Glutathione & Anti-Ageing

| Mar 4, 2019

Glutathione’s value as an essential and instrumental anti-oxidant is undeniable. Glutathione is found and made within the human body where it performs a variety of important functions. Chemically speaking it is a tiny tripeptide made up of three amino acids. These amino acids are glycine, glutamine, and cysteine. It is the only anti-oxidant capable of working with other enzymes which makes it the most important one.

Glutathione contributes strongly to overall biological well-being & takes a centre stage role when it comes to fighting premature ageing.

Chiefly it does this through performing as our bodies most potent antioxidant. It has vital support roles too. Glutathione works together with other important anti-ageing antioxidants such as Vitamin E and Vitamin C by sparking their activation and increasing their effectiveness.

Glutathione: The Perfect Shield

Powerful Anti-oxidant Protection

Glutathione works to defend cells against free radical damage, viruses, and bacteria.

Free radicals are oxidized molecules; this means they have an unpaired electron making them unstable and reactive. They damage cellular components, membranes, and harm cell function. Free radical damage i.e. oxidative stress is responsible for ageing and contributes to the creation of disease in the body.

A lack of Glutathione accelerates premature ageing and other negative physical conditions. Glutathione neutralises free radicals thereby protecting cells from being damaged by oxidative stress. Guarded cells operate optimally to result in physical health and beautiful skin.

Additional Benefits of Glutathione Include

Glutathione’s advantages are a result of its potent work as an antioxidant. Here is a brief overview of how this positively impacts on these bodily processes and our appearance:

Combat Visible Ageing

Glutathione is instrumental in anti-ageing. By stopping free radicals that cause dermal damage it promotes even and luminous skin. It fights UV and environmental damage. Its anti-inflammatory properties are important for smooth, blemish-free skin.

Boost Immunity

Glutathione is an essential component required by immune system cells. It must be provided if immune system cells are to be robust and active in keeping us healthy.

Support Gut Health

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other gut related issues are compounded by inflammation. Glutathione is an anti-inflammatory agent which supports a well-functioning bowel. This in turn can help eliminate bloating and promote clear and healthy skin.


Glutathione binds with toxins and pollutants, thus neutralized – these can be broken down further via the kidneys &/ the liver.

Increase Energy

Glutathione increases the effectiveness of other vitamins and minerals such as Beta Carotene, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Enhanced absorption levels result in mental clarity, sound sleep, and improved energy levels.

Dermal Brightening

Glutathione is used in Aesthetic Medicine for Skin Brightening. Cysteine is one of Glutathione’s three amino acids. High levels of Cysteine can lower melanin production through two actions. To begin with, Cysteine stops the enzyme Tyrosinase from activating melanin production. Additionally, it alters the metabolic pathway of melanin synthesis thus resulting in the creation of a lighter shade of pigmentation.

Fighting Deficiency and Establishing Healthy Glutathione Levels

Unfortunately, Glutathione levels decrease as we age. In addition, modern life stress, environmental pollutants, and a poor diet negatively impact its production and maintained levels.

Its priceless role in promoting health is why many individuals choose to Glutathione supplementation. While one can increase ones intake of Glutathione-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables ( with special emphasis on the those within the cabbage family ) this might not be sufficient to truly reap the benefits that this powerful compound can offer. To fight deficiency, it can be supplemented in the following ways:

  • Topical Ointments
  • Oral Supplements
  • IV or Injection

Glutathione IV

Glutathione by intravenous injection is an excellent way to increase the levels of Glutathione in the bloodstream quickly. It is convenient and efficient. SAI now offers a special increased dosage of IV delivered Glutathione to enhance benefits and build a skin health platform for the upcoming winter months. See our March Specials for more information.

A Note on Glutathione Safety

Negative side effects from Glutathione are very rare, if not unknown. Other vitamins or substances packaged along with Glutathione are often the culprit in side effects experienced and can potentially cause problems. Therefore, one ought to know what is included with the Glutathione supplement chosen. It is important to only receive IV Treatments or Injected Glutathione of highest quality from an established professional.


Skin Professionals at SAI can offer in-depth Skin Analysis via Visia™ Technology and recommend professionally formulated homecare products and Aesthetic Treatments to achieve your aesthetic desires and goals.

IV Treatments offered in our clinic can brighten skin tone and complexion, reduce uneven pigmentation or symptoms of Melasma, as well as deeply hydrate the skin.


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