Glutathione is an important anti-aging amino acid that few people have ever heard of.
Glutathione is a profound antioxidant that keeps us young on a cellular level.
According to a double-blind study completed by R.H. Keller, M.D., glutathione “improves age related hormones… in a normal, aging population.” See the entire study at: http://www.glutathioneforhealth.com.
Ample glutathione has been found to improve or restore the function of all internal organs. It also can help with weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight. It slows or prevents the growth of tumors and reduces the side effects of chemotherapy.
Glutathione has also been found to prevent blood clots, particularly in diabetics. Many other health benefits are currently being explored in addition to these impressive ones. It is obvious that glutathione is essential for maintaining good health. So, how do we reap the benefits?
Glutathione is a team player. This amino acid works with other amino acids as well as with vitamins and minerals in a complex interaction resulting in optimization of all nutrients. Glutathione helps vitamin c to become more effective. It is essential for us in order to synthesize vitamin E, selenium, vitamin D and many others.
Glutathione May Protect You By Removing Excess Toxins
Glutathione works with these nutrients on a cellular level. It actually works between our cells. The areas between our cells collect all sorts of ‘trash’. Toxins from our diet and our environment collect in these dark narrow places and become difficult to remove. Glutathione excels at removing this debris and also works on toxins stored inside of fat cells.
Normally these toxins are stored indefinitely and make weight loss difficult. Our bodies don’t want to be exposed to these caustic substances and so we hold onto our fat to protect ourselves. Glutathione binds with the fat soluble toxins and safely neutralizes them so they can be passed with the rest of our water. Keeping things moving also keeps more debris from accumulating between our cells and is the difference between looking forty or looking thirty.
Over the years, toxins including free radicals, heavy metals, solvents, pesticides and other toxic burden build up. This can cause oxidation, wrinkles, collagen depletion, weight gain and serious illnesses. Some alternative health specialists even claim that all disease is a result of the toxic environment within our body.
How do we find ways to get more glutathione to our cells and between them? Vegetables are one of the best ways. Asparagus, avocados, brussel sprouts and broccoli are all particularly high in this amino acid.
Cumin can help our bodies to extract even more glutathione from our diet as well! Vitamin D, produced either by sunlight or taken as a supplement helps us to manufacture glutathione on our own. Dietary amino acid supplements of glutathione are available, but be sure to buy from a reputable source and look for an easily absorbable glutathione.
Stay young and stay healthy! Eat your brussel sprouts, go for a walk in the sunshine and glutathione will constantly be at work to keep your cells and yourself in health and well-being.
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