Degenerative diseases such as heart disease and cancer afflict 1/3 of Americans. According to researchers, this may be due to deficiencies of glutathione, an antioxidant, especially as we age and glutathione levels diminish, along with its supposedly protective effects of neutralizing free radicals and detoxifying the pollutants in the body. One physician claims that low glutathione can be linked with all degenerative diseases. Others found it linked to heart attack and other ailments. Glutathione supplementation can help, according to one study. Choosing high quality, natural sources of glutathione is important, such as eating foods high in amino acids, vitamin C, and sulfur. Discuss all changes in your supplementation routine with your doctor.
- A heavy-hitter, heart disease is estimated to fell 620,000 individuals a year, with cancer coming in ahead, but close, as it is estimated to surpass 630,000 deaths per year by 2020.
- Glutathione is actually a trio of key amino acids, needed by the human body, and of particular use to the liver.
- The trio supports the development of lean musculature, discourages the creation of fat and supports the body’s T-cells.
“Several researchers speculate that the widespread occurrence of these diseases is due to a deficiency in glutathione – a natural antioxidant produced in the body.”