GLUTATHIONE IS ONE OF THE BODY’S MOST IMPORTANT AND POTENT ANTIOXIDANTS.
GLUTATHIONE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR NATURAL IMMUNITY & PRODUCTION OF ANTIBODIES WITH ITS DIRECT LINK TO OUR CELLULAR METABOLISM
Glutathione is an antioxidant that is naturally produced by your liver. It is found in most of your body’s tissues and plays an extremely important role in protecting cells from damage and toxins in your system. One of its vital functions is to repair cell damage (that can damage our DNA), also for the production of proteins, detoxify the liver and other organs, activate enzymes, help with proper chemical balance, help the body process nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
Glutathione is linked with our immune system, it is a natural defense against harmful chemicals, viruses, and other invading pathogens. So proper balance and percent/ amount of it is needed within our body in order for our immune system to function properly. We have a natural immunity built-in within us to combat most health conditions, diseases, and other health issues.
Number 1 important factor for good health, is healthy cells. If our cells are not functioning properly, and are damaged, our immune system, is unable to properly function which leads to health issues. Attending to our cells is critical therefore making Glutathione one of its vital and potent antioxidants for repairing cells and boosting cellular metabolism.
To understand this better: “Glutathione is responsible for our natural immunity and production of proper antibodies with its direct link to our cell metabolism”. Your immunity is your best friend & your immunity’s best friend is Glutotthione.
So, let’s jump in.
Glutathione is made up of 3 Amino Acids: Cysteine, Glutamate, and Glycine. They are needed for cell building, hormone balance, and neuro-brain activity. Amino acids are responsible for the production of proteins, in order to help break down foods, repair tissues damage, growth, and other body functions. Proteins play a critical role in our cells and are needed for the structure, function, and regulation of our body’s tissue and organs. Protein function is also building antibodies. Our antibodies bind to specific invading pathogens and particles such as viruses, bacteria and fight them to protect our body. They help eliminate disease-causing microbes and block them from infecting our cells.
As we are aware, Glutathione acts as an important antioxidant in your body. That means it helps combat free radicals, which are unstable atoms, molecules that can damage your body’s cells and DNA. Free radicals are caused by oxidative stress which is the imbalance of atoms in your body (missing electrons), that can create chemical reactions, leading to a variety of health diseases (such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, autoimmune diseases and more). Antioxidants work by donating their electron without becoming unstable themselves.
We get these free radicals either naturally due to age or by exposure to certain environmental factors, chemicals, pollution, drugs, alcohol, medicals, viruses, etc. You can download and read our Heavy Metal Toxicity Guide here for more information.
Glutathione plays a role in removing chemicals in your body.
Glutathione levels decrease with age, poor nutrition, stress, chronic disease, infections, poor health, and poor immune system. So it assists with:
Metabolism of toxins and cancer-causing substances
Natural creation and repair of DNA
Activation of enzymes
Breakdown of nutrients
Regulating immune response
Assists in the production of Proteins, Antibodies, and other needed bodily functions.
and much more
So, as you see all of this is connected and functions as a cycle. But when there is a break in that cycle, the whole system starts falling apart and people develop health issues
Health Benefits of Glutathione
GLUTATHIONE PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN SUPPORTING OVERALL HEALTH. BENEFITS INCLUDE:
There are Natural Ways to Boost your Glutathione Levels
KEEP IN MIND THAT FOODS & SUPPLEMENTS MAY NOT PROVIDE ENOUGH GLUTATHIONE IN YOUR BODY BECAUSE THEY BREAK DOWN IN YOUR STOMACH. THE BEST WAY TO DELIVER THE NEEDED AMOUNT TO YOUR CELLS IS THROUGH THE AN I.V.
Natural Ways to Increase Your Glutathione Levels
Sulfur-Rich Foods– Derived from dietary proteins, such as beef, fish, and poultry. Vegetarian sources of sulfur such as cruciferous vegetables like Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Kale, Watercress, and Mustard Greens. As well as allium vegetables such as Garlic, Shallots, and Onions.
Vitamin C Foods– Vitamin C is found in a variety of foods, particularly fruits and vegetables. Strawberries, Citrus Fruits, Papayas, Kiwis, and Bell Peppers.
Selenium-Rich Foods -Selenium is an essential mineral needed for glutathione activity. Some of the best sources of selenium can be found in Beef, Chicken, Fish, Organ Meats, Cottage Cheese, Brown Rice, and Brazil Nuts.
Get Enough Sleep -A good night’s rest is essential for overall health. Long-term and chronic lack of sleep can cause oxidative stress and hormone imbalances.
Exercise -Regular exercise activity, specifically cardio and weight training, may help increase glutathione levels.
Drink Less Alcohol -Alcohol decreases glutathione levels, especially in the lungs. People who regularly consume excessive amounts of alcohol can have an 80–90% decrease in lung glutathione.
The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.