Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease that affects your joints, causing inflammation and pain. The disease is as a result of a defective immune system. It occurs when your immune system, which is supposed to fight infection, starts to attack those cells that line your joints by mistake. As a result, the joints become stiff, swollen and painful.
It mostly affects the hands, wrist and feet. There are also other symptoms including weight loss and tiredness.
What is Glutathione?
It is an antioxidant that occurs naturally and exists in each cell in the body. Although glutathione occurs naturally, its production declines with age. That deficiency causes diseases that are related to age, including rheumatoid arthritis. Glutathione deficiency adversely affects the nervous system, leading to problems such as poor balance coordination and, of course, rheumatoid arthritis.
Benefits of Glutathione
Strengthens immune system
Glutathione is crucial for the immune system. In addition to calming the body’s hyper defence mechanisms, it also strengthens those areas of the immune system that are underperforming. This gives the immune response a good balance thereby helping to prevent rheumatoid arthritis from progressing and also ease its symptoms.
Increases energy levels
Patients of rheumatoid arthritis suffer from joint pain and this can be quite physically draining on them. Lack of sleep also causes their energy levels to go even lower. Glutathione helps fight this weakness and fatigue by boosting the energy levels in the body.
Glutathione helps neutralize toxins within the body. It works in concert with the liver to make toxic substances non-toxic or at least make them less toxic. Increased levels of glutathione are important in combating the effects of rheumatoid arthritis.
Glutathione neutralizes free radicals which damage muscles and tissues in the joints as well as the body organs. This helps slow the process of aging and reduce the effects of rheumatic arthritis.
Alleviates joint inflammation and pain
Glutathione has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Significant levels of glutathione helps rheumatoid arthritis patients maintain their youth longer and also hampers the progression of the disease.