Detoxification and immune support
Glutathione is the most important antioxidant support nutrient produced by the body and is found in every cell.
Unfortunately, this molecule is depleted every time you are exposed to environmental toxins, which let’s face it, in today’s world is daily even with individual efforts to avoid what we can.
If you are tired, sluggish and foggy, toxins may be impacting your health. Glutathione can help.
Glutathione is known as the body’s Master Detoxifier because of its ability to neutralize a broad range of free radical compounds and protect cells from the damage caused by toxins and pollution.
A 2018 study showed that increased glutathione in the body enhanced immune function and reduced markers of oxidative stress.
Glutathione is known for its role in providing protection for the body’s tissues, including the arteries, brain, heart, liver, lungs, and skin.
Glutathione supplements can break down in the digestive system without being absorbed intact. IV glutathione bypasses the gut for optimal absorption, bioavailability and cell support.
Maintenance of optimal tissue levels of glutathione is thought to be an important factor for maintaining health. The body naturally produces and utilizes glutathione for protection against free radical damage.
Free radical damage contributes to aging and disease. A deficiency in glutathione puts the cell at risk for oxidative damage.
However, glutathione levels can get depleted and can have numerous detrimental effects, including impaired immune function and increased susceptibility to xenobiotics and oxidants.
Low levels have been associated with increased risks for diseases including:
Glutathione can be added to any of the IV procedures or done alone. One of Dr. Shippy’s trained registered nurses starts an IV and then injects the glutathione into it. The procedure adds about 5-10 minutes to an IV treatment or total time for glutathione push alone is about 20 minutes. Glutathione is well-tolerated by most.
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Treatments are administered by one of Dr. Shippy’s trained and experienced nurses in her beautiful, spa-like medical office in Austin, TX.
You’ll receive your IV infusion in one of our comfortable and relaxing zero gravity massage lounge chairs, in a small private or semi-private room.
We offer an assortment of complimentary gluten and dairy-free snacks, oxygenated water and tea selection, and cozy blankets for a truly enjoyable experience.
IV therapy delivers vital nutrients directly into the bloodstream. Bypassing the digestive system allows for 100% absorption, maximum effectiveness and minimal waste.
It is always best to come well hydrated. You may eat and drink prior to your infusion.
You may have some bruising at the injection site, or feel a “cold” sensation with any of the infusions, however this is normal.
After PC therapy some have experienced loose stools.
During NAD treatment you may feel nauseous, have a headache or feel flushed, however that can subside as we slow down the delivery of the infusion, and will dissipate when your treatment is over.
Please call our office if you are on blood thinners and you are interested in doing the PC IV, or if you’ve recently had chemotherapy treatment.
One of Dr. Shippy’s trained registered nurses will administer your IV and monitor you to ensure you are comfortable throughout the process.
Our nurses are skilled in working with difficult veins. We provide electrolytes and minerals that have a positive effect.
PC IV therapy can take 30 minutes – 1.5 hours. Vitamin shots are quick 15 minute appointments.
NAD IV Therapy can take anywhere from 2-5 hours, depending on how your body responds.
Feel free to bring your laptop or a book while receiving your IV therapy. Dr. Shippy provides an assortment of healthy snacks.
Dr. Shippy has transformed offices in her medical clinic into IV rooms, equipped with comfortable zero-gravity reclining and massaging chairs. Feel free to rest or work during your treatment.
You must be 18 years of age or older to receive treatment, unless you are an established patient of Dr. Shippy.
DISCLAIMER: Please do not come to your appointment if you are having symptoms of illness. If you must cancel please call us ASAP and leave a message so that you will not be charged for the appointment. We thank you for your patronage and patience. Our waiver must be completed PRIOR to receiving any injection or Infusion. No show/no call may be charged 50% of the initially scheduled Infusion as we prepare your infusion prior to your appointment. Our services are elective and statements on our website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These services are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We reserve the right to decline services at any time. A client of Ann Shippy MD does not constitute establishment of medical care or a provider/patient relationship with our Dr. Shippy.