Our Need For Glutathione
You are probably saying ”what is this, I don’t even know how to pronounce it. Actually, it is the most important molecule we need to stay healthy and prevent disease. It’s the secret to preventing aging, cancer, heart disease, dementia and much more. It is also necessary to treat everything from autism to Alzheimer’s disease. By the way, it is prounced “gloota-thigh-own.”
The good news is that our body produces its own glutathione. The bad news is that poor diet, pollution, toxins, medications, stress, trauma, aging, infections and radiation all deplete our glutathione. So, why is this important?
Glutathione Maintains a Healthy Immune System
Glutathione is necessary to maintain the normal function of the immune system. It is a small molecule made up of three amino acids, which exists in almost every cell of the body. Without glutathione, disease would ravage our body and a very early death would be the result.
Earl Mindell, R.Ph., Ph.D. says in “What You Should Know About the Super Antioxidant Miracle” that Glutathione is a substance, the levels of which in our cells are predictive of how long we will live. He goes on to say that glutathione has been called the “master antioxidant”, and regulates the actions of lesser antioxidants such as vitamin C. and vitamin E within the body.
However, the environment in which we live has devastated our ability to create adequate glutathione in our bodies. How many of us actually eat the healthy foods that we need? How many of us actually take the time to make sure that we are eating foods that our bodies need? To make adequate glutathione, are several things that we need.
We Live In A Very Toxic Environment
The very air that we breathe is full of pollution and toxins. This is especially true if we live in cities. Often I have driven to Denver, Colorado and wanted to turn around before I got there because “haze” was literally hiding the buildings from view.
In this 21st century, we are bombarded with heavy metals like mercury, lead, etc. They are in products that are all around us. They even end up in our processed food.
Also, the food we eat has been covered with insecticides so that the farmer can produce more abundant crops. Yes, they kill the bugs that attack the plants, but what do they do to our systems? We cannot produce very much glutathione in our bodies eating all these chemicals and pesticides.
Stress, Trauma and Aging Reduce Glutathione
The world we live in produces a tremendous amount of stress in our lives. This becomes very traumatic in our bodies. This also keeps us from producing enough glutathione.
And all of are aging, whether we like it or not. And the older we get, the less glutathione our bodies produce. It is no wonder that the older we get, the more susceptible we are to getting diseases and even cancer.
What We Need To Create Glutathione
First, we need sulfur-rich foods. But how many of us eat garlic, onions and the cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, collards, cabbage, cauliflower, watercress, etc.)? And when we do, how many chemicals, insecticides that have been sprayed on them are we consuming?
We need bioactive whey protein. Yes, this comes from dairy products. However, when milk is pasteurized, it kills this whey protein. Also most of our milk contains pesticides, hormones and antibiotics, that come from the cows that produce that milk. The pesticides come from the food that the cows eat and the hormones and antibiotics are injected into the cows to make them produce more.
What Can We Do About It?
So, what can we do about it? We are told that we need to take antioxidants like Vitamins C and E. We should also take folate and vitamins B6 and B12. And these are very beneficial for us. But they will not help us produce the amount of glutathione that we need in the toxic world in which we live.
The Website “Drugs.com” Said What We Can Do
Drugs.com recently published a news report that said: “Results of a new peer-reviewed study published online in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine clearly demonstrates that the synergistic impact of the active ingredients used in the formulation of Protandim® dramatically increases the body’s production of glutathione, a key antioxidant and anti-aging factor, as well as increases important antioxidant enzymes.”
Dr. Joe McCord said:
Dr. Joe McCord said that Protandim increased glutathione in our bodies more than 300 percent. He also said: “Contrary to popular belief, our bodies don’t actually rely upon the intake of vitamins, such as C and E, to maintain proper antioxidant balance; rather we utilize a complex network of antioxidant enzymes to maintain health and protect against oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is damaging to our bodies in that it is a major contributor to aging, weakened immune function, and over 200 diseases. In fact, the use of direct antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, as an effective way to reduce oxidative stress has been largely discredited in the past few years. Under some circumstances, vitamins such as C and E can actually promote oxidative stress rather than relieve it. Protandim® reduces oxidative stress by enhancing the body’s entire network of antioxidant enzymes.”
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