Glutathione is the master antioxidant within every cell of your body, rarely talked about!!
How important is Glutathione (GSH)?
Without Glutathione, every cell in our bodies would die prematurely from its own waste products; the entire immune system would cease to function; the liver would cease to detoxify the body of all the toxins we ingest daily; and with a total absence of Glutathione, oxygen based life would be no more.
Glutathione is considered the master antioxidant due to its unique multifunctional characteristics as well as its ability to neutralize many types of toxins and free radicals that assault every cell of your body. It is one of the only antioxidants that can recycle itself again and again to continually ﬁght these toxins and free radicals.
Glutathione is the “Primary Detoxifier” of every cell in your body. We are confronted by thousands of chemicals in the air we breathe, the food and water we ingest, and the materials we touch and handle. Many of these toxic chemicals enter our cells and must be eliminated to protect the cell and maintain optimum function. Glutathione is one of the cell’s ﬁrst line of defense against chemicals and toxins and the primary detoxiﬁer that can eliminate many of these toxins when it is present in optimal amounts.
Glutathione is one of the cell’s most powerful chelating agents. Heavy metals enter our cells in the same manner as chemical toxins. Fortunately, they can be removed from the cell by a process of chelation.
Glutathione is the “Protector of the Immune Cell.” Our immune cells are designed to protect us. This is one of the ways in which our bodies support and protect the immune system.
Glutathione is the “Protector of Mitochondrial DNA”. The breakdown of the mitochondrial DNA accelerates aging and increases cell death. Glutathione is the protector of the Mitochondrial DNA. The lower the glutathione level, the more vulnerable to damage this DNA becomes.
Glutathione is the “Protector of the Nucleus of the Cell” The nucleus of the cell regulates all cell activity and protecting it is critical to the health of the cell and its optimal function. When present in sufﬁcient amounts, glutathione gives the nucleus the protection it needs.
Glutathione is vital for reducing “Oxidative Stress.” Oxidative Stress is the most aggressive destructive force that assaults the cell. Cells manufacture a number of antioxidants to counter oxidative stress. Glutathione plays a primary role in neutralizing many different types of toxins and free radicals and supporting our antioxidant defense system.
Glutathione is the “Re-Utilizing Agent of Ingested Antioxidants” Antioxidants that are ingested that are not manufactured by the body, such as vitamin C or E, cannot be re-utilized by the cell after they have been spent, unless they are ﬁrst converted into a usable state. Glutathione is the agent that converts those antioxidants into a state that can be utilized by the cell.
Glutathione is the “Reducing Agent for Hemoglobin” Allowing it to transport oxygen to every cell. The purpose of hemoglobin is to carry oxygen to all living cells. However, when it is oxidized it cannot carry an oxygen molecule and must ﬁrst be reduced to an acceptable state. Glutathione protects hemoglobin from oxidizing agents and can also reduce the oxidized form to make this possible.
Glutathione is heavily studied for its many benefits There are over 139,000 scientiﬁc studies and articles recorded on Pub Med, the ofﬁcial U.S. Government library of medical research, that research the important role and function that glutathione plays in the body. Vitamin C has 50,000 scientific studies.