If I told you that the best antioxidant is already inside your body, you’d probably call me crazy. However, there a molecule produced in your body which is a part of every cell you have. It’s name is Glutathione (gloota-thigh-own), and many experts consider it essential to preventing many chronic, degenerative diseases.
Your body naturally produces glutathione, but optimal levels are depleted by stress, inadequate diet, and environmental toxins. Without this important guardian, your immune system begins to be overwhelmed from oxidative stress and free radicals.
According to Dr. Mark Hyman, author of Ultrametabolism and several other books, lower levels of glutathione means that your body is unable to recycle other antioxidants in sufficient amounts to ward off chronic illnesses, such as cancer and heart disease. In short, you’re ability to remain healthy becomes compromised.
Dr Stephen Langer, explains how glutathione works in this short video, courtesy of ihealthtube.com:
It seems complicated, but just think of glutathione as attracting the bad stuff in your body, like toxins and free radicals, and recycling the good. In this case the good stuff, consists of vitamin C, vitamin E and other antioxidants.
A good primer on Glutathione, written by Dr. Mark Hyman, can be found at this link to Huffingtonpost.com. I suggest you read it today.
The Bottom Line: I’m looking at additional research, to see how to properly add a glutathione supplement to my health regime. After all, I only have this life, so I’ll take all the help I can find to stay healthy. Glutathione is not a silver bullet, in and of itself. However, combined with other good health practices, it appears to be another tool for my overall wellness.
Are you going to take a good look at glutathione?
It’s your life, live well.