Glutathione is the mother of all antioxidants, the master detoxifier of the immune system: Glutathione (pronounced “gloota-thigh-on”).
It’s the most important molecule you need to stay healthy and prevent disease. Glutathione is a molecule that is produced naturally all the time in your body. It is a combo of three simple building blocks of protein or amino acids — cysteine, glycine and glutamine. Normally glutathione is recycled in the body — except when the toxic load becomes too great. Poor diet, pollution, toxins, medications, stress, trauma, aging, infections and radiation all deplete your glutathione. This leaves you susceptible to unrestrained cell disintegration from oxidative stress, free radicals, infections and cancer. And your liver gets overloaded and damaged, making it unable to do its job of detoxification. With over 80 thousand toxic industrial chemicals found in our environment today it is no wonder we are overwhelmed with too much oxidative stress and too many toxins. The glutathione becomes depleted and we can no longer protect ourselves against free radicals, infections, or cancer and we can’t get rid of toxins. This leads to further sickness and soon we are in the downward spiral of chronic illness. Glutathione is also critical in helping your immune system do its job of fighting infections and preventing cancer as Glutathione is the most critical and integral part of your detoxification system. All the toxins stick onto glutathione, which then carries them into the bile and the stool and out of your body.
At LivingYoung we have discovered that glutathione deficiency is found in nearly all very ill patients. These include people with chronic fatigue syndrome, autoimmune disease, cancer, chronic infections, diabetes, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, asthma, and more. Our ability to produce and maintain a high level of glutathione is critical to recovery from nearly all chronic illness — and to preventing disease and maintaining optimal health.
And lastly, it also helps us reach peak mental and physical function. Research has shown that raised glutathione levels decrease muscle damage, reduce recovery time, increase strength and endurance and shift metabolism from fat production to muscle development. Keeping yourself healthy, boosting your performance, preventing disease and aging well depends on keeping your glutathione levels high.
When glutathione is taken orally (pill form) it rarely is able to enter bloodstream. Most of it is lost in the digestive tract and cannot effectively raise intracellular glutathione levels in the most important detoxification organs, such as liver and kidneys, because glutathione is a small protein molecule and gets digested. The most effective way to enhance glutathione levels as going for regular glutathione injections or through IV.