Glutathione! What's so great about it?

Glutathione is a tripeptide! What does that mean? It is already in body as it is produced by the liver and used up by our cells. We have it in our glucose, potassium, and cholesterol cells.


Glutathione use is highly associated with health and longevity as it has many critical roles in our bodies.


Let us break it down for you below.

  1. Aids in the regeneration of vitamin C and E

  2. Neutralizes free radicals that are products of metabolism of chemical toxins

  3. Transports mercury out of cells and the brain

  4. Regulates cellular proliferation

  5. Vital to mitochondrial function and maintaining our DNA

How does it work in your body?

  • Glutathione plays a vital role in many of the natural processes in our body. It aids in building tissue and repairing tissue/cells. It assists in making chemicals and proteins we need for healthy immune systems.

Conditions that can be benefited

  • Parkinson's disease

  • Clients with atherosclerosis

  • Preventing toxic side effects of chemotherapy

  • Many more

Ways to Increase your Glutathione levels


Low levels of glutathione are linked with chronic exposure to chemical toxins, alcohol, AIDS/HIV, macular degeneration, Parkinson's disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Ways to Increase your Glutathione levels


The most direct way to increase your intracellular level is by decreasing your toxic load. Decrease your alcohol intake, eat fewer process foods, and decrease oxidative stress.


Direct administration of glutathione can be accomplished orally, topically, or intravenously.

Fun Fact:

  • Almonds increase glutathione in smokers by 16% and decrease their DNA damage by 29%.

  • Meditation practitioners have 20% higher levels of glutathione.



Reference:

Pizzorno J. (2014). Glutathione!. Integrative medicine (Encinitas, Calif.), 13(1), 8–12.

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