Glutathione, a protein made up of three amino acids, plays a massive role (actually several roles) in keeping your body healthy. Additionally this master antioxidant also helps to detoxify your body. Glutathione also supports your immune system and helps protect your cells from damage. We highlight some of the key benefits of it as well as how to get more of it below.
What Are The Benefits?
Free radicals have been becoming a bigger and bigger concern in the health and wellness community lately, and rightly so! The scientific evidence supports that antioxidants are the best defense against disease. We can eat plenty of fruits and vegetables to boost our antioxidant levels. However, our bodies (our livers specifically) actually manufacture glutathione. Hence, it is the one of the best supporters of our immune system and it is already found in ALL of our cells.
Glutathione’s healing properties are so powerful, it’s even used in some cancer treatments to optimize cell regeneration! Those in the wellness community have taken advantage of this by taking glutathione to help reverse nonalcoholic liver disease. It doesn’t stop there. The benefits of glutathione extend to a boost in mental health, athletic performance, and skin health.
How Can I Boost My Levels of Glutathione?
Okay so we’ve more than established how amazing glutathione is for us at all levels, so more importantly, how do you get more of it?
Well first off, why would we need more of it if our bodies already make it? As we age our ability to produce it declines, and then on top of that, several external factors can hurt our ability to make it as well. Stress, toxins from pollution or cleaning products, and lifestyle choices that weigh heavily on the body (excessive alcohol use, smoking, staying sedentary, and a bad diet among others) all can hamper our body’s ability to create it.
The best ways to optimize our body to create it naturally then seem pretty clear:
- Limit Your Vices: Cut down on smoking and drinking if not eliminate it altogether.
- Move More: Specifically get in at least 30 minutes of cardio 3 times per week, and if you can work some strength training in, even better!
- Clean Up Your Diet: Make sure to get in more lean protein, nuts and seeds, aromatic vegetables like onions and garlic, and as you can probably guess, cruciferous vegetables (these are your broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and so on).
While it’s ideal to make all these healthy choices they’re not always easy to implement consistently all at once. Additionally, as far as glutathione goes, these will bring up your levels slowly and usually hit a ceiling with diminishing returns. That’s why your best bet for an instant boost to your glutathione levels and experience an immediate detoxing effect that leaves you feeling amazing, you should consider a glutathione detox treatment!
Glutathione is an amazing antioxidant and taking advantage of a treatment to boost your body’s levels can change your life the way it’s changed many lives already! Talk to your provider to see how to get your treatment and turn your life around. To find a glutathione provider near you, check out our listing today!