Glutathione Immune Health

Glutathione (pronounced Gloo-ta-thigh-own) and also known as GSH, is the master antioxidant.

Glutathione molecule
Glutathione molecule

Glutathione GSH is found inside every cell of our body’s immune system working tirelessly, 24 hours each day, to protect our immune health and overall well being.

Our bodies are constantly exposed to harmful elements in daily living that actually accelerate raging by starting to damage our health cells.

Statistics indicate that more than 10,000 baby boomers a day are turning sixty-five years of age. The ‘baby boom’ phenomenon has been an economic stimulus for the past several decades and has the potential to be a major economic burden in decades to come.

Baby Boomers rely on the production of glutathione for superior immune system health and function.

Free-radicals (unstable molecules that can harm cells) are produced by the body as a normal part of breathing and metabolism.

In addition, certain environmental triggers create an increase in free-radical production, such as exercise, infections, pollution, stress, unhealthy foods and radiation with sunlight or X-rays.

Our natural defence against free-radicals and the promotion of anti-aging is to acquire more antioxidants. These are vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that stop the spread of free-radicals.

There are two basic kinds of antioxidants; those you make and those you take. Glutathione is both, an antioxidant produced in the body and through the consumption of a balanced, healthy diet.

paleodiet2Fresh fruit and vegetables are ideal food sources or the rejuvenation of glutathione because they are loaded with antioxidants and flavonoids and other nutrients that actually stimulate glutathione production and they are readily available.

Flavonoids are responsible for the vivid colours in fruits and vegetables. The richer the colour the more flavonoids contained in them.

Asparagus, avocados, brussel sprouts, cabbage, chives, leeks, onions, scallions, shallots, spinach and most fresh fruit with special attention to berries are particularly beneficial for our immune system.

Other natural sources of glutathione include whey protein, raw eggs, raw meat, blue-green algae, herbs and spices such as cur-cumin (turmeric), garlic and milk thistle.

milkthistle

Milk Thistle is a well studied, and very potent antioxidant that helps prevent glutathione depletion by detoxifying the liver ensuring a natural replenishment of glutathione. Superior immune system health and function is our best cellular defence against disease, fatigue, illness, premature aging, pollution, stress, viruses and more.