Glutathione is your body’s most powerful antioxidant and detoxifying agent. Doctors have long known the health powers of glutathione and used it in IV form to get the nutrient and absorb it properly. But oral forms weren’t very successful because they were poorly absorbed—the stomach would diligently break down about 90 percent of it, preventing most of the glutathione from getting to where it needed to go.
Recently, experts developed an easily absorbed version, known as acetyl glutathione, and at last, the benefits of glutathione can be enjoyed conveniently in pill form, without the IV drip.
Comprised of three amino acids, glutathione is the single most powerful antioxidant your body produces and recycles. It’s made in the liver, the organ most responsible for detoxifying your body, so optimal liver function is absolutely essential—if your liver isn’t functioning well, glutathione production suffers, toxins overwhelm it and illness, both short term and long, are not far behind.
Subpar glutathione levels have been linked to “every major aging process in the human body, so by fighting back with glutathione, you can help keep you energy levels higher, for longer. The odds of having optimal glutathione levels much past the age of 20 are pretty slim—with aging, your body is fighting a bit of a losing battle, with natural production dropping by roughly 10 percent per decade.
By boosting one’s glutathione levels, many people can slow the losses of the aging process and possibly stop some major health problems from setting up camp in your body. Besides popping a glutathione supplement daily (Just make sure you’re getting acetyl glutathione to ensure bioavailability), add these glutathione-boosting foods to your daily meals: garlic and onions, as well as asparagus, avocados, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, parsley and watercress.
Certain other supplements may boost your body’s production of glutathione, such as Curcumin, N-acetylcysteine, Selenium, Silymarin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Green Tea.