Glutathione - Your Master Cell Protector

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How would you like to wake up every morning feeling like you’re 28 again? I don’t know about you, but I plan to stay as I was when I was 28, living life with the same vitality, stamina and zest. My friends think I’m crazy, as I go around telling everyone I have just turned 51. Why are you so happy, they say? Well, I love to hear the typical reactions to my declaration - “Oh, you don’t look 51!” and my response to that is: “Thank you, I have found the fountain of youth, want to know what it is?”

So, is there really a fountain of youth? How do you turn back the clock and ensure you stay young and vibrant? First, you must understand why and how we age. Gerontologists have come up with several different theories, but one thing they all agree on: The key enemies to our cells are free radicals - atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons and can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. Free radical damage within cells has been linked not only to aging but also to a range of disorders including cancer, arthritis, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes.

So, how do we get rid of free radicals? Most of you would know the answer to that - load up on antioxidants! However, I bet most of you, would also look a bit blank if I tell you that fountain of youth may just be present in every cell in your body, and glutathione is its name!

The typical reaction to that is: “Gloota, what?” ...

Glutathione (gloota-thigh-own) is known as the body's master cell protector. In fact, in his talk show, Dr Oz calls it “the most powerful antioxidant that you have never heard of. It is the key to fighting off diseases you fear the most.” Glutathione is essential for life; in fact, it’s one of the four essential elements needed for life - the other three being oxygen, water, and nutrients.

Scientists have long known of the critical role glutathione plays in protecting cells. Pub Med, maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, has more than 100,000 articles (some 50,000 more than on vitamin C) substantiating its health benefits.

Well, if you have never heard of glutathione, read on. It's time you learn more about what this wonder molecule can do for you.

Glutathione is produced naturally in our cells from three amino acids: glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine. As an antioxidant, glutathione is present in every cell in your body to protect them from free radicals and oxidative stress, produced by the body through normal metabolism, as well as that caused by environmental pollutants, diet, stress, and even exercise, just to name a few.

Just as a car generates exhaust when it burns gasoline to produce energy, the body's natural processes generate "exhaust" as well, in the form of free radicals. These in turn can start chain reactions of oxidative stress that damage cells. Preventing these chain reactions is critical, as oxidative stress has been associated with more than 75 major diseases and disorders. Antioxidants halt these chain reactions.

Glutathione acts in three main ways: It neutralizes dreaded free radicals, enhances the immune system and detoxifies the liver.

Glutathione protects the cell’s engine, called the mitochondria, from bacteria and viruses as well as toxins. It’s considered “the mother of all antioxidants,” because all other antioxidants, including vitamin C and vitamin E, rely on it to give them a second life. It is also an endogenous antioxidant, working inside the cells, while the others are exogenous.

The average antioxidant has a short life span, sacrificing itself whenever it wipes out a free radical. But glutathione not only brings spent antioxidants back from the dead but also is able to recharge itself, explains Leslie Fuller, ND, an educator at the National College of Natural Medicine and practitioner at the Nature Cures Clinic, both in Portland, USA.

Unfortunately, the production of glutathione in our bodies slows as we age, leaving us vulnerable to oxidative stress and its associated ailments. If you are stressed, lack sleep, or suffer from prolonged illness, you are likely to be utilizing glutathione at an even faster rate, further aggravating the situation.

If it's so important, you may, by now, be wondering why you have never heard of glutathione before. The reason is, glutathione supplements have not been very effective for a reason. Simply popping a glutathione supplement is not the answer because the fragile tripeptide structure of glutathione makes surviving the digestive tract a near impossibility. (That’s why glutathione has not been given as much attention as it deserves and so few people know about its importance.)

The key to the glutathione dilemma is to give the body what it needs to produce glutathione naturally in the body.

Here comes the good news: A giant has now woken up, thanks to renowned medicinal chemist, Dr Herbert Nagasawa. After 25 years' research, Dr Nagasawa has managed to design a vehicle to deliver cysteine straight into the cells, with a breakthrough compound which he calls RiboCeine. This amazing compound solves the difficult challenge of protecting the fragile cysteine and delivering it directly to the cells, thereby increasing glutathione levels by an unprecedented 300% (tested in a liver cell system)!

The following herbs have been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda to support healthy aging.

  • Amla (Phyllanthus Emblica) – Supports healthy immune system function

  • Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) – Supports healthy core energy

  • Indian Kudzu (Pueraria Tuberosa) – Promotes native growth hormone levels

  • Asparagus Adscendens (Asparagus Adscendens) – Supports healthy blood cell production

  • Grape (Vitis Vinifera) – Supplies antioxidants to counter radicals

  • Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) – Promotes healthy liver function

  • Aloe Vera (Aloe Vera) – Supports healthy inflammation response

Concentrated extracts from each of these herbs can be found in our Youtharia longevity blend - youtharia.com.

For more information or to order products with the patented RiboCeine, visit www.395058.max.com or write to me at coach@health-coach-international.com.

Author: Jessica See - Clinical nutritionist, health coach, and founder of Health Coach International Pte Ltd. To register for a free talk on how to increase the glutathione level in your body, email coach@health-coach-international.com or SMS to 9876 7669.


India Herbs is a holistic health care provider with offices in the USA, Singapore, and India. We offer lifestyle guidance in conjunction with extracts-only herbal supplements based on Ayurveda - a 5,000 year old traditional medicine system used by over 900 million people worldwide! Visit india-herbs.com for more information about "Ancient Remedies for Modern Times".

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