Glutathione (GSH) is your body’s master antioxidant, it is a small molecule produced naturally in the body if the required building blocks are available. Glutathione strengthens the immune system, detoxifies the body, fights intracellular inflammation, and neutralizes numerous types of free radicals. Toxins and free radicals damage your cells thereby accelerating the aging process along and making you more susceptible to ailments and other issues associated with aging.
Body’s use of Glutathione
The cells in your intestinal tract use glutathione to try to eliminate the chemical preservatives, pesticides and countless other toxins you ingest before they are transported throughout your body. The liver cells use glutathione as their detergent to detoxify your blood. Your eye and skin cells use glutathione to protect themselves against radiation. Glutathione helps your body defend against oxidative stress, which has been associated with more than 74 major diseases and disorders. Simply put, without glutathione, oxygen-based life on earth would be impossible.
Over 100,000 scientific studies
Over 100,000 scientific studies and articles on glutathione are recorded in PubMed, the official U.S. Government library of medical research. Those articles reveal the remarkable role glutathione plays in the protection and function of every cell, organ, and tissue in the human body and the support of optimal health and function. They also show the terrible consequences of low glutathione levels, and how those lower levels accelerate the aging process and increase vulnerability to the issues of aging.
The effect of low glutathione
Modern research has shown that individuals who have low levels of glutathione have a high association with illness. Unfortunately, decreased levels of glutathione can be brought about by continual stress upon the immune system. This is a ferocious cycle. While you need glutathione for a productive immune system, a weakened immune system hampers the production of glutathione. Various daily activities can also reduce your glutathione levels such as stress, exercise, infection, injury, poor diet, and environmental toxins. Your glutathione, or in other words, your body’s natural defense against aging and cellular damage starts to decline as you age, decreasing by about 10% to 15% every decade!
The future of glutathione
In the near future the importance of glutathione will be widely recognized because of the vital role it plays in your daily and long-term health. Max International is committed to leading the way in educating about its importance.