You may have never heard of glutathione, nevertheless it is at work in your body, wearing many hats in its role as master antioxidant. Your body may be able to go without food for a few weeks, water maybe for a couple of days, but glutathione only a few moments, yes it is that crucial to your survival. A lack of it can speed up the aging process and can open the door to disease and an abundance may just make you feel like you discovered the fountain of youth.
Why is glutathione so important?
With your body in a constant state of renewal, it is essential that healthy, not unhealthy cells are being replicated. Every cell makes or recycles glutathione, but after the age of 20 the levels begin to decrease about 1% each year. This may not seem dramatic or health altering, but over time and coupled with a chronic disease or other glutathione drains, you could see the aging process quickly manifest in your body. Here are some of glutathione’s amazing feats:
- Neutralizes free radicals
- Recycles other antioxidants C & E and helps the body to use efficiently
- Detoxifies and aids in removing toxins from body
- Enhances activity of natural killer cells
- Regulates vital functions such as synthesis and repair of DNA
- Improves immune response
- Encourages production of red blood cells, which aids in:
- wound healing by reducing inflammation
- helps build lean muscle tissue
- increases aerobic capacity
What reduces glutathione levels?
- Environmental toxins
Where can glutathione be found?
Strong concentrations of glutathione can be found in the liver, lungs, kidneys, heart and brain.
How is glutathione replenished?
Glutathione cannot be taken orally and survive digestion, it must be produced within the cells. In some cases, glutathione is administered intravenously which is a temporary but not permanent solution to increasing glutathione levels. In order to increase and maintain glutathione in your body you must give the cells the building blocks to produce glutathione. The building material: Alpha Lipoic Acid, Selenium, Vitamin C, N-Acetyl Cysteine, Glycine, Milk Thistle, Broccoli Sprouts, L Glutamine.
Get proactive with your health with glutathione. Talk to your doctor today to get your glutathione levels tested and devise a nutrition and supplement plan to get on the road to a healthy future!
Lakeview Family Wellness is your #1 Eastside and Seattle Wellness Center. We are a naturopathic medical clinic located at the very northern tip of Lake Washington between Seattle and Bothell in the city of Kenmore. At Lake View Family Wellness, we specialize in integrative medicine for the whole person. We emphasize people and not diseases while offering practical, real solutions to conditions and concerns such as: Diet, fitness, preventive care, women’s health, men’s health, cancer, chronic pain, common colds, autoimmune disease, and genetics.
Naturopathic medicine provides alternative, natural solutions for the most stubborn conditions. The doctors at Lake View Family Wellness utilize individualized nutrition strategies, pharmaceutical grade supplementation, intravenous (IV) therapy and a host of lifestyle modifying tools to make sure you reach your health goals. Creating opportunity for your body to overcome disease and surge in health is our number one priority. We hope to encourage and enable you to reach untold heights in your health journey. We look forward to serving you here at Lake View Family Wellness!
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Dr. Jeff Thomas, ND
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