Why are IV skin lightening treatments better than creams?

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Before we discuss why IV treatments are better than creams, let’s take a step back and talk about the mother of all antioxidants, glutathione,  the foundation of skin lightening. 

According to Healthline, an American digital health platform, glutathione is an antioxidant that is produced within our cells. It consists of three amino acids, namely, glutamine, glycine and cysteine. The amount of glutathione within our bodies can vary depending on our diets, age, stress levels and other environmental factors. Experts therefore believe that it’s important to keep glutathione levels within the body up, either intravenously or by taking them orally. According to Healthline, based on research from the US National Library of Medicine, intravenous intakes of glutathione is more effective than taking it orally either in gel or capsule format.  

The health benefits of glutathione are many. According to Healthline, glutathione can reduce oxidative stress, improve conditions like psoriasis and Parkinson’s disease.  reduce cell damage in alcoholic and non-alcoholic liver diseases and reduce the impact of  respiratory diseases, amongst others.  

More relevant to us, glutathione, deactivates an enzyme called tyrosinase, that is responsible for the production of melanin in our bodies. The more melanin in our bodies, the darker the skin. In an article in Dovetail, a medical research publisher,  a study on the effect of glutathione on skin lightening concluded that oral glutathione, 250 mg/d, in both reduced and oxidized forms have various beneficial effects on skin properties and is possibly an antiaging agent, at least in middle-aged female subjects.” 

Now that we’ve established the efficacy of glutathione as a skin lightening/ brightening agent, let’s talk about why it’s more effective if administered intravenously than as a cream. 

The answer is simple really… It goes directly into the blood stream, rather than have to work its way through layers of skin, muscle and fat to get into our systems.  

Our IV skin brightening drip consists of a glutathione based formula that has proven to visibly brighten your skin naturally and safely. 

Have a look at some of the IV vitamin therapies we offer here at Vitacare. 

If you’d like to know more about how IV Vitamin Therapy works and what it could do for you, speak with one of our team today to book a FREE Consultation or ask any questions about our IV infusion therapy on 0208 200 6304… I’d just like to add, that we can administer the IV vitamins from the comfort of your home or office.  

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