It’s arguably the most important thing we need to consider when preventing disease. Its proper function keeps us extremely healthy, it helps all of our detoxification pathways work effectively and it’s one of the most crucial molecules for our immune system. Yet, you probably don't know what it is. Deficiency has been linked to heart disease, cancer, chronic infections, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, fatigue, liver disease and more. So, what is this amazing thing I speak of? Is it acai berries laced in coconut oil? No it’s not ladies and gentlemen. It’s glutathione.
Glutathione is a molecule that is produced naturally by our own body. It functions as a master antioxidant, whereby toxins and heavy metals bind to it and can be eliminated through our bile and stool. Its functions are extremely impressive. Glutathione can quite literally bind to carcinogens, that is, cancer causing chemicals and help your body excrete them. The best part is that glutathione is not a tablet and it’s not being sold by your local personal trainer as a weight loss agent. It’s our own innate natural detoxifying mechanism and all it needs for proper functioning is support.
Glutathione is highly functional and health supportive, except for when the toxic load becomes too great. Here lies the problem. Nutrient deficiencies and overall poor diet, stress, pollution and medications have all been found to cause depletion of glutathione function.
The good news is that there are many things we can do to increase the function of this molecule in our body. As always, nutrients are to the rescue.