Glutathione (GSH) - Master Antioxidant
Glutathione is one of the body’s most important and potent antioxidants. GSH is a tripeptide that is naturally occurring in every single cell of your body. "GSH levels are high in the young and healthy and low in the aged and sick" (The Lancet. Vol. 351(9103) pp 645-646 ... see article below)
Glutathione is known as ...
1. Your Body's Master Antioxidant
2. Your Body's Most Powerful Immune Enhancer
3. Your Body's Most Powerful Detoxifier
Antioxidants are substances that reduce oxidative stress by combating free radicals in the body. GSH's main role is to protect the body from the negative effects of free radical damage. All living things are born with the ability to make their own GSH inside the cell. There are numerous studies that relate longevity with high levels of GSH. Optimizing the level of GSH enables your body's defense against bombardments by free radicals, diseases, pollutants, carcinogens (cancer-causing agents) and toxins. GSH's importance to your health cannot be overstated. Scientific research on GSH has been extensive in the past 40 years with highly recognized published peer-reviewed clinical papers totaling more than 100,000.
While most antioxidants are found in the foods you eat, glutathione is produced by your body so it's important to give the body the building blocks to do this. One of the most reliable products found on the market today, proven to do this is Immunocal.
Glutathione (GSH) is primarily made up of three amino acids: glutamine, glycine and cysteine.
There are a number of reasons why your body’s glutathione level may become depleted (including but not limited to) poor diet, chronic disease, infection and stress.
Glutathione is known to decrease with age.
Studies have revealed that by the age of 20, glutathione level within cells of white blood cells and red blood cells begins to drop at a rate of 10% for every decade of age. But by the fifth decade of life, the body cells have deteriorated enough from aging, and their level of glutathione declines at a higher rate. Other conditions that have been reported by scientists to lower body glutathione level includes AIDS, Hepatitis, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, and cancer treatments.
Your body needs glutathione to ensure your immune system functions optimally. If glutathione is depleted, your immune system, cognitive functions, and other cellular processes slow down.
Maintaining adequate levels of this antioxidant is incredibly important when it comes to maintaining a strong immune system.
Can straight oral glutathione supplements boost your Glutathione levels and Immunity system? No, glutathione is a tiny protein, and like all other proteins, it will get digested by acids and enzymes in your digestive system; Never getting absorbed by your body. It is recommended to take precursors of glutathione that will get converted to glutathione once absorbed into the body. Hence we recommend Immunocal. It is a supplement that contains the precursors/building blocks that prompt your body to produce glutathione. This is especially important for those older than 49 years old because, as we mentioned earlier, glutathione declines at a higher rate as we age.