Glutathione and Oxidative Stress
Before we look at glutathione and how it absolutely CAN be effectively supplemented, we want to touch on oxidative stress and what it does to our bodies. A contributing factor in over 74 major diseases known to man, oxidative stress represents the imbalance between the production and manifestation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) like free radicals and a biological system's ability to readily detoxify or repair the resulting damage. Defending your cells against oxidative stress is a critical function of antioxidants in the body. Essentially, when our bodies are stressed they call for antioxidant help and the powerhouse that answers that call is GLUTATHIONE.
The Most Powerful of All Antioxidants
Glutathione is produced naturally in the body and is involved in strengthening the immune system, fighting intracellular inflammation, regulating metabolic and biochemical reactions, detoxifying the body, and neutralizing numerous types of free radicals. By supporting the production of glutathione, you can help your body repair and defend itself.
The Challenges with Supplementing
Science has long understood the VALUE of glutathione, widely recognized as the MOST POWERFUL of all antioxidants. Numerous dis-eases of the body can be directly and indirectly attributed to LOW levels of this amazing antioxidant.
Until recently, however, supplementing with glutathione itself was counterproductive as it is simply too large to enter into the cells of the body. Injections were only minimally useful for this same reason. And oral glutathione would break down during digestion (due to its fragile tri-peptide structure it didn't survive the digestive tract).
Clinically Proven Breakthrough!
Enter the late Dr. Robert Keller, a highly credentialed MD with degrees in Immunology, Hematology, and Oncology. Following years of research, Dr. Keller developed a compound that can provide the body with the precursors needed to manufacture glutathione -- an incredible breakthrough!
Understanding the nature and environment of the digestive tract, his original compound was designed to be broken down by the digestion process and when the breakdown process is complete, all the components necessary for the body to generate glutathione efficiently and consistently emerge into the blood stream.
This remarkable compound has been clinically proven in a two-month, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to boost intracellular glutathione levels by almost 300%, supporting the process of manufacturing and recycling glutathione in the cells.
It has also been shown to raise DHEA and IGF-1 levels by 46% and 40.8% respectively, as well as lower TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) by 37%, a primary bio-marker of systemic cellular inflammation. Study results can be found in the pdf at the bottom of this page.
Falling Glutathione Levels
If you're still not convinced that a glutathione accelerator product can benefit EVERY body, consider this: The body not only has to fight off the damage caused by oxidative stress but most people's glutathione levels naturally fall about 10% per decade! That means that as you age you have less antioxidant protection and less ability to detoxify the cells and keep them functioning properly.
And lower levels of glutathione also lead to more inflammation, the physical root of most diseases. If you're wondering what that means, take a close look at someone who has lived an active life well into their 90's or 100+ years. It is typically found that they have glutathione levels equal to someone aged 30 to 50! What an amazing antioxidant!