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Improve Your Glutathione Levels for Optimal Health

Tuesday, January 18th 2022 10:00am 4 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

Your body deals with constant oxidative stress from a variety of sources. To alleviate this stress and reduce the damage, your body uses a wide array of antioxidants. Glutathione (GSH) is a specific peptide molecule that offers the greatest antioxidant protection and recharges other antioxidants. You can take a natural, proactive approach to improve your glutathione levels for optimum health.

Every cell in your body produces glutathione. Many longevity scientists believe the level of glutathione in our cells points to how long you will live. This is a reasonable belief when considering the crucial role that glutathione plays in many essential body processes. Glutathione is sometimes called the “master antioxidant” because of its role in maintaining antioxidants like vitamin C and E in their active form.

Some estimates suggest that each cell in your body withstands around 10,000 attacks by free radicals each day. Glutathione disarms these free radicals before they do damage while it alleviates oxidative stress-related damage as well.

Glutathione levels protect the brain

If you are deficient in glutathione, the toxins will overburden your liver, which results in fat-soluble toxins being stored in fatty tissues. The central nervous system, prostate, and breasts are the most susceptible areas. Some research suggests that depleted cellular glutathione may lead to a higher risk of neurological and immune-related problems. The brain produces more free radicals than other areas of the body and needs more glutathione as a result.

Glutathione’s role in immunity

Glutathione plays a crucial role in immune function. Studies show that glutathione strengthens T cells, which help modulate the immune system. T cells coordinate the attack against pathogenic viruses, bacteria, parasites, and more while mitigating tissue damage and autoimmune responses.

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