Glutathione: the master molecule in your body
With a million electrons, glutathione is a supreme antioxidant molecule that can neutralize
countless free radicals and recycle other antioxidants. Unlike antioxidants such as Vitamin C which has only five
electrons to neutralize free radicals, and can potentially become a free radical itself, glutathione recycles
itself and all other antioxidants so that they can do their jobs again and again. It is no wonder known to be the
most important antioxidant and is at least 10,000 times more powerful than Vitamin C! It can handle every
single type of free radical.
While many antioxidants may become free radicals themselves, especially in the absence of the
necessary co-factors and synergistic nutrients, glutathione never becomes a free radical. In fact, as the
glutathione molecules’ electrons are completely used up and it becomes oxidized, it fuses with another oxidized
molecule through a disulfide bridge to form GSSG.
MASTER Cell Detoxifier
Glutathione is responsible for eliminating many different environmental
poisons and toxins. Liver has the most concentrated glutathione level in the body. Now you know why live does
most of the detoxification work. Apart from the liver, every cell needs optimal glutathione levels to defend
against toxins from heavy metals, free radicals and other invaders. Studies found on PubMed show that
glutathione binds with heavy metals such as mercury, zinc, copper and transport them to liver, and the high
level of glutathione in liver does most of the jobs to escort the toxins out of the body through urine.
Glutathione is needed to combat intracellular inflammation and inhibits the
production of most inflammatory cytokines.
Gatekeeper of our Cells
Glutathione is crucial for protein synthesis and nutrient assimilation. Whether you drink a
glass of fresh antioxidant-rich juice or a raw protein shake, glutathione is the gatekeeper which pulls the amino
acids and nutrients into the cell to be absorbed. Without sufficient glutathione, all the fancy nutrition is hardly
of any value to the cell, and thus for health.
Immune System Booster
Glutathione protects the immune cells and act as
signaling molecules to activate accurate and optimal immune response, on both the innate and adaptive
level. The all-important T-lymphocytes are very significantly activated, resulting in strong proliferation.
Glutathione is essential for phagocytic activity of polymorphonuclear neutrophils, dendritic cell functions, and
antigen presentation by antigen-presenting cells (APCs).
Glutathione is there to assure that the creation of cellular energy is not hampered by free
radical damage. It is required for ATP (Energy) Production – People with high glutathione levels produce high
amounts of ATP and feel much more energetic and alert.
Ultimate Anti-Aging Molecule
People who have aged considerably may be in for incredible changes in their appearance in as
short as 2 weeks – with their skin tightening and looking more radiant very quickly – repairing the oxidative
damage that has been dealt to them big time. Generally, skin health is boosted tremendously from the inside
It Maintains Cellular Redox Homeostasis – Maintains
oxidation level of cells and holds them in check e.g. hemoglobin in red blood cells must be in reduced state (+2)
to accept and bind to oxygen and deliver to cells and glutathione helps to ensure the red blood cells remain in
this optimal state.
It Improves Health Systemically – Brilliant for lungs,
heart, kidneys, digestion, eyes, and even raising DHEA and IGF-1 levels, thus reflecting its significance in
pituitary, adrenal and endocrine function (hormones) in general.
It Induces Delta Wave Sleep – GSSG molecules induce
deep, delta wave sleep, ensuring optimal repair and rejuvenation, and also HGH production.
It Supports Peak Athletic Performance and Accelerates Muscle
Recovery – People doing cardiovascular or resistance training will find increased stamina, intensity,
and faster recovery periods.
It Results in Healthy Weight Loss – As ATP production
goes up, energy and caloric expenditure goes up, which is a surefire way to lose extra fat, even without any change
It Protects DNA – Glutathione protects the nucleus DNA
and mitochondrial DNA of the cell.