Glutathione – the most important antioxidant you’ve probably never heard of
Pronounced ‘gloota-thigh-one’, this is probably the most important antioxidant that you’ve never heard of!
What is this super nutrient?
Forget detox diets, this wonder nutrient is your body’s very own detox superstar.
Often referred to as the “Mother of all Antioxidants”, glutathione is one of the most powerful nutrients in our bodies and, according to WebMD, has been used to help treat diseases and conditions including cancer, heart disease, liver disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, cataracts and male infertility, to name but a few.
It plays an essential role in many of the body’s processes, such as building and repairing tissue and strengthening the immune system. “It’s the [body’s] most important antioxidant because it’s within the cell.” says Gustavo Bounous, MD, director of research and development at Immunotec and a retired professor of surgery at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Because it is present in every cell and is continuously used, the body requires an endless supply of this essential nutrient to help repair and protect the cells.
How does it work?
Glutathione protects every cell in the body. It prevents and reverses the damage caused by oxidative stress from free-radicals which builds up in the body as a result of the ageing process, smoking, exposure to UV rays and environmental pollution.
Since free-radical damage is the cause of most age-related diseases, glutathione has the potential to fight almost any disease, particularly those associated with ageing.
Not only that but it is also likely to be the most potent anti-ageing nutrient ever – low glutathione levels have been linked to every major ageing process in the human body. It keeps cells running smoothly so that they can function at optimum efficiency, keeping us young, healthy and energised.
Where is it made?
The body naturally produces glutathione in the liver, therefore liver health is of paramount importance to allow the body to create it. Unfortunately, as we age, the body’s natural ability to produce the anti-oxidant slows down, and levels get depleted due to stress, busy lifestyles and a variety of factors. Therefore, it’s necessary to supplement this nutrient in the diet.
Glutathione is present in many vegetables, but it’s nearly impossible to get a good supply from the diet as it is not well absorbed by the body when ingested. The best way to ensure that your glutathione levels are sufficient is to supplement it intravenously with a vitamin drip.
Ok I’m sold! So how do I get my hands on it?
Gluathione is found in both the Detox and Full Works IV Drips at Get A Drip. It can also be added onto any other Drip treatment by adding a Bolt-On for only £25 extra. Click here to book in now.