5 Must-Know Facts About Glutathione
If you’re looking for an immune booster that tops superfoods like blueberries, dark chocolate, walnuts, and broccoli, there’s one that needs to be on your radar right now: Glutathione. (As you say it, think: gluta-thigh-own.)
It might not trip off the tongue, but glutathione pulls its weight when it comes to keeping you healthy. According to Dr. Mark Hyman, “it’s the secret to preventing aging, cancer, heart disease, dementia and more, and necessary to treat everything from autism to Alzheimer’s disease.” He calls it, “mother of all antioxidants, the master detoxifier and maestro of the immune system.”
Want a little help to ensure you stay on your feet and out of the doctor’s office? Glutathione is great bet. To find out exactly how it helps every single cell in your body, keep reading.
Glutathione is everywhere
After water, it’s the second most plentiful molecule in your entire body even though most people have never heard of it! You can find these superheroes in every cell. Or, at least, you should. While our bodies create glutathione naturally, sometimes we don’t have as much as we need to stay healthy. That’s because lifestyle factors like diet, toxins, stress, medications and aging deplete the supply.
Glutathione fights premature aging
Have you ever wondered why some people age more quickly than others? Sure, external factors like smoking and sun damage can play a role, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Cell health is essential in keeping everything from your mind quick to your skin plump and elastic. Without glutathione, cell health goes down the tubes.
Glutathione helps your body detox naturally
Forget about cleanses for a second. Your body is already equipped with detoxifiers of its own, and glutathione is one of them. As your cells turn what you eat into energy, glutathione takes out the trash, so to speak. The list of molecules it binds to and flags for the dumpster is a long one and includes heavy metals, like mercury, arsenic, and chromium.
Glutathione is a 24-hour repair man
Doctors love glutathione for patients fighting chronic diseases because it works around the clock to rebuild tissue and body system damaged by debilitating illnesses and difficult treatments. From alcoholism to Alzeihemer’s, cataracts to cancer, if it tends to break your body down, glutathione can help restore it.
Glutathione is like the Energizer Bunny
Glutathione is always on the job. Some molecules are single-use, but this antioxidant bounces back fast thanks to its chemical makeup. A single glutathione molecule can be used hundreds of times before it needs to be retired, making it a serious workhorse.
The good news—and the bad news—about Glutathione
Your body is already programmed to makes its own glutathione. That means you’re already set up for success. But there are lots of factors that can inhibit glutathione production, too. Things like artificial sweeteners, environmental toxins, workplace stress, infections, injuries and even your genes can cripple your natural glutathione stores.
There are lots of ways to combat low glutathione levels. One is through nutrition. Some of the biggest producers of glutathione are: Garlic, Onions, Broccoli Sprouts, Collards, Kale, Cabbage, Mustard Greens, Rutabaga, Turnips, Bok Choy, Arugula, Horseradish, Radish, Wasabi and Watercress.
In addition to diet and lifestyle changes like incorporating more movement into your day, supplements can also replenish glutathione in your body. Some supplements that support glutathione production are: NAC, ALA, Methyl B Vitamins, Selenium, Vitamin C and Milk Thistle. But remember all supplements are not created equal.
If you want to do a health overall to insure your body’s is working at top capacity, I can help you with lifestyle changes that are a perfect fit for your needs and goals.
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Dr. Jill writes another great article about the far-reaching implications of deficiency. You can read it using the link below.
Considering glutathione is such a key player in many basic cellular functions, it’s no surprise that a deficiency in this important substance can have far-reaching implications.
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