What is Glutathione?
Glutathione is quite simply the bodies MASTER Antioxidant
Considered to be a Nutraceutical, Glutathione has had many thousands of articles written about it and the numerous things it does within the cells of the human body so, to keep things simple, we shall only discuss some of the major roles Glutathione performs here. In addition to its effective Anti-Aging properties, the four main things to focus on are:
- Immune System Booster
An antioxidant is any one of a number of substances which protects the cells of your body from the harmful effects of free radicals or oxidative damage. You can see the effects of oxidative damage when you remove the peel of an apple. The skin of the apple protects it from oxidative damage, but from the second you remove the skin of the apple it will begin to undergo oxidative damage. It will turn brown and in time will completely perish. You will also see such an effect on metal known as rust. Oxidative damage ultimately will cause our bodies to age. We are all too familiar with the term “Antioxidant“. Most people know about antioxidants such as Beta-carotene, Lutein, Lycopene, Selenium, Vitamin C, A and E. It is fair to say that without certain antioxidants we may well suffer from ill health, but without Glutathione you would die! Glutathione is the body’s own natural antioxidant manufactured within the cells to perform a multitude of tasks to maintain your health. The body doesn’t make any other antioxidant to protect itself, it makes Glutathione because this is the most abundantly produced, natural and effective antioxidant for your body bar none when it comes to dealing with protecting the body from the abundance of toxins and diseases which are constantly burdening our bodies. Furthermore, any other antioxidant you consume will be unable to function properly without the presence of Glutathione.
Immune System Booster
Having a strong immune system means more than catching fewer colds. The immune system is the foundation of your health. It is our protector and is what deals with the multitude of things which attack our system on a constant basis. Pathogens, bacteria, disease and toxins. Some things may affect you instantly and others are accumulative and affect you over the course of time and may cause illnesses such as cancer. If these invaders are not dealt with, it will cause you to age prematurely. The immune system deals with all the harmful foreign matter which invades our system quietly in the background. It is only when you become ill that you realise the burden was too great and your health becomes compromised. It may be a minor illness easily dealt with, or it could overwhelm your body and threaten your existence. Glutathione is the foundation of your immune system. Just as you would feed your plants to keep them strong and healthy, you should also feed your immune system its main fuel to keep it performing at peak levels. Without high enough levels of Glutathione the invaders will get through. The food for your immune system is Glutathione.
It is completely impossible to prevent toxins from getting into our bodies. The main issue should be how to most effectively deal with them. Every breath we take, every morsel we ingest, we take in toxins. The main organs of the body which have the role of eliminating these toxins from our body is the liver and kidneys. If we are unable to deal with them, we end up with large levels of toxins circulating around our body. If this was to happen our cells and organs would become damaged. When Glutathione levels are low it has been shown that our liver and kidney function becomes poor. High Glutathione levels are needed for proper liver and kidney function.
If you remember back to your biology classes you will recall within each of our cells are tiny structures called mitochondria. These are like our cells batteries. Our cells are constantly on the go performing numerous activities within our bodies all day long, so we need these structures to be in top shape 24/7. The more efficiently our mitochondria are able to perform, the more energy we will have. The mitochondria burn oxygen to perform their tasks and it is this process of burning fuel that will inevitably result in a build up of waste product. Unless this waste product is removed, the mitochondria will be limited in their ability to perform their role efficiently and if they can’t perform efficiently, the energy we derive from them will be greatly reduced. The cells produce Glutathione to deal with the demands of the mitochondria, which keeps them working at their best. High Glutathione levels are needed to keep mitochondria working at optimum levels, which results in increased energy.
By now it should be fairly clear Glutathione is, without question, one of the most important substances your body needs. So how do we make sure we have high levels of Glutathione in our bodies?
It is important to mention that you cannot raise your Glutathione levels by consuming Glutathione. Beware of products that claim to do this. It must be produced by the body. To do this you need to consume the Glutathione precursor cysteine. No other product on the planet will raise Glutathione levels like Immunocal will. Immunocal has an impressive array of medical proof, which is so important in the medical community to back up the product claims. These are double blind / placebo controlled studies (gold standard in medicine). These studies made it possible to secure “Method of Use” patents (A patent that covers the use of a product to treat certain health problems. This type of patent is what separates Immunocal from other products of its kind, which simply hold a basic“patent”, as they require VALID and MEDICAL research to be obtained). Most notable of these patents are:
Method of Use Patents
- HIV Treatment
- Improved Immune Response
Furthermore, Immunocal® has been listed in the most prestigious and trusted medical publications. It is listed on the Health Canada website (not something they do lightly). It is endorsed by the 2008 winner of The Nobel Prize in Medicine, Dr. Luc Montagnier. I hope you can see the importance of raising your Glutathione levels and no other product will perform the task like Immunocal®. As with taking any type of dietary supplementation, regardless of how natural it is, you should always seek the advice of your doctor before doing so as every individual is different and specific individual circumstances may need to be taken into consideration to do so safely.