WHAT IS GLUTATHIONE?

Glutathione (pronounced “gloota-thigh-own”): The Master Antioxidant

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“The good news is that your body produces its own glutathione. The bad news is that toxins from poor diet, pollution, toxins, medications, stress, trauma, aging, infections and radiation all deplete your glutathione.”

– Dr. Mark Hyman

  • Plays a critical role in the body responsible for clearing out toxins from our cells, chelating heavy metals, regulating our immune function and reducing inflammation
  • Works as an “antioxidant foundation” for the cell – maintaining high glutathione levels will help ensure a cell is healthy and working properly
  • Maintains antioxidants like Vitamin C and E in their reduced (active) forms – without glutathione, these vitamins will not work

“The most powerful antioxidant that you have never heard of.”

– Dr. Mehmet Oz on Glutathione

Glutathione is used to treat or prevent:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Alcoholism
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • High cholesterol
  • Hepatitis
  • Liver disease
  • Diseases that weaken the body’s defense system (including AIDS and chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Memory loss
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Anti-aging
  • Maintaining the body’s immune system
  • Fighting metal and drug poisoning

Other Benefits:

Anti Aging/ Skin Health

  • Used for the repair and synthesis of DNA, proteins and amino acids transport, and enzyme activation
  • Glutathione protects the skin (as well as the whole body) from oxidative damage as well as repair the damage already done

Cognitive Function

  • Glutathione is capable of chelating the heavy metals in the brain, clearing away harmful toxins – helping to prevent cognitive disorders, while maintaining cognitive function throughout the aging process
  • Improved memory and mental alertness

Liver

  • Highest concentrations of glutathione in the body is found in the liver
  • Known as the liver’s natural detoxifier, enhancing glutathione levels is one of the best ways to relieve the strain placed on the liver
  • Encourages protein synthesis resulting in the production of new, healthy liver cells

Energy

  • High levels of glutathione ensure the cell’s powerhouse energy producer (mitochondria) is working efficiently and replicating properly – improving energy levels, reducing oxidative stress and slowing down the aging process substantially

Inflammation

  • Glutathione’ s ability to prevent chronic inflammation and prevent an unhealthy inflammatory response means it is extremely beneficial in the treatment of most health disorders such as autoimmune diseases and cognitive disorders that are manifested through an unhealthy inflammatory response

Immune Function

  • The healthy growth and function of immune cells depends heavily on the availability of glutathione
  • It both enhances the activity of immune cells and their function by acting as a powerful antioxidant within them

Sources

GLUTATHIONE: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings – WebMD. (2016). Retrieved from https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-717-glutathione.aspx?activeingredientid=717

Sutton, J. (n.d.). The Master Antioxidant Glutathione.

Rowe, C. E. (2011). Glutathione The Miracle Molecule You Can’t Live Without

Murray, M. T. (1996). Encyclopedia of nutritional supplements: The essential guide for improving your health naturally. Rocklin, CA: Prima Pub.