The most important antioxidant to
add to your health regimen
In a word it’s GLUTATHIONE!
You might be wondering if it’s a stretch to label it the most important antioxidant. I’ll be happy to explain. . .
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Considering that your body produces glutathione naturally… and it’s found in every cell in your body… this unique antioxidant is in a prime position to clobber cell-damaging free radicals.
Scientific studies now show this molecule provides a host of health benefits, including its ability to:
1. Boost your immune system…
2. Detoxify your body…
3. Enhance mental function…
4. Increase your energy levels…
5. Improve liver function…
6. Protect you from cancerous cell growth…
7. And much MORE!
It’s little wonder that physician and author Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D. called glutathione the “mother of all antioxidants!”1
The recipe for a SUPER antioxidant!
Just in case you want nitty-gritty details, let me start by telling you that glutathione consists of three amino acids: cystine, glutamine and glycine.
Dr. Hyman identified the secret ingredient that makes glutathione a health superhero. He said this simple molecule contains sulfur chemicals that attract free radicals and toxins. These dangerous substances stick to the sulfur—and never have a chance to harm you!
Your body has the natural ability to recycle glutathione. But when you’re exposed to excessive toxins, this process becomes unbalanced.
What’s more, glutathione production can be hampered by the usual suspects: aging, medications, poor diet, stress, toxins and other damaging factors. If you’ve been reading this newsletter for long, you also know these same factors are associated with cancer, heart disease and diabetes. It’s very likely that REDUCING GLUTATHIONE is one of the major ways these risk factors operate to make you sick.
That list of risk factors — aging, poor diet, toxins, etc. — makes it quite likely that if you’re over 40—you probably don’t have enough glutathione to fight off diseases.
Glutathione deficiency has been named as a common symptom in a number of diseases including:
4. Autism Spectrum Disorder
8. Multiple Sclerosis
9. Parkinson’s Disease
This was confirmed by Jeremy Appleton, ND, chairman of the department of nutrition at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon.
In a WebMD article2, Appleton is quoted a saying:
“If you look in a hospital situation at people who have cancer, AIDS, or other very serious diseases, almost invariably they are depleted in glutathione. The reasons for this are not completely understood, but we do know that glutathione is extremely important for maintaining intracellular health.”
The bottom line is this: if you don’t have enough glutathione in your system, your body starts to fall apart from the inside out!
And several medical professionals agree that glutathione plays a critical role to good health…
The medical establishment weighs in on “Super G”
Glutathione can be credited with an astonishing variety of health benefits. Studies reveal that it functions as an amazing antioxidant… an indomitable immune system booster… and a dynamite detoxifier.
Consider some of the endorsements it has gotten from members of the medical community:
1. “Your life depends on glutathione. Without it, your cells would disintegrate from unrestrained oxidation, your body would have little resistance to bacteria, viruses and cancer, and your liver would shrivel up from the eventual accumulation of toxins.”
—Glutathione: Essential Health Aid — Antioxidant. Immune Booster. Detoxifier, Dr. Jimmy Gutman, MD, FACEP
2. “No other antioxidant is as important to overall health as glutathione. It is the regenerator of immune cells and the most valuable detoxifying agent in the body. Low levels are associated with early aging and even death.”
—The Immune System Cure, Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe & Patrick J.D. Bouic, Ph.D.
3. “Without glutathione, other important antioxidants such as vitamins C and E cannot do their job adequately to protect your body against disease.”
—Breakthrough in Cell Defense, Dr. Allan Somersall, Ph.D., M.D. with Dr. Gustavo Bounous, M.D. FRCS(C)
4. Glutathione plays a role in eliminating many carcinogens and also maintains an optimized immune function, providing stronger anti-tumor defenses.
—Cancer Letters 57: 91-94 1991
5. It is well known that aging is accompanied by a precipitous fall in glutathione levels. Lower glutathione levels are implicated in many diseases associated with aging, including cataracts, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, atherosclerosis and others.
—Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 47: 1021-26 1994
As you can tell, glutathione is a true heavyweight in battling cancer and other deadly diseases. So if you’re wondering where you can get your hands on this amazing bodyguard, keep reading…
Your best bet for boosting glutathione production
Dr. Hyman said in addition to exercise, one thing you can do to enhance your supply of glutathione is to eat foods rich in sulfur. Remember, the sulfur in this molecule is what attracts harmful free radicals.
Some of your best choices include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collards garlic, kale and onions. You can also use whey protein to take in cysteine and other amino acids that will help your body produce glutathione.
Because your body digests protein, you may not absorb sufficient glutathione by taking oral supplements. Most experts say it’s nearly useless to take glutathione by mouth. You could take it intravenously… but some folks aren’t too keen on the idea of regular needle sticks!
The usual solution is to take in some of the molecules your body needs to make glutathione. This includes nutrients such as:
1. Alpha lipoic acid
3. Milk thistle
4. N-acetyl cysteine
6. Vitamins B6 and B12
All of these nutrients work to help your body recycle and produce more glutathione.
In the long run, increasing your supply of glutathione could be the single most important thing you can do to help safeguard your health from destructive cancers!