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Clinical Glutathione

Clinical Glutathione

Glutathione, the body’s master antioxidant produced by the liver, has been in the news a lot lately.

Many ICU’s caring for COVID-19 patients have incorporated intravenous glutathione into their medical therapy to help reduce run-away inflammation known as the cytokine storm that can lead to severe, sometimes irreversible damage to respiratory epithelium.

But even in healthy times every cell in the body needs glutathione to stay healthy. As an antioxidant glutathione fights the oxidative stress that can promote many chronic diseases and supports the immune system.

Without antioxidants, free radicals (due to their unstable molecular composition) could initiate chain reactions that damage cells and their cellular DNA. This oxidative stress can not only cause excessive inflammation, but may kill cells, affect cellular replication and regeneration, and if the situation becomes chronic, may play a significant role in many human diseases.

Glutathione also plays a major role in detoxification – ridding our bodies of damaging materials and byproducts. It helps take toxins we get from our environment out of circulation and prepares them for disposal out of your body, either through the stool (via bile) or urine.

Having Enough Glutathione
All cells in a healthy body synthesize glutathione as long as we have the necessary building blocks and the chemical processes to make it are working well.

But as we age, we make less glutathione. In fact, by age 65, there is a 50% reduction in our active glutathione levels. And diseases and environmental stressors increase our requirement for glutathione.

Clinical Glutathione from Euromedica is a patented under-the-tongue slow-dissolve nutrition supplement lozenge that allows us to absorb active, usable glutathione right into your bloodstream. Without this protected delivery system, if swallowed, glutathione would be made inactive during the digestive process.

Another excellent option is Pure Encapsulations Liposomal Glutathione, which uses phospholipids to protect the glutathione through the digestive tract.

Other Ways to Increase Levels of Glutathione to Maintain Good Health

If the body is supplied with the “raw materials” or building blocks for glutathione, it can potentially convert it to the active glutathione.

What are some building blocks for glutathione?  They include garlic and onions, sulfur containing cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and cabbage and nutrition supplements such as:
milk thistle (silymarin)
N-acetylcysteine (NAC), or
curcumin.

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