Glutathione

What is Glutathione?

Glutathione is a naturally occurring molecule found in every cell of your body. It plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health and wellbeing. Glutathione acts as a powerful antioxidant, which means it helps protect your cells from damage caused by harmful substances called free radicals. Free radicals can be generated by factors such as stress, pollution, poor diet and some medications. One of the primary functions of Glutathione is to neutralize those free radicals and detoxify the liver. Overall, glutathione is a vital molecule with powerful a antioxidant, detoxification, and immune boosting properties. By supporting your body’s natural glutathione production and ensuring a healthy lifestyle, you can maintain optimal health and well-being.

Benefits of Glutathione:

  1. Powerful Antioxidant: By neutralizing free radicals’ glutathione helps reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, which are associated with numerous chronic conditions including heart disease, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases to include Parkinson’s disease and can help with psoriasis.
  2. Detox: Glutathione plays a crucial role in the liver’s detoxification process. It binds to metals and heavy toxins as well as harmful substances, making it easier to eliminate from the body. Some studies have shown that glutathione improves protein, enzyme, and bilirubin levels in the blood of individuals with chronic fatty liver disease (alcoholic and nonalcoholic). *
  3. Immune System Support: Glutathione is essential for a healthy immune system.
    Glutathione aids in fighting off infections, viruses, and some diseases. It plays a role in controlling inflammation which is a vital part of the immune system.
  4. Anti-Aging and skin health, glutathione promotes a bright, even complexion by inhibiting the production of melanin. It has been used in some cosmetic treatments to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and age spots. Its antioxidant properties help protect the skin from environmental factors, such as UV radiation and pollution.
  5. Improves Exercise Performance and Recovery: Glutathione may have a positive impact on exercise performance and recovery. Intense physical activity can increase oxidative stress on muscles causing fatigue and delayed recovery. Glutathione’s antioxidant properties help improve exercise performance as well as muscle fatigue making for faster recovery. It can also improve insulin resistance.
  6. Healthier circulation: Peripheral arteries can become clogged with plaque and this can cause narrowing and decreased blood flow, in turn, this causes a reduced blood flow to the extremities and can cause pain and mobility issues. Studies have shown that intravenous glutathione may support healthy circulation. Patients reports increase their ability to walk pain-free for longer distances. **


* Dentico P, Volpe A, Buongiorno R, Grattagliano I, Altomare E, Tantimonaco G, Scotto G, Sacco R, Schiraldi O. Il glutatione nella terapia delle epatopatie croniche steatosiche [Glutathione in the treatment of chronic fatty liver diseases]. Recenti Prog Med. 1995 Jul-Aug;86(7-8):290-3. Italian. PMID: 7569285.

** https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(11)62019-3/abstract

 

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