The great thing about our body is that it is so cleverly constructed that it usually knows how to help itself somehow. Whether it’s the self-healing powers, the immune system or the body’s own glutathione production, our organism usually has an intelligent survival strategy up its sleeve. The problem, however, is that our own actions and modern lifestyles often diametrically oppose them, rendering the body’s processes, which have been ingenious for thousands of years, ad absurdum.
In the case of the body’s own glutathione production, this can be seen wonderfully. Because the body’s own glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that is primarily formed in the liver from the three amino acids glutamine, glycine and cysteine and ensures that:
1. the body is supported in the detoxification process
2. the cells and the DNA are protected
3. oxygen is transported in the body
4. further cysteine can be formed
Very many people suffer from a lack of glutathione without knowing it. The frequent consequence is that one can tire more quickly, feels unwell, is affected more quickly by infections and very often has a weakened immune system. Especially people who eat an unbalanced and unhealthy diet, have a lot of stress or even smoke are likely to be particularly often affected by a low glutathione level!
But there are also natural factors, because from the 45th year of life the glutathione status gradually decreases by itself and experiences a further strong loss from the 60th year of life. The liver and the cells simply produce less of the precious antioxidant from these times on. Incidentally, this can be observed very clearly from the outside through the aging process. Because what happens when fewer antioxidants are active in the body? Exactly, the free radicals can act increasingly and at will and resist the so-called oxidative stress less. Pale wrinkled skin is only one visible sign, but far worse are the health effects.
Through our modern lifestyle, we unfortunately – regardless of age – but additionally strengthen this effect. The consumption of alcohol, nicotine, medications, stress, heavily treated and industrially processed foods, mental and physical stress and, of course, being permanently surrounded by smartphones & Co. all contribute to our bodies being exposed to maximum stress.
The resulting oxidative stress must in turn be managed by the body and so it is no wonder that at extremely high loads, serious and chronic diseases can arise such as diabetes or respiratory diseases.