The single most important molecule in your body, glutathione goes by many names: it is the ultimate disease buster, master detoxifier, and mother of all antioxidants. Unfortunately, it’s under attack, which could leave you vulnerable to infections and diseases. Here’s a simple guide to glutathione and how best to support it so it supports you.
Why your body needs glutathione
Glutathione protects tissues from ageing, helps to fight viral infections, and is the key antioxidant to prevent cancer, heart disease, dementia, MS and more. The most effective detox compound in your body, it can remove about 50% of daily toxins. It’s no wonder that people who live well into the 100 years are proven to have exceptional levels of glutathione.
Research also proves that raised glutathione levels can support peak mental and physical performance. Decreased muscle damage, reduced recovery time, increased strength and endurance, and metabolism shift from fat production to muscle development.
The worrying effects of decreased glutathione.
Air pollution, heavy metals and stress are depleting our bodies of glutathione. When our glutathione takes a hit, our immune system does too. Allergies. Asthma. Heart disease. Cancer. Kidney and liver disease. Diabetes. Alzheimers and more. We have noted glutathione deficiency in nearly all clients with severe health conditions.
How can I tell if I am glutathione-deficient?
Symptoms of glutathione-deficiency include:
- Decreased movements and extreme fatigue
- Seizures or unusual muscle spasms and or confusion
- Decreased reaction time
- Delays in speech
- Loss of coordination
- Rapid heart rate
- Pale or yellow skin
- Deficiency can be genetic. A DNA Health test can help to reveal your genetic capacity to produce and recycle glutathione
How to treat deficiency
Tailored to your needs, we can devise a plan to boost your glutathione levels. Appropriate supplements might include
- N-acetyl cysteine (NAC)
- Vitamin C, selenium and lipoic acid
- NAC combined with glycine restores glutathione concentrations in elderly patients particularly well