Known as the body's 'master antioxidant,' Glutathione is crucial for anyone looking to detoxify harmful free radicals from their body, and achieve optimal cognitive, mental, and physical health.
- Dosage per day: 250 – 500 mg
- Extended usage: Glutathione supplementation does not appear to be habit-forming.
What is Glutathione?
Glutathione, also known as GSH, is a substance produced naturally by your liver. More specifically, it’s a tripeptide made up of three amino acids: L-cysteine, glycine, and L-glutamate. Glutathione is also found in fruits, vegetables, and meats. Due to its enormous capacity to combat oxidative stress and neutralize harmful free radicals, Glutathione is commonly described as the body's 'master antioxidant.' For optimal bioavailability, this product has Glutathione in its reduced, active form.
Benefits of Glutathione
Supports overall brain health
Contrary to popular belief, age-related cognitive impairment is not inevitable. Protect yourself (and your brain) from one of the most feared consequences of aging: mental decline. As a potent antioxidant, Glutathione helps guard against oxidative stress and aids your brain in detoxing free radicals mostly responsible for age-related cognitive declines. Glutathione is so effective, in fact, that research shows it to be effective in fighting against oxidative damage even in brain disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease.
Acts as a mood stabilizer
One moment: you're facing a cycle of racing, urgent thoughts, and emotions. And the next, all you feel is a vast void of nothingness. Get off the emotional rollercoaster with Glutathione supplementation. Research shows that not only can it help calm the mind, but it can also lift moods for an overall increase in the sense of well-being[v]. Now, you can finally feel like your brain is not at odds with itself. Start thriving in life once again.
Promotes heart health
Heart disease is the leading global cause of death. Prevent yourself from becoming part of this statistic by supplementing with Glutathione. Research shows that low levels of Glutathione are linked with high oxidative stress and an increased risk of heart attacks. Through reducing free radicals, Glutathione can help cut your risk of suffering from a stroke or heart attack. Also, a 2001 study found that a combination of Glutathione supplementation and exercise training may not only boost antioxidant capacity but also protect against the oxidative damage and decrease in heart function caused by ischemia-reperfusion (the restoration of blood flow to an area that had previously experienced deficient blood flow).
Glutathione side effects
When taken in the recommended doses, Glutathione is safe and non-toxic. Nonetheless, some individuals have reported the following side effects when supplementing with it:
- Loose stools
- Weight gain
- Chest tightness
Also, pregnant and lactating women should exercise caution and avoid Glutathione supplementation.