Glutathione Articles

Q&A: How to Put an End to Low Energy in the Afternoon

…increase glutathione levels. (Clin Invest Med 93 Jun;16(3):204–209) Glutathione is not only one of our body’s most powerful antioxidants, it also helps regulate DNA synthesis, enhances the immune system, and is an amazing detoxifying agent. Studies have repeatedly demonstrated that glutathione levels…

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Recovering from an Addiction to Alcohol

…free radicals. Amino acids are needed to help neutralize toxins and improve liver function in both alcohol and drug abuse. Two that stand out are glutathione and glutamine. One of the most economical and effective methods of raising the levels of these and other beneficial amino acids is through the use…

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Glutathione: A Key Substance for Aging Well

…this "master" antioxidant can enhance longevity Glutathione was discovered in 1888, but it wasn’t until the 1920s and 1930s that it received much attention. During that time it was discovered that there was a strong relationship between glutathione and aging of the lens of the eye. Since that time…

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NAC: A Glutathione Booster

…boost glutathione levels. Glutathione, a tripeptide composed of three amino acids—glycine, glutamic acid, and cysteine—occurs naturally in the body and is extremely important to continued health and wellness, and has also shown anti-cancer properties. Research has shown that glutathione levels decline…

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Recommendations for Healthy Vision

…within the lens. Low levels of glutathione lead to hardened, inflexible lens. You can increase your glutathione level by taking either glutathione tripeptide (500 mg a day) or a precursor of glutathione, N-acetylcysteine (500 to 600 mg a day). To enhance glutathione's effectiveness, take a multivitamin…

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The Power of Antioxidants

…the assault. Under ordinary circumstances, your body has the means to manage the process. Substances such as vitamins A, C, and E, selenium, and glutathione all act to step in and absorb these free radicals. (At this point I should mention the obvious: Antioxidants themselves become reactive as they neutralize…

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Probiotic Species and Strains: What Are Their Differences?

…in women L. fermentum This probiotic strain, which has been found in the probiotic foods sourdough and kimchi, produces superoxide dismutase and glutathione, both powerful antioxidants that help neutralize some of the toxic products made in the gut during digestion. L. fermentum has also been isolated…

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Nutrients for Preventing the Common Cold and Flu

…your body can defend against the common cold, flu, H1N1, and other viruses. * Vitamin D * Vitamin C * Probiotics * Epicor * Whey Protein Powder * Glutathione/N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) * Propolis * Selenium Vitamin D Research shows that optimizing your vitamin D levels is one of the very best strategies for…

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What You Really Need to Know About Eating Soy

…problems. In addition, soy is deficient in the amino acids cystine and methionine, two of the sulfur-containing proteins that are important for glutathione production. Also, the amino acid lysine in soy is somewhat fragile and is easily denatured during the high temperatures used in the processing of…

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