What is Glutathione?
Glutathione is a powerful water-soluble anti-oxidant enzyme, absorbed mostly in the liver, which helps to fight health-damaging free radicals. Free L- Glutathione is also involved in a variety of other bodily functions.
How L-glutathione Works to Improve Health:
Glutathione works in DNA Synthesis and repair, protein and prostaglandin synthesis, and amino acid transport.
It also assists in the metabolism of carcinogens and toxins, enhances Immune system function, and aids in the prevention of oxidative cell damage and enzyme activation. Glutathione also helps to maintain the functions of other antioxidants.
Signs of L-glutathione Deficiency:
Glutathione deficiency typically occurs as a result of aging. It may exhibit as macular degeneration, diabetes, and lung and gastrointestinal diseases. It also contributes to the development neurodegenerative disorders like pre-eclampsia, Parkinson’s, AIDS, and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Sources of L-Glutathione:
Glutathione is present in many fruits, including tomatoes, watermelon, grapefruit, oranges, peaches, and cantaloupe, as well as in a wide variety of vegetables.
Avocado, potato, spinach, okra, acorn squash, and asparagus all contain L-glutathione; other vegetables--broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, and parsley, not only provide GSH--glutathione peroxidase--but also stimulate the body to make more of it.
Because cooking destroys L-glutathione, you will get more of its benefits from eating either raw or steamed vegetables.
L-glutathione is present in most meats as well.
How to Select an L-glutathione Supplement:
1. Because nutritional supplements are largely unregulated in the U.S. consumers have only a 20% chance of buying a product which contains the same ingredients as those stated on the label. We therefore advise you to purchase your nutritional supplements from pharmaceutical GMP compliant facilities, which comply with the strictest highest regulatory standards in the world.
2. Make sure your L-Glutathione supplement does not contain any fillers or additives—including sugars or starches, gluten, silica (sand!) or artificial colors or flavors of any kind.
Glutathione is also important to physically active people. Many world-class athletes are discovering that well-maintained glutathione levels give them the edge over their competitors, bringing greater strength and endurance, decreased recovery time from injury, less muscle pain and fatigue, and muscle-promoting activity.
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