Supplementing The Vital Nutritional Compound Glutathione To Your Health

Glutathione is an essential substance for many processes of the human body. It is produced by the liver, using three amino acids as source material. Called the building blocks of protein, amino acids are used in many ways in our metabolic process. Glutathione works as an antioxidant and a detoxifier throughout our bodies, and good health cannot be maintained if this compound is deficient.

Studies have discovered that most of our supply of this important substance is found in our liver, where it is produced. It aids in the liver’s function of purifying the bloodstream of toxins and of metabolic wastes. It is also found in our bloodstream, our lungs, and our intestines. It aids in the digestion of carbohydrates and in breaking down oxidized fats that the body deposits in our tissues in an attempt to keep them out of circulation.

Although all of us need this important nutrient, those who smoke or drink excessive amounts of alcohol will benefit the most. Glutathione appears to protect the lungs from harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke. It also seems to protect liver cells from damage by alcohol.

A deficiency of this substance is quickly revealed by the nervous system. People with a deficiency suffer from tremors, mental disorders, a loss of balance, and lack of coordination. Internal damage is found in many vital organs when the supply of the essential compound is inadequate.

Levels of this essential substance decrease with age, either because the body produces less of it or because more of it is used in the metabolic process. Researchers have called glutathione the ‘master antioxidant’, even more valuable than Vitamin C. Studies continue to show how effective it is in maintaining health throughout life.

This nutrient is sold in capsule form. It can also be found in amino acid formulas and liquid proteins. However, since it is not ingested in food but rather produced by the body, some health advisers feel that oral supplementation may not be effective. The studies that will answer this question have not been completed. Many experts advocate instead the supplementation of the three amino acids that are used in the production of the compound.

Cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine are the components of the ‘master antioxidant’. Although these true amino acids are found in food, they are affected by the heat of cooking and by processing. Supplementing these building blocks might be the best way to insure your body has what it needs to maintain and restore health.

Glutathione is necessary for life and health. However, it should not be taken without the advice of a trained practitioner or without comprehensive study of the role of amino acids in our bodies. There are special forms of these important nutrients that have been clinically tested and found to be superior. There is a lot of information on this subject; just be sure it comes from a reputable source.

Supplementing The Vital Nutritional Compound Glutathione To Your Health

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