Glutathione Antioxidant FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Here are the Glutathione Antioxidant FAQ for the health nut!
What is Glutathione?
Glutathione is a protein consisting of three amino acids, namely, glycine, cysteine, and glutamic acid. These amino acids are called the glutathione precursors.
It is one of the body's endogenous antioxidants, along with superoxide dismutase (SOD), CoEnzyme Q10 (CoQ10), alpha lipoic acid and Catalase.
Where is it found?
Glutathione is manufactured inside the cells of the body. It is mostly concentrated in the cells of the lungs where most of oxidation takes place.
GSH is also found in some foods such as avocado and strawberry. Raw egg has the highest glutathione content among foods.
GSH can also be taken in a supplement form. The main ingredient of an effective glutathione supplement is n-acetylcysteine or NAC.
Where are the causes of glutathione depletion?
- Injury, Trauma or Burns
- Buildup of Free Radicals
- Oxidative stress
- Buildup of toxins
- Poor diet
Where are the health benefits of glutathione antioxidant?
The major benefits of glutathione as the body's "master antioxidant" are as follows:
- MORE ENERGY
- CELLULAR DETOXIFICATION
- STRONGER IMMUNE SYSTEM
- FASTER RECOVERY FROM EXERCISE
- HEALTHIER, PROTECTED CELLS
Where are the side effects of taking or using GSH?
There are no glutathione side effects established except for skin whitening.
Potential side effects are bloating, stomach upset, headache and other flu-like symptoms. These are due to the detoxifying action of glutathione inside the body.
It is even safe and beneficial for pregnant mother and developing fetus.
How does glutathione delay aging?
Glutathione antioxidant helps delay aging by fighting free radicals and oxidative stress in each and every cell of the body.
How can glutathione in help in various disorders?
GSH is an antioxidant. Thus, its action is fighting free radicals. Free radicals cause oxidative stress. And oxidative stress can cause different disorders such as:
What are the ways to increase our blood glutathione?
The best way is increasing our intake of glutathione-rich foods. Did you know that mother's milk is an excellent source?
Supplementing with an effective glutathione supplement is second BEST. After all, it's almost impossible to get all nutrients from the foods we eat each day. Make sure yours is backed by a double blind study.
Beter yet,check if your supplement has been awarded a composition patent
Intravenous glutathione is another way, albeit painful and expensive.
Glutathione creams to whiten the skin are ineffective.
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