Healthy cells rely on Glutathione
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant enzyme that we make in every cell in our body and is a significant component of our antioxidant defence system. High concentrations are produced in the liver where it plays a central role in ridding the body of harmful pollutants and protecting the tissues and cells from free radical damage.
Despite being a very small protein made up of three key amino acids lysine, cysteine and glutamine, Glutathione is a highly potent antioxidant and is therefore vital for health. It is amongst the most efficient substances used by cells and tissues throughout the body in their defence against oxidative stress. For this reason it is often referred to as the ‘Master Detoxifier’. It is particularly active in tissues that are most susceptible to toxicity such as the brain, kidneys, liver, heart, lungs, skin and eyes.
Scientists agree that Glutathione status within the cells is a very good indicator of the cells overall health and its ability to fight toxins. Without glutathione, red cells die, white cells can’t function effectively and nerve tissue degenerates.
What does Glutathione do in the body:
It helps to stimulate cell regeneration
It detoxifies harmful substances in the intestines before they reach the blood circulation
It improves liver function and is critical for liver detoxification processes
It plays a major role in the functioning of immune cells
It re-cycles other antioxidants like vitamin C and E, optimising the body’s ability to fight free radical damage caused by toxins, stress and ill health.
It controls inflammation by inhibiting the production of inflammatory substances
It plays a critical role in enhancing energy metabolism
It promotes optimal cellular health, preventing premature ageing