Lately we have seen an uptick in interest in some popular therapies available. We wanted to do our research and make sure that you know some of the great benefits of these effective Age Management therapies: Glutathione, Lipotropics, and Myers’ Cocktails.
Glutathione is one of the most powerful of all the antioxidants, and in addition to its anti-oxidative benefit, it also serves as a cofactor for several other antioxidants. Glutathione is naturally occurring in the human body and the bodies of other animal species. Glutathione is comprised of cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine. In addition to its antioxidant properties it also acts as a scavenger of free radicals, removing them from cells. Free radicals adversely alter lipids, proteins, and DNA and are known to alter and trigger a number of human diseases. Other antioxidants such as Vitamins C and E are enhanced in the presence of Glutathione.
Numerous studies track the effects of antioxidants like Glutathione, and their healing role in many common diseases, from heart disease to fibromyalgia and even renal disease. One study measured C-reactive protein (CRP). CRP levels are a marker of infection and inflammation in the body (Ridker, 2015) and can indicate cellular damage. Both the CDC and the American Heart Association have endorsed CRP as a simple and effective indicator of global health. Glutathione administration can reduce CRP levels.
Additionally, topical Glutathione tested in a placebo-controlled double blind test was shown to be statistically significant in disorders of the skin, successfully treating a whitening effect (treatment of melasma) of the skin due to its action on melanocytes, as well as increased firmness and diminished wrinkles ( Watanabe, 2014).The molecules action have shown benefit in multiple disciplines of medicine including Cardiology, Endocrinology, Orthopedics, Dermatology and even Oncology ( Parnix, 1995) In recent tests, its benefits have also shown to be preventative n nature.
Myers’ Cocktails is an intravenous mix of vitamins and minerals, named after the physician John Meyers. It is a combination of calcium, magnesium, and vitamins B and C. Its benefits have been shown to have significant benefits in the treatment of hypertension, diabetes, and fibromyalgia in addition to preventative properties (Ali, 2009). Meyers’ Cocktails demonstrated statistical significance in decreasing the clinical symptoms of fibromyalgia patients in double- blind placebo-controlled studies (Ali, 2006). The Cocktail is widely used in Canada to boost energy and stamina (Worboy, 2010).
Many patients across America have given testimonials praising the boost in energy and well-being that they have received via this vitamin mixture. Meyers’ Cocktail has been shown to be effective in asthma, fatigue and cardiovascular disease (Gaby, 2002). Some of the individual components such as high dose vitamin C have been shown to improve health and stop the growth of tumors via CT scan. When a high dose of Vitamin C was given to one group of women with Breast cancer, as an adjunct to chemotherapy, while another group received chemotherapy alone, the group who had received Vitamin C reported increased energy and improved mental physical and emotional health ( NIH, 2015) . It has also been shown to decrease cellular proliferation in liver, prostate, hepatocellular and ovarian cancers. (NIH, 2015). It has been given to over a million studied patients and has been proven to be entirely safe (Padayatty, 2010).
Lipotropics are compounds utilized in fat breakdown, metabolism, and fat excretion. There are five components to this compound: Methionine, Inositol, Choline, Vitamins B6 and B12. Methionine is a major lipotropic compound in humans. Choline is required for the excretion of chemical waste products, and as well as the support of liver, endocrine and cardiovascular function. Inositol assists in the redistribution of fat and the lowering of cholesterol.
Additionally, Inositol participates in the action of Serotonin and has shown promise with respect to depression, mood disorders, and anxiety. Lipotropic compounds are given via injection and combine all of these important components to decrease and redistribute fat, increase the metabolism and may be used as an appropriate adjunct to a diet and exercise program, as well as a detoxification agent.
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