The Master Detoxifier: Glutathione

By Dr. McKenzie Mescon

Glutathione is available at Spring as an intramuscular injection, and is one of the body’s main antioxidants.  An antioxidant is a cell protectant, which donates an electron to help regenerate healthy cells in a variety of ways.  Glutathione is necessary in all cells and its depletion eventually results in cell death. Most glutathione is found in the liver and helps us to detoxify by assisting our enzyme function.  It is also found in our eyes and helps counteract damage from UV and other radiation. Glutathione can be depleted in the body in cases of viral infection, environmental toxicity or exposure to household chemicals, in surgery, with generalized inflammation, or if someone is deficient in the dietary precursors that allow the body to make glutathione.  Our bodies deplete glutathione with age, and thus supplementing with it is a prime anti-aging strategy. Each “Anti-oxidant Aid” injection at Spring contains 200mg of glutathione. We can also add glutathione as a push at the end of a Myers’ IV. This is a useful therapy when you are fighting infection, are cleansing/detoxing, or want to give your cells a little extra boost of protection.

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So, you are sick…we can help!

It is cold season in the Rockies!

What can you do for a quick immune boost to get tell that cold goodbye? 

You can get a Myers’ Push….

Say what?

A Myers’ Push is a form of IV therapy that combines a cocktail of vitamins and minerals to support many aspects of health including the immune system.  The treatment takes about 15-20 minutes and involves the doctor “pushing” the content of a syringe into your vein (hence the term intravenous or IV).

Sound gruesome? Keep listening…

Administering vitamins and minerals by IV rather than orally allows you to assimilate them faster and better.  We bypass the digestive tract (which includes the liver), and send nutrients directly into your blood, reaching organs and immune cells more readily.  For this reason, IV therapy can be particularly useful if you don’t have a perfect diet or great digestion.

The ingredients of a Myers’ cocktail include magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C.   Myer’s Pushes are ideal for fighting chronic sinus infections, allergies, asthma, fatigue and upper respiratory tract infections; and supporting conditions including colds and flus.

The vitamins and minerals in a Myers’ Push act to boost the body’s immune function, thus improving the patient’s ability to fight infection.  After all, the signs and symptoms of illness are an indication that there is a disturbance in the determinants of health, or the things that keep us feeling well.  If you have nasal congestion, a cough, and body aches, your body is making mucus to drown infection, making you cough to get that infection out of your lungs, and your immune system is revving up to fight off the infection.  By receiving a Myer’s Push, a patient gets the extra boost of vitamins and minerals that can optimize immune function.

A Myers’ Push can also be a great measure to give the immune system a boost going into cold and flu season, while traveling, or if family members are sick.  Our ideal goal is to prevent dis-ease and a Myers’ Push is a useful tool for immune support.

 

Life can be exhausting…get a B-shot!

What is a B-shot, you ask? 

It is a quick way to increase your energy and resilience! We all have busy lives and a boat-load of to-do’s that can wear us down.  A B-shot is a vitamin packed injection that increases important nutrients in the body very quickly and is a good way to bounce back from stress.

In fact, we go through the water soluble B-vitamins during stressful times quicker than many other nutrients.

A typical B-shot includes the  following nutrients that are available for immediate cellular usage: 

  • B12: fuels brain, glandular, and nervous systems
  • B3-Niacinamide: essential for skin health and has anti-inflammatory properties
  • B1-Thiamine: important for nervous system and muscle functioning
  • B2-Riboflavin: helps convert food into energy
  • B5-Dexpanthenol: helps adrenal functioning and stress management
  • B6-Pyridoxine: good for liver functioning

These nutrients are delivered by an intramuscular injection bypassing the digestive system for instantaneous use by the body.

What can you expect from B-shot is increased energy, focus, and immune strengthening so you can keep doing what you do best!  

 

 

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