Tasks & effect of glutathione
Glutathione is a very powerful antioxidant that performs many important tasks in our body. Among other things, it is involved in the body’s elimination of harmful substances via biotransformation. These are the metabolic pathways in which the dissolution and conversion of fat-bound toxins into their water-soluble, excretable substances takes place. It also acts as a regulator of cell division, helps repair damaged DNA, increases the activity of immune cells, regulates inflammatory responses, and plays a critical role as a scavenger of free radicals in our cellular metabolism.
The health benefits and the positive effects on our body and our well-being are accordingly great:
- … slows down aging processes.
- … strengthens the immune system.
- … supports detoxification in the liver and cells.
- … has an anti-inflammatory effect.
In addition, glutathione also has a very special task: it is needed to reactivate other important antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E and alpha lipoic acid when they have been depleted by fighting free radicals. Glutathione therefore occupies a central role in our body’s antioxidant system, which is why it is also known as the “master antioxidant”.
Can we also absorb glutathione through food?
Reduced glutathione is also present in our food. Animal food sources include raw milk, liver and kidneys. Also, many plant foods such as avocados, watermelons, asparagus, potatoes, oranges, tomatoes, broccoli, zucchini, spinach, watercress, almonds, cashew nuts, walnuts, and especially leeks such as chives, garlic, and its wild form, wild garlic, can help our bodies increase their ability to synthesize glutathione on their own.
However, due to our modern eating habits and the increasing stress on our food, we only take in a small amount of glutathione through our food every day, which does not cover our needs by far. In addition, the GSH content of foods decreases rapidly due to processing, storage and cooking.
“The most effective medicine is the natural healing power,
that lies within each of us.”
Glutathione – optimal effect in synergy
Another limiting factor for a healthy GSH level are the cofactors involved in reduction (recycling) and resynthesis. We briefly present the most important ones.
provides additional cysteine as a basic building block for the body’s own glutathione synthesis. Cysteine is often a limiting factor and responsible for inhibition of synthesis.
Alpha lipoic acid
a sulfur-containing fatty acid, is considered an important antioxidant in our body. Because it can cross the blood-brain barrier and is also both fat and water soluble, alpha lipoic acid is a component of every cell. It renders free radicals harmless, protects blood vessels and the cardiovascular system. Together with glutathione, alpha lipoic acid forms the perfect detoxification and antioxidant duo.
as a trace element is an important building block and activator of numerous enzymes such as glutathione peroxidase and glutathione reductase.
B vitamin complex of vitamins B1, B2 and B3
These B vitamins have important functions for glutathione metabolism. In particular, vitamin B2, which is contained in its bioactive form as riboflavin-5-phosphate, is significant for the function of glutathione reductase, which is responsible for the regeneration and new formation of reduced glutathione in the body.
Selenium and methionine also play an important role in the formation and recycling of glutathione, both in new synthesis, resynthesis and regeneration.
Glutathione comp – the highly effective glutathione complex from dr.reinwald vital
Our specially developed complex preparation Glutathione comp supplies you daily not only with high-quality glutathione, but also with the important cofactors N-acetylcysteine, alpha-lipoic acid, zinc, selenium as well as vitamins B1, B2 and B3, so that it can optimally unfold its effect.
With only two capsules daily you benefit from the synergistic effects. All nutrients are 100% vegan and have a carefully selected premium quality! To really push your glutathione level, we recommend additionally taking MyAMINO® with the 8 essential amino acids as well as SulfoCLEAN®, our organic sulfur complex.
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