- Jun 08, 2018
What is Glutathione and why does my skin love it?
AUTHOR - DR. DAVID JACK
Glutathione is an extremely powerful antioxidant whose health benefits are too numerous to count. Doctors have been giving it to their patients to relieve a whole host of ailments, ranging from liver disease to cancer when they noticed that it was also making their patients' skin brighter and more radiant.
Glutathione is now at the forefront of skin aesthetics due to its astonishingly natural results. Which is why we have included this super ingredient in our Skin+Hair+Nails supplement which was formulated using Glutathione as well as Vitamins C and E, which as you'll read are vital to getting the most out of this antioxidant.
Skin+Hair+Nails is a supplement designed to support and enhance the function and structure of healthy skin, hair and nails. With optimised dosing and using the highest quality ingredients, I recommend this product for anyone with any issue affecting the skin, hair or nails. Can be taken at any point in your day!
Glutathione holds many anti-ageing benefits. Since it is a natural detoxifier, it improves the health of the body's cells to reverse ageing. Like melatonin, Glutathione protects the skin against oxidative damage which leads to wrinkles - making it an excellent form of anti-ageing skincare. It prevents or reverses acne, wrinkles and crows feet via detoxification of the skin and body. It also eliminates and gets rid of age spots, liver spots, brown spots, lentigines, and dark circles under the eyes.
An amino acid found in every cell of the body, Glutathione is critical to preserving cellular integrity and essential for optimal health. Often called the "master antioxidant" it is essential for healthy immune function, the body's detoxification processes, and more.
The good news is that your body produces its own Glutathione. The bad news is that toxins from poor diet, pollution, toxins, medications, stress, trauma, ageing, infections and radiation all deplete it. You can do many things to increase this natural and critical molecule in your body.
Here are just a few examples:
- Consume sulfur-rich foods
- Supplement your diet
1. Consume sulfur-rich foods
The main ones in the diet are garlic, onions and the cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, collards, cabbage, cauliflower, watercress, etc).
Physical exertion boosts your Glutathione levels and your immune system, improves detoxification and enhances your body’s own antioxidant defences. Start slow and build up to 30 minutes a day of vigorous aerobic exercise.
Some supplements will boost Glutathione levels, including milk thistle. Shown to boost Glutathione levels in ethanol-induced rats, it was discovered that milk thistle could actually help protect the liver from toxicity after consuming alcohol - which is known to cause Glutathione levels to plummet.
Vitamin C and E also help recycle Glutathione and keep you disease-free. They help keep Glutathione at optimal levels and boost your immune systems and overall body function.