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Do You Have a Glutathione Deficiency?

Glutathione plays a pivotal role in many vital metabolic reactions in your body. 

Each of your cells contains glutathione, a substance created from three amino acids: cysteine, glutamate, and glycine. The body’s “master antioxidant,” glutathione, directly inactivates dangerous molecules directly responsible for aging, DNA damage, and oxidation – or “rusting” – of your cells. Glutathione also plays a key role in energy production and methylation, two critical processes at the core of normal cellular function. 

If your levels of this important antioxidant are low, you could be suffering from poor health. The level of glutathione in your body can drop with age. It can be affected by a poor diet, a lack of exercise, chronic diseases like diabetes and sleep apnea, a weaker immune system, infection, stress, etc. A lower level of glutathione can contribute to a variety of adverse health effects.

Warning Signs

Do you suffer from any of the following:

• Always tired
• Lack of energy
• Aches and pains - joints or muscles hurting
• Foggy brain
• Low Immunity
• Poor sleep

If you answered "yes" to one or more, you might have a glutathione deficiency. A low level of glutathione can be measured through specialized tests like "RBC Glutathione," which test glutathione in red blood cells (RBCs). Your doctor can order this blood test, and you can use it as a baseline level, then take measures to increase your levels and protect your cells and body from unnecessary damage and aging.

Next Steps

While lowered levels of this powerful antioxidant can contribute to many health conditions — including conditions more likely to develop in older people — there are many ways to make sure your body has the levels of glutathione it needs.

For starters, make sure you’re eating a balanced diet containing sulfuric donors (such as broccoli, garlic, and onions), getting enough physical activity, eliminating alcohol or consuming it only in moderation, and getting enough sleep. Certain supplements, like milk thistle, whey protein, N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), or turmeric, may help boost and maintain your levels, as well.

If your levels are very low, you can consider receiving intravenous (IV) infusions of glutathione. Intravenous glutathione can boost energy, well-being, and alertness for a period of one to several days. If you don't have access to IV infusions of glutathione in your area; however, taking a high absorption oral form such as "Liposomal Glutathione" can serve as a very effective alternative. Make sure that you don't use glutathione in its "powder" capsule form, however.

Plain glutathione is an extremely fragile molecule that is easily degraded and destroyed by bile and stomach acid. Made of the same building blocks as our cell membranes, "liposomes" are microscopic, fat-soluble spheres with glutathione intentionally trapped inside the water-soluble center.

When Liposomal Glutathione is ingested orally, the liposomes pass through the stomach intact and then easily attach to the small intestine cells' cell membrane where absorption of nutrients in food occurs. Once attached, liposomes then "fuse" with your cells, releasing the circulation glutathione content. While there are several choices of Liposomal Glutathione you can purchase, we recommend you choose a "clean" product that contains Setria® brand Reduced (active) glutathione and non-GMO sunflower derived phospholipids for the liposomal portion of the product.

Core Med Science uses the latest liposomal technology to provide high absorption for essential nutrients with historically low absorption potential (glutathione, vitamin C, etc.). We also strive to bring to market nutrients backed by the latest scientific evidence, which can help boost overall health and support your immune system. From liposomal antioxidants like glutathione, curcumin, and vitamin C to immune system boosters like AHCC, our products can help you live a healthier and supported life.

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