Glutathione: Your Body’s Most Powerful Antioxidant (and How to Boost It)
Antioxidants are compounds in foods that protect the body from free radicals, which interfere with the function of cells and accelerate aging. Free radicals are introduced into the body through environmental toxins, such as pollution, cigarette smoke, and pesticides. They also generate as a result of some of the body’s metabolic processes, including digestion and processing medications.
Free radicals are associated with a number of serious health problems:
- Free radicals cause cellular damage, which accelerates cellular aging and outward signs of age
- Free radicals have been associated with the development of illnesses like heart disease and cancer
- Free radicals put additional stress on the body’s systems, causing them to be less efficient
Antioxidants neutralize the free radicals they come in contact with and prevent oxidation. However, it can be difficult to get enough antioxidants in the average diet compared to the high amount of toxins we now face on a daily basis.
The Absolutely Amazing Benefits of Glutathione
When it comes to the best antioxidants, glutathione benefits are second to none. Every cell in your body generates glutathione, and it is key to most of the body’s functions. It takes the form of a peptide, consisting of three powerful amino acids–the basic building blocks of all the body’s major processes. When present in high enough concentrations, Glutathione quickly and effectively protects against free radicals and prevents the damage they can cause.
In addition to neutralizing free radicals, glutathione has many other revitalizing benefits:
- It strengthens your immune response and defends you against disease
- It reduces the inflammation associated with many health problem
- It enhances your body’s ability to break down and detoxify fats
- It prevents the body from developing drug resistance
Optimize Your Glutathione Level With Nutrient Therapy
Although the body generates its own glutathione, it generally doesn’t produce enough to cope with all the free radicals we deal with every day. In addition to environmental toxins, stress can cause more free radicals to develop – and amplify their negative effects on the body. A clean, healthy, organic diet and supplementation is key to get the amount of glutathione necessary to get your body operating at its peak performance.
Glutathione-rich foods include avocados, broccoli, kale, onions, garlic and cauliflower. However, any foods you eat have to first be processed in the gut, and proper nutrient absorption can be affected by many factors including the number and type of enzymes you currently have in your stomach, leaky gut and other intestinal issues. To bypass the gut and therefore guarantee 100% absorption, I recommend nutrient IV therapy.
IV therapy and nutrient IV pushes (faster, more concentrated versions of our IV’s) can give you an instant boost in hydration, energy and mental clarity. In addition to the cell-energizing benefits you are experiencing internally without even knowing it, patients also report better sleep and improved overall well-being.
To learn more about Nutrient IV therapy and our doctor-designed Glutathione pushes, contact 262-754-4910.