“The Mother of All Antioxidants”
What is Glutathione: A peptide made up of three AA’s (glutamate, cysteine and glycine)
What Glutathione does: Gathers free radicals and toxins in the body to remove them from circulation and aids in the formation and maintenance of the bonds comprising proteins.
Why Glutathione matters: All of our cells are made up of and contain a certain amount of glutathione. This number starts to decline as our body ages and as we are exposed to more toxins (ie stress, pollution, sun, medications). When this happens, our body is not able to effectively clear toxins as well and they start to accumulate, causing disease, infection, inflammation and cancers and puts more strain on the liver. When levels start to decline, the proteins in our bodies (ie muscles) start to breakdown and are not able to rebuild as quickly.
Benefits of Glutathione: Decreases liver function tests (AST, ALT), increased immunity, increased endurance, increased skin cell turnover
Some studies have shown decreased disease severity for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementia as well as multiple cancers