Glutathione is an essential protein, naturally generated by every living cell throughout our bodies. However due to poor diet, pollution, toxins, medication, stress, infection and aging the optimum healthy level of Glutathione may not be attained, with a corresponding detrimental effect on the cells efficiency and the body’s overall health. Persistent low levels of Glutathione reduces sustainable health and leaves the body prone to infection, diseases and accelerated aging.
The acronym AID is often used to explain the broad effectiveness of Glutathione, as follows:
A: Antioxidant. Many scientists call Glutathione the master antioxidant which plays a major role in protecting us against oxidative stress.
I : Immune system booster. A robust immune system is essential in our never ending daily battle against infectious diseases.
D: Detoxifier – within cells Glutathione transforms toxic substances into soluble forms which can thus be eliminated from the body via urination.
The first step to ensure an adequate Glutathione level within our cells is via a healthy diet, rich in cyanohydroxybutene and alpha lipoic acids, such as in brussels sprouts, cabbage, spinach, broccoli, avocados and watermelons etc. We can also minimize our exposure to pollution, toxins etc. however we currently remain increasingly vulnerable to Glutathione erosion due to the aging process. Hence supplementation is presently the most viable option. But since Glutathione operates at the cellular level it is imperative that any such supplementation must arrive and be circulated within the blood stream intact.
The first obvious method of delivery is via intravenous injection of Glutathione in a liquid form. Such injectable supplements are available but require administration by a medical professional.
Alternatively an assortment of Glutathione supplements in capsule form are on the market. However if this protein is consumed alone it suffers degradation as it passes through the digestive system and thus rendered ineffective. however a newly marketed product named Max GLX claims to be a Glutathione accelerator. The promoter of this popular product claims, via scientific verification, that since Glutathione is a tripeptide it can be produced by supplying the body with glutamic, cysteine and glycine, which assists the body to naturally produce additional Glutathione.
In conclusion it is accepted that maintaining Glutathione levels are essential in promoting health, youthfulness and longevity.
It must be recognized that overall health begins at the cellular level. Hence maintaining sufficient levels of Glutathione within our cells should be an essential pillar in any anti-aging strategy. In order to accomplish this the following is advises: