There are some nutrients that we all learned about as children. We grew up hearing about Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Calcium on cereal commercials. But there are so many other vital nutrients that many of us have never heard of, let alone learned how to spell for the Spelling Bee.
There is one in particular that every human should know about.
Did you know there is a master antioxidant that prevents dis-ease, fights cancer and other serious illnesses, and makes you live longer – but most people don’t have enough of it?
You may have heard it mentioned from Holistic Practitioners during the Pandemic due to its ability to super power the immune system. Many doctors are even using it via IV to treat nasty viruses and even Cancer.
Let’s talk all about – glutathione!
What Is Glutathione?
Glutathione is an antioxidant that your body naturally produces. It is a tripeptide, made of three amino acids: cysteine, glycine, and glutamic acid. With that combination, your body is able to reduce inflammation, activate the immune system, detox, fight free radicals – and more.
As long as your body is healthy and balanced, your body will continue to produce glutathione. Your liver produces glutathione – that is, if it is well functioning. If your liver is overloaded or sluggish, producing glutathione is very difficult – resulting in low levels. In today’s world, we are bombarded with so many pathogens, toxins, inflammatory elements and chemicals that we burn through our glutathione quickly.
Glutathione can be depleted by poor diet, exposure to toxins, stress, trauma, medication, aging, infections and radiation. Without a steady stream of glutathione, it can become very difficult to maintain good health. Almost all major health conditions (chronic fatigue, cancer, autoimmune, heart disease, chronic disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, autism, asthma, Parkinson’s, liver disease, kidney disease, etc) have been noted to have low glutathione levels.
Why Do We Need It?
Glutathione is called the “master antioxidant” because it plays such a major role in many bodily systems and functions.
From being a vital part of the immune system, to reducing muscle fatigue, there are a plethora of uses glutathione has in the body – but here are some of the main ones:
Glutathione plays a large role in the detoxification pathways in the body. It is essential that your body is able to get rid of toxins, waste, and debris – otherwise, things can start getting clogged up and cause all sorts of trouble with your health. To function at its highest capacity, your body needs glutathione to help clean up all the cell waste that is produced in the body. As viruses, bacteria, and other foreign living organisms and pathogens in the body feed on toxins you ingest or are exposed to or certain foods you eat, they create waste. If these viruses and bacteria feed, they also excrete. Their excretion is more toxic than what they fed on. This toxic waste can trigger and cause dis-ease in the body. (I talk about this process in-depth in The Cancer Warrior online course.) Having strong levels of glutathione is important for clearing out cell waste.
ELIMINATES FREE RADICALS
Free radicals are the product of the oxidation process in your body (a naturally occurring process as you age but which can be accelerated under certain conditions, causing dis-ease such as cancer). Free radicals can cause all sorts of damage on the cellular level in the body, and studies show that they definitely play a role in the development of cancer. Good news – glutathione to the rescue! Antioxidants naturally fight free radicals, but glutathione is the most powerful. Glutathione is being studied as a non-invasive way to treat and prevent cancer.
SUPPORTS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Glutathione activates the white blood cells in your body, which are a crucial part of your body’s defenses. Specifically, GSH (the active form of glutathione) has been found to promote T-cell growth and function – the type of white blood cell that eradicates viruses and bacteria. These T-cells are a must for your thymus to function properly, as the thymus is a major player in your immune system.
For those with autoimmune, supporting your body with glutathione is a wonderful way to assist your body through symptoms. Research is even showing that glutathione can prevent and treat autoimmune conditions.
OTHER BENEFITS OF GLUTATHIONE
- Protects against heavy metals
- Slows the effects of aging (Woohoo)
- Assists with treating Alzheimers
- Regenerates Vitamin C & E
- Helps the liver and gallbladder process fats
- Supports the formation of sperm cells
- Makes DNA
- Prevents and helps treat heart disease
- Many more.
How To Get Glutathione
Moving your body helps boost glutathione levels, among many other GSH-supporting benefits such as boosting circulation and detoxification and supporting immune function. If you can work up to 30 minutes a day, that is extremely helpful for glutathione production and overall health.
SUPPLEMENTS & HERBS
Glutathione is made up of amino acids, which your body digests – so taking glutathione in directly supplement form is not always guaranteed to fix your supply, especially if your body’s processes will not support sustained production of glutathione. The answer is not always in a supplement – but rather, in supporting your body in its natural processes. High-quality supplements can be one way to do this, but you must understand that taking a glutathione pill is not the best way to raise glutathione levels in the body (and the pill might not even be absorbed correctly to make any difference). You can support the body in producing and absorbing glutathione. Here are some good, clean supplements that do this:
- Liposomal Glutathione (extremely high-quality glutathione supplement)
- NAC (boosts glutathione levels)
- Methylfolate (assists the liver in methylation, improving its function and ability to produce glutathione)
- Selenium (helps recycle and produce glutathione)
- Vitamin B12 (supports the liver in producing glutathione)
- Milk thistle – as a supplement or a tea (detoxes and cleanses the liver and helps produce glutathione)
- Vitamin C and Vitamin E (vitamins that help create glutathione, and support the liver)
I have seen this method of increasing glutathione levels work wonders for myself, my family, and so many clients. It is one of the most effective ways to boost your glutathione levels. Here is a video that explains more:
These patches are super easy to stick on the skin. You can stick it and forget it as it does amazing work for you body. Give these glutathione phototherapy patches a try here.
Under-Appreciated, Overwhelming Impact
Glutathione can be a game-changer for many conditions – especially cancer. This master antioxidant can support your body through its healing journey. It is my hope that you take measures to increase your glutathione – and watch the benefits unfold!
Ignite the healer within,
P.S. If you want to learn more about how to support your body (or a loved one) through a cancer journey, or my best tips for preventing cancer, check out my online course The Cancer Warrior: Building Resiliency The Natural Way.