GlutathioneThe good news is that your body produces its own glutathione. The bad news is that toxins from poor diet, pollution, toxins, medications, stress, trauma, aging, infections and radiation all deplete your glutathione.
This leaves you susceptible to unrestrained cell disintegration from oxidative stress, free radicals, infections and cancer. And your liver gets overloaded and damaged, making it unable to do its job of detoxification.

How does it work?

The secret of glutathione is the sulfur (SH) chemical groups it contains. Sulfur is a sticky, smelly molecule. It acts like fly paper and all the bad things in the body stick onto it, including free radicals and toxins like mercury and other heavy metals. Normally glutathione is recycled in the body — except when the toxic load becomes too great. And that explains why we are in such trouble.
But as I said, there is also good news. You can do many things to increase this natural and critical molecule in your body and here are four ways to start today:


4 Tips to Boost your Glutathione Levels


1. Consume sulfur-rich foods. The main ones in the diet are garlic, onions and the cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, collards, cabbage, cauliflower, watercress, etc).


2. Try bioactive whey protein. This is great source of cysteine and the amino acid building blocks for glutathione synthesis. As you know, I am not a big fan of dairy. But this is an exception — with a few warnings. The whey protein MUST be bioactive and made from non-denatured proteins ("denaturing" refers to the breakdown of the normal protein structure). Choose non-pasteurized and non-industrially produced milk that contains no pesticides, hormones, or antibiotics. Immunocal is a prescription bioactive non-denatured whey protein that is even listed in the Physician's Desk Reference.


3. Exercise boosts your glutathione levels and thereby helps boost your immune system, improve detoxification and enhance your body's own antioxidant defenses. Start slow and build up to 30 minutes a day of vigorous aerobic exercise like walking or jogging, or play various sports. Strength training for 20 minutes 3 times a week is also helpful.


4. Take Glutathione Supporting Supplements. One would think it would be easy just to take glutathione as a pill, but the body digests protein — so you wouldn't get the benefits if you did it this way. However, the production and recycling of glutathione in the body requires many different nutrients and you CAN take these. Here are the main supplements that need to be taken consistently to boost glutathione. Besides taking a multivitamin and fish oil, supporting my glutathione levels with these supplements is the most important thing I do every day for my personal health.

Benefits of Glutathione

Found in every living cell on the planet, glutathione is vital for both health and life. Responsible for detoxifying our cells, GSH acts as a magnet for toxins and heavy metals. Gathering up these harmful substances and ushering them out of the body, resulting in improved cellular function. The most well documented benefits of supplementing glutathione levels are those to do with liver health. In part this is due to the reduced toxicity level, taking the onus off the liver and allowing it to repair itself.The liver is the single most important organ when it comes to keeping us healthy, constantly detoxifying our blood and cleansing our body of any potentially harmful infectious agents. By supporting liver health you are really supporting total body health, including cognitive health and immune function.Now that we have covered why glutathione is so vital for our health and well-being, it is important to understand how to best increase your GSH levels.

Aceite de oliva Virgen Extra PremiumIncluding an array of fresh, organic produce in the diet is helpful in providing the body with the nutrients it needs to create glutathione. Sulfur-rich vegetables such as garlic, onions, parsley and cruciferous vegetables are particularly helpful in addition to avocados, squash and tomatoes. Be aware that cooking reduces the glutathione content of vegetables by 30-60%, and canning eliminates it completely.