• I have addressed glutathione many times…there are almost 100,000 articles on pub med about glutathione…I have now written a book on glutathione – will be up soon…it discusses how and why glutathione is a huge part of solving issues from Alzheimer’s, autism, adrenal fatigue, inflammatory issues, cardio issues, depression and a huge number of other issues….

Here again is a short list of what glutathione is involved in:

  • Master Anti-oxidant
    • –        Endogenous – made inside of the cell
    • –        Re-stabilizes itself and all other anti-oxidants
    • –        Deals with all 6 categories of free radicals
    • –        Works inside cell; in cell membrane; and outside of cell
    • –        Million times more powerful than any food or supplement anti-oxidant
  • Detoxification
    • –        Major component of Phase II in liver detox
    • –        Major component of all cellular detoxification
  • Inflammation
    • –        Major component of healthy inflammation resolution
  • Hormone regulation
    • –        Involved either directly or indirectly with all hormones in the body
  • Cellular Energy
    • Cellular energy is provided by the ATP; created by the mitochondria – GSH is the only known molecule that protects the mitochondria
  • Prostaglandin synthesis (vasodilation/constriction)
    • important for anti-inflammatory processes and for arterial health
  • NO regulation:
    • hormones, vasodilation, immune system,
  • DNA
    • Protects DNA from going sideways; involved in both or elimination of abnormal DNA
    • also required in protein synthesis
  • Cellular transport
    • Required for most amino acid transportation in the cells
  • Anti-aging
    • Involved , like other anti-oxidants in preventing telomere breakdown but also the only known molecule that can provoke telomere creation
  • Calcium movement
    • Required for regulation of Calcium movement (gating of cardio cell function)
  • Respiratory
    • 40% required in RBC to both pick up/release both O2 & CO2
  • Immune System
    • Lymphocytes, ie., T cells, B cells,   macrophages, TNF, NK, etc,  all require glutathione to both develop and function
    • also required to regulate the balance between different types of immune cells, ie., Th1 & Th2 – if either is dominant, you are vulnerable to a whole list of disorders
  • Now let’s look at some of the things that deplete glutathione:

    • Age
    • Alcohol
    • Dehydration
    • Drugs (pharmaceutical and illegal)
    • Genetic disorders
    • Heavy load of pseudo estrogens (in meats and poultries and other foods)
    • Heavy metal toxicity
    • Infection
    • Injuries
    • Pesticides, insecticides, and other toxicities
    • Pollution
    • Poor sleeping habits
    • Stress
    • Too much sun
    • Too much exercise (exercising past a sweat)

    Things that help support glutathione synthesis in the body:

    • 1) sulfur loaded foods:  broccoli, kale, cauliflower,
    • 2) milk thistle
    • 3) vitamins B6, B9 & B12, C & E
    • 4) selenium
    • 5) NAC (N-acetyl-cysteine)
    • 6) ALA (alpha lipoic acid)
    • 7) Exercise – but don’t exercise past a sweat – otherwise you loose it

    This is a new youtube video on some findings with glutathione… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UyDmDdfEjU#!

    Be responsible, do your research, find a good health practitioner.

    Here’s to your health!

    For more information, contact: Dr Holly at holly@choicesunlimited.ca

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