A quick overview of what we’ll cover in this post:
- What is the IontoPatch™?
- How do transdermal patches work?
- How transdermal patches (like the IontoPatch™) deliver pure GSH?
Whether you’re new to glutathione (GSH) supplementation or an old pro, you may still be curious about the best ways to administer it. That’s where we come in! We’ve got all the details on the different options available for supplementing GSH, so you can choose what works best for you.
But first, what is glutathione (GSH)?
So, what is GSH and why should you care? Simply put, GSH is an important antioxidant that helps reduce oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress is caused by too many free radicals in the body. While free radicals are important (they help fight infections, for example), they can damage tissue and cell DNA if you have too many in the body. That’s why the body produces antioxidants like GSH to help keep free radical levels in check and prevent damage to the body.
As we age, however, GSH production goes down, allowing free radicals to exist unchecked. Reduced levels of GSH and higher levels of free radicals can lead to several conditions (such as cancer or Parkinson’s). Supplementing with GSH has been shown to help restore balance to free radicals and reduce the risk of age-related conditions.
Sounds great, right? That’s because it is. The challenge, though, is deciding the best way to supplement. With the wide range of products that exist to supplement GSH, including injections, patches, and nasal sprays, how do you know which product to choose? That’s where we come in. At AgelessRx, we’ve got all the details about the IontoPatch™, a quick, effective, and convenient way to administer pure GSH directly.
What is the IontoPatch™?
The IontoPatch™ is a transdermal medication delivery patch. That’s just a really complicated way of saying the patch is worn on the skin
Yep, you read that right… the skin! With the IontoPatch™, you don’t have to take pills or give yourself injections. You just put the patch on your skin and… that’s it! And it’s made of a flexible material, so you’ll hardly notice it’s there.
Transdermal patches have actually been around for a while, so we know they work effectively. They’re also pretty common and historically very safe—in fact, the FDA has approved several transdermal patches designed to help people stop smoking, for example.
How do transdermal patches like the IontoPatch™ work?
The IontoPatch™ patch uses very small electrical charges to deliver medication through the skin. While that may sound scary, there’s actually no pain involved.
Basically, when a patch is activated, it works similar to putting the like ends of a magnet together: the like forces repel. Instead of a magnet, though, the patch uses two electrodes. The like forces repelling helps push medication into your skin.
Once you’re done using the patch, you can take it off and throw it away (usually after four hours).
Why should I use the IontoPatch™?
If the convenience of using the IontoPatch™ wasn’t convincing enough, the patch is also an effective way to administer highly bioavailable GSH directly into your bloodstream.
Bioavailability simply refers to how much of a drug your body is able to use. Basically, the more bioavailable or “pure” the GSH, the more likely you are to benefit.
Still not entirely convinced the IontoPatch™ works? Take this case study that our very own CMO, Dr. Sajad Zalzala completed, which involved two participants who wore the IontoPatch™ for at least four hours a day for six days. At the end of the six days, both participants saw a sizable increase in GSH levels.
If you want to learn more about the IontoPatch™ as a GSH supplementation option, check out the 4-hour IontoPatch™ offered by AgelessRx!
Note: The above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.