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The Longevity & Stem Cell Centre of Houston offer IV Phosphatidyl Choline + IV Leukovorin + IV Glutathione infusions as an effective Anti-Aging Modality. This combination of ingredients offers a 1-2 punch against: Cholesterol Irregularities, Cellular Oxidation, Oxygen Radicals, Liver Toxicity, Low Immunity and Metabolic Pollutants.

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GLUTATHIONE

Often referred to as the Mother of all Antioxidants, Glutathione plays important roles in Cell Repair and Regulation, Metabolism of Nutrients and Antioxidant defense.


LEUKOVORIN

Leucovorin is the trade name for folinic acid, a form of vitamin B9. The other more familiar for of vitamin B9 is folic acid. Folinic acid is chemically different to folic acid but they both work in a similar way. Folinic acid is the metabolically active form of folic acid and is thus the preferred form for IV administration. Leucovorin is included in the lipid exchange to augment the metabolic pathways that cells use to eliminate toxins.


PHOSPHATIDYL CHOLINE

Detoxification of neurotoxins requires that the cell membrane is nourished with balanced essential fatty acids (4:1, plus HUFAs) and supportive phospholipids. Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is the most abundant phospholipid of the cell membrane and protects the liver, with its 33,000 square meters of membrane, against toxicity and infection. The liver plays a pivotal role in detoxification but due to its fatty acid content and the lipid soluble characteristics of neurotoxins, lipid based interventions are required to impact toxic burdens. Once the liver has been damaged it can no longer metabolize fats normally. Pools of lipids are then deposited within hepatocytes throughout the liver. Beta oxidation of fatty acids is suppressed impairing detoxification and prostaglandin production. Extensive research with PC has revealed that it protects the liver against damage from alcohol, pharmaceuticals, environmental pollutants, xenobiotics and infection due to viral, bacterial and fungal manifestations (Lieber 1994a, 1994b, 1995, 2001a, 2001b).

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Chemical Exposure & Aging

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.

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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.

 

 

pk protocolWHAT 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.

 

Glutathione

Glutathione is known to medicine since 1888. In the last twenty years, this protein has been the object of intense research. Now, more than 57,000 scientific articles on GSH are published on MEDLINE and this library is enriched by 3,000 to 5,000 new articles each year.

Glutathione plays three vital roles in the body :

* maintains the immune system active
* powerful antioxidant and a free radicals scavenger
* neutralizes pollutants and detoxifies the cells.
Glutathione is synthesized by using three amino acids: glycine, glutamic acid and cysteine. In our food, we find a sufficient quantity of glycine and glutamic acid. However, cysteine is a problem and a limiting factor in the glutathione synthesis. The reason is simple, food cooking and pasteurization of milk products almost destroy cysteine completely. The consequence of this situation is that with age, we lose up to 40% of our reserves and this makes us vulnerable to the development of disease. Here is what Dr. Jimmy Gutman, Emergency Physician and expert speaker on Glutathione, says: “In fact, your life depends on glutathione. 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”.

Doctors and experts agree that such a discovery happens once per generation and in a few years, Glutathione will be as part of standard tests as blood and cholesterol tests are today.

The health of the membrane is synonymous with the health of the entire organism. Toxins have an affinity for fatty acids; they literally take up residence in the lipid environment and in so doing, weaken and disrupt. The probable result is early apoptosis, premature death of the cell. Generally, normal mitosis provides for new cellular growth to maintain the health of the body, i.e. the previous discussion on photo receptors. However, toxicity’s affinity for lipids can easily redistribute toxins and diseased toxic lipids into the new growth. In a healthy state with adequate glutathione and ascorbate to bind the toxins before they take up new residence, the body can keep the bad guys under control. However, if defenses are weak, toxins can continually be redistributed and eventually hide in the CNS and bone where the regeneration process is at a slower pace. The goal of detoxification is to encourage regrowth with a renewed effort at the correct balancing of the essential nutrients, with the exchange of high energy lipids (PUPA and HUP A) to fuel regeneration and the eventual detoxification process.

 

Leukovorin

Leucovorin is the trade name for folinic acid, a form of vitamin B9. The other more familiar for of vitamin B9 is folic acid. Folinic acid is chemically different to folic acid but they both work in a similar way. Folinic acid is the metabolically active form of folic acid and is thus the preferred form for IV administration. Leucovorin is included in the lipid exchange to augment the metabolic pathways that cells use to eliminate toxins.

 

Phosphatidyl Choline

Detoxification of neurotoxins requires that the cell membrane is nourished with balanced essential fatty acids (4:1, plus HUFAs) and supportive phospholipids. Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is the most abundant phospholipid of the cell membrane and protects the liver, with its 33,000 square meters of membrane, against toxicity and infection. The liver plays a pivotal role in detoxification but due to its fatty acid content and the lipid soluble characteristics of neurotoxins, lipid based interventions are required to impact toxic burdens. Once the liver has been damaged it can no longer metabolize fats normally. Pools of lipids are then deposited within hepatocytes throughout the liver. Beta oxidation of fatty acids is suppressed impairing detoxification and prostaglandin production. Extensive research with PC has revealed that it protects the liver against damage from alcohol, pharmaceuticals, environmental pollutants, xenobiotics and infection due to viral, bacterial and fungal manifestations (Lieber 1994a, 1994b, 1995, 2001a, 2001b).

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