Monday, April 30, 2012
Simply put, glutathione (GSH) is your body's master anti-oxidant. It's a small protein in your cells that's naturally produced when specific required elements are present. It functions both as an anti-oxidant and anti-toxin, and is a major defense against illness and aging.
Modern research has shown that individuals who have low levels of glutathione are susceptible to chronic illness. Decreased levels of glutathione can be brought about by continual stress on your immune system. As we now know, a lowered immune system can bring about illness and disease. This is a ferocious cycle. While you need glutathione for a productive immune system, a weakened immune system hampers the production of glutathione.
Our glutathione level actually indicates our state of health and can predict longevity.
Glutathione has been shown to slow down the aging process, detoxify and improve liver function, strengthen the immune system, and reduce the chances of developing cancer. Glutathione also works to help improve mental functions, increase energy, improve concentration, permit increased exercise, and improve heart and lung function - just to name a few.
Although there are more than 60,000 published papers on the benefits of glutathione supplementation, it is still largely ignored by mainstream medicine. In the near future, the importance of glutathione will be widely recognized because it can boost your immune system and fight the damage of free radicals in your cells.
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