and her 85-year-old mom on the right. All four of these ladies are ready to take on the day after getting their glutathione boost!

Recover Quicker

Whether you’ve experienced an injury or your fresh out of an intense duathlon competition, the benefits of glutathione IV treatment can help you get back to 100% sooner.

Priority You MD points out that your body’s ability to build up and retain glutathione also plays a crucial role in recovery from chronic illness. So, whether you’re looking to bounce back from a recent physical feet, muscle injury, or an ever-present, nagging pain, glutathione may be the fix you’ve been searching for.


“Glutathione is a substance made from the amino acids glycine, cysteine, and glutamic acid. It is produced by the liver and involved in many body processes.”


When it comes to detoxing, our livers are the number one organ to pay attention to, according to The Fork Functional Medicine Clinic[1]https://www.theforkclinic.com/post/how-to-detox-your-liver. That’s partially because the nutrient works to cut down on free radicals[2]https://priorityyoumd.com/glutathione-the-master-antioxidant/ in our bodies.

One study[3]https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7569285/ (referred to in Healthline) achieved positive results by administering high-dose glutathione IVs to participants with fatty liver disease. These study results point to the success of their high-dose, intravenous treatment approach. Please note: we recommend consulting a doctor before taking high doses of any antioxidant supplement, as there may be health risks in certain cases [4]https://medlineplus.gov/antioxidants.html.

Young man smiling as he an IV bag drips nutrients into his right arm.

Skin Glow

Healthy, glowing skin is certainly a strong selling point, right? That’s why it’s one of the glutathione IV benefits we hear talked about the most. Aside from wrinkles (which we’ll get to!), our skin can lose its youthful glow as we age. Hang on to that special shine with periodic glutathione IV therapy!

Anti-aging Effects

Research[5]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5413479/ shows that glutathione may help reduce wrinkles too! So, if your wisdom lines are showing a bit deeper than you’d like, stop by a reputable, physician-run medspa to see if glutathione helps slow that process down for you.

Master Antioxidant

Did you know? Glutathione is known as the “master antioxidant” due to being the most powerful antioxidant in existence.

What Are Antioxidants Exactly?

“Antioxidants are substances that can prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals, unstable molecules that the body produces as a reaction to environmental and other pressures.”

Medical News Today

Boost It With Vitamin C!

Sometimes, taking a primary nutrient in combination with another can actually boost the effectiveness of the primary. Such is the case with vitamin C and IV glutathione benefits. When combined, vitamin C acts as a potentiator (a substance that enhances the effect of another substance), creating a synergistic effect that boosts the efficacy of the glutathione. That makes these two an excellent pair of antioxidants to take simultaneously!

Since a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician performs every treatment at Rejuvenate You, we’re able to adjust your IV cocktail based on your individual lifestyle and health goals. So, if you’re coming in for maximum glutathione IV benefits, we may offer to add some vitamin C to your IV!

An IV drip.
IV glutathione treatments can be a game changer.

Interested in Seeing These Glutathione IV Benefits For Yourself?

If adding some glutathione IV therapy to your life sounds appealing, stop by and see us! We’d love to schedule a session for you. As always, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about the glutathione benefits presented in this article or any of the other research out there!


1 https://www.theforkclinic.com/post/how-to-detox-your-liver
2 https://priorityyoumd.com/glutathione-the-master-antioxidant/
3 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7569285/
4 https://medlineplus.gov/antioxidants.html
5 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5413479/

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