Glutathione boost

2019-02-20 06:01

GLUTATHIONE is an antioxidant produced in the body’s cells. It’s comprised largely of three amino acids: glutamine, glycine and cysteine. Glutathione levels in the body may be reduced by a number of factors, including poor nutrition, environmental toxins and stress. Its levels also decline with age. In addition to being produced naturally by the body, glutathione can be given intravenously, topically (transdermal) or as an inhalant. It’s also available as an oral supplement in capsule and liquid form.

There is 0% bulking agent in the GlobalDerm Gluta24 veggie capsules. Ingredients are certified minimum 99% pure, delivering a full serving of 2 400 mg of glutathione, L-Glutamine and MSN designed for maximum absorption taken 30 minutes before meals. GlobalDerm also carries a range of topical skin patch glutathione.

It has the following advantages.

• Reduces oxidative stress.

• May improve psoriasis.

• Reduces cell damage in alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

• Improves insulin resistance in the elderly.

• Increases mobility for people with peripheral artery disease.

• Reduces symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

• May help fight autoimmune disease.

• May reduce oxidative damage in children with autism.

• May reduce the impact of uncontrolled diabetes.

• May reduce respiratory disease symptoms.

• Improves skin health and complexion.

• Improves flexibility.

• Detoxifies the body.

• Strengthens hair and nails.

• Accelerates healing.

• Naturally increases energy.

• Is anti-inflammatory.

• Helps people with IBS by working to protect the mucous membranes of the oesophagus and intestines.

1. Reduces oxidative stress: Oxidative stress occurs when there’s an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the body’s ability to fight them off. Too-high levels of oxidative stress may lead to multiple diseases. These include diabetes, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. Glutathione helps stave off the impact of oxidative stress, which may, in turn, reduce disease.

2. May improve psoriasis: A small study indicated that whey protein, when given orally, improved psoriasis with or without additional treatment. Whey protein had been previously demonstrated to increase glutathione levels.

3. Reduces cell damage in alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: Cell death in the liver may be exacerbated by a deficiency in antioxidants, including glutathione. This can lead to fatty liver disease in both those who misuse alcohol and those who don’t. Glutathione has been shown to improve protein, enzyme and bilirubin levels in the blood of individuals with alcoholic and non-alcoholic chronic fatty liver disease. A study reported that glutathione was most effective when given to people with fatty liver disease intravenously in high doses. Participants in the study also showed reductions in malondialdehyde, a marker of cell damage in the liver. Another small study found that orally administered glutathione had positive effects on people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease following proactive lifestyle changes.

4. Improves insulin resistance in older individuals: As people age, they produce less glutathione. Researchers at Baylor School of Medicine used a combination of animal and human studies to explore the role of glutathione in weight management and insulin resistance in older individuals. Study findings indicated that low glutathione levels were associated with less fat burning and higher rates of fat storing in the body. Older subjects had cysteine and glycine added to their diets to increase glutathione levels, which spiked within two weeks, improving insulin resistance and fat burning.

5. Increases mobility for people with peripheral artery disease: Peripheral artery disease occurs when the peripheral arteries become clogged by plaque. It commonly happens in the legs. One study reported that glutathione improved circulation, increasing the ability of study participants to walk pain-free for longer distances.

6. Reduces symptoms of Parkinson’s disease: Parkinson’s affects the central nervous system and is defined by symptoms such as tremors. It currently has no cure. One older study documented intravenous glutathione’s positive effects on symptoms such as tremors and rigidity. While more research is needed, this case report suggests that glutathione may help reduce symptoms.

7. May help fight against autoimmune disease: The chronic inflammation caused by autoimmune diseases can increase oxidative stress. These diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease and lupus. According to one study, glutathione helps reduce oxidative stress by either stimulating or reducing the body’s immunological response. Autoimmune diseases attack the mitochondria in specific cells. Glutathione works to protect cell mitochondria by eliminating free radicals.

8. May reduce oxidative damage in children with autism: Several studies, including a clinical trial reported in Medical Science Monitor, indicate that children with autism have higher levels of oxidative damage and lower levels of glutathione in their brain. This increased susceptibility to neurological damage in children with autism from substances such as mercury. In the clinical trial on children aged three to 13 years, autistic symptom changes were not evaluated, but children in both groups showed improvement in cysteine, plasma sulfate and whole-blood glutathione levels.

9. May reduce the impact of uncontrolled diabetes: Long-term high blood sugar is associated with lower levels of glutathione. This can lead to oxidative stress and tissue damage. A study found that supplementation with cysteine and glycine boosted glutathione levels. It also lowered oxidative stress and damage in people with uncontrolled diabetes, despite high sugar levels.

10. May reduce respiratory disease symptoms: N-acetylcysteine is a medication used to treat conditions such as asthma and cystic fibrosis. As an inhalant, it helps to thin mucus and make it less paste-like. It also reduces inflammation. N-acetylcysteine is byproduct of glutathione.

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