Thanks to advancements in modern medicine, people are living longer than ever before. Yet, this extended life span has brought on new challenges as well. Over time, many people experience issues with cholesterol and weight gain, not to mention a decrease in sex drive and overall vitality. In addition, the prevalence of harmful toxins in everyday products has made chemical exposure commonplace, compounding other ailments that prevent us from aging gracefully.
However, though many may assume that these struggles are simply a part of the aging process, the Restorative Medical Doctors at Longevity & Stem Cell Centre of Houston have spent years addressing them. Among the rejuvenating and detoxifying treatments offered at our Houston clinic is lipid infusion therapy.
What are the benefits of lipid infusion therapy?
Lipid Exchange therapy is a form of Restorative Medicine that has been devised to address specific health concerns facing many Americans. The lipid exchange therapy treatments administered at Longevity Centres include IV glutathione and phosphatidylcholine, two beneficial compounds that, together, act as a one-two punch against cellular oxidation and oxygen radicals. This can promote long-term health and aging longevity by counteracting the processes that contribute to cellular wear and tear and may leave individuals at a greater risk of serious illnesses.
In addition, these intravenous treatments are also employed to help correct cholesterol abnormalities, reinforce the immune system, aid in the recovery from Lyme Disease, combat liver toxicity and rid the body of metabolic pollutants.
What is glutathione?
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that is highly sought after for its documented ability to neutralize free radicals in the body. However, this is just one of three beneficial functions performed by this compound. Glutathione has also been shown to bolster the immune system and eradicate harmful pollutants that have built up in cells.
Though glutathione has been applied medicinally since the late 1800s, it has only garnered the attention of medical researchers in recent years. Now, thousands of new articles are published on its benefits each year, and more than 57,000 pieces are available on Medline.
Glutathione is comprised of three amino acids: glycine, glutamic acid and cysteine. However, though the first two are readily available in a standard diet, natural stores of cysteine are often all but destroyed through cooking and pasteurization. This sustained lack of cysteine prevents the synthesis of glutathione, thereby leaving many people more prone to major illnesses.
“Your life depends on glutathione,” explains emergency physician, public speaker and gluthatione expert Dr. Jimmy Gutman. “Without it, your cells would disintegrate from unrestrained oxidation, your body would have little resistance to bacteria, viruses and cancer, and your liver would shrivel up from the eventual accumulation of toxins.”
What is phosphatidylcholine?
Phosphatidylcholine plays a role in reducing liver toxicity by nourishing the cell membrane and fortifying it against toxic buildup and infection. The liver must be working efficiently to promote a healthy metabolism, and phosphatidylcholine assists in this process by reducing the damage caused by alcohol abuse, pharmaceuticals, environmental pollutants, xenobiotics and general infection.
Why infusion therapy?
The Longevity & Stem Cell Centre of Houston specializes in many forms of lipid exchange therapy, including IV chelation, because this method of treatment has been shown to promote the maximum absorption of essential nutrients. By injecting these compounds directly into the system, high yet safe concentrations can take effect quickly where they are most needed. The end result is a nourishing and rejuvenating experience that can address a varied array of ailments and may help patients age gracefully.