How would you like to get your hands on a magic ingredient that helps your body repair a multitude of conditions caused by stress, pollution, radiation, infection, drugs, poor diet, aging, injury, and trauma, to mention just a few? What if it was a naturally occurring substance which acts as an antioxidant, an immune system booster, and a detoxifier? Even better!
More and more researchers are saying that the antioxidant glutathione, pronounced “gloota-thigh-own,” can do all that and maybe more. However, can you believe such sweeping claims? What’s the evidence to back them up? Often referred to as the body’s master antioxidant, biologically, glutathione is a peptide comprised of three amino acids, cysteine, glutamate and glycine, which can be found in virtually every cell of the human body. The highest concentration of glutathione is in the liver, making it critical in the body’s detoxification process.
In his article Essential Glutathione: The Mother of All Antioxidants, Dr. Mark Hyman shares the good news that your body produces its own glutathione. However, he also goes on to outline the bad news that “poor diet, pollution, toxins, medications, stress, trauma, aging, infections, and radiation all deplete your glutathione.”
Why Do We Need Glutathione?
Let’s take a closer look at what is glutathione. As you’ll discover, the molecule acts as a powerful antioxidant in the body and primarily works inside of cells rather than in the intercellular fluid. Glutathione voraciously scavenges oxidizing agents and is known for its anti-aging power as well as itshttp://j.mp/31YZFmo http://j.mp/2uQpuG4
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