Glutathione - Master Detoxifier and Antioxidant

Glutathione is a short string of amino acids called a peptide. It is composed of three amino acids: glycine, glutamine and cysteine.

Glutathione has a sulphur atom which gives glutathione a slight aroma. It also plays a major role in glutathione’s antioxidant and detoxification functions.

Glutathione is made by all the cells in the body, and is the body’s master antioxidant and detoxifying agent. In one review, almost 80% of people with chronic ailments were found to be deficient in glutathione. In fact, low levels of glutathione are involved in all disease states.

Why? – because the heavier the cumulative toxic burden on the body, the greater this depletes supplies of glutathione. For example: One molecule of mercury uses up one molecule of glutathione. Since all chronic, degenerative disorders are triggered, in part, by the toxic load, it is small wonder to see why glutathione levels are such an important marker.

   

To detoxify successfully, this glutathione deficiency MUST be addressed.

Because glutathione is a potent antiviral and anti-microbial weapon, glutathione deficiency compromises antiviral and anti-microbial defenses, and actually stimulates viral replication. Raising glutathione levels inside the cells can STOP the replication of almost any pathogen.

It is known that as we age, there is a precipitous drop in glutathione levels. Lower glutathione levels are implicated in many diseases associated with aging, including cataracts, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, atherosclerosis, stroke and others.

Glutathione is also an antioxidant powerhouse, maintaining the oxidation-reduction (redox) potential that is the hallmark of healthy cells.

The redox potential is essentially the cell’s ability to reduce oxidation and maintain internal balance by neutralizing free radicals. If proper redox potential is impaired, DNA mutations are not repaired, damage accumulates, and the likely results of inflammation, fibrosis, and sclerosis all can occur which can lead to cell death and/or cancer.

A study by Jill James, PhD looked at the metabolism of autistic children. Impairments in the methylation cycle, a very critical part of our body’s functioning, were found. Because of this problem in the methylation cycle, autistic children are predisposed to low glutathione levels which prevents them from detoxifying normally.


Liposomal Technology

Until recently, glutathione was only bioavailable to the body by injection or by foods like non-denatured whey protein that contain precursors to the body creating its own glutathione. Capsules, tablets, sublinguals are, for the most part, completely unabsorbed.

There is a new technology that delivers glutathione to cells and tissue at a 90% absorption rate. It is called the liposome delivery system, and the product is named Lipoceutical® Glutathione.

Dr. Marcus Laux, in his Naturally Well Today newsletter, states: “A liposome is a cell-like membrane with a fat-soluble exterior and a watery, gel-like interior. The glutathione liposome is made from soy lecithin, a phospholipid that’s exactly like what is found in human cells.

The liposome delivery system can keep the enclosed glutathione intact and protected until it breaks down after it’s absorbed by body cells and tissue. Using this technology, human studies show over a 90% absorption rate.”


Non-Denatured Whey Protein - A Natural Glutathione Pre-Cursor

Non-denatured whey protein has been shown to restore intracellular glutathione levels, something that glutathione injections have not been able to accomplish to any significant degree.

It is the optimal natural precursor of glutathione. It contains exceptionally high levels of non-denatured Cysteine and Glutamine, the amino acids required for intracellular glutathione production.

Additionally, they contain the full range and highest levels of the most important protein components: Lactoferrin, Immunogloblins, Active Peptides and Growth Factors. Non-denatured whey protein is acknowledged by the medical establishment as a dietary supplement that supports immune function and detoxification.


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