Glutathione is an antioxidant that is formed by three amino acids; cysteine, glutamine, and glycine. Glutathione can be found in almost every cell in the body but prominently in the liver, pancreas, spleen, and eyes.
Glutathione is important because it aids our metabolism, immune response, skin health, treat infertility in men, and protect our vital organs. As we age our body endures oxidative stress which causes glutathione levels to begin to decrease which ultimately causes aging in our bodies. Oxidative stress is more severe in those who have Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, HIV and AIDS, or cancer sickle cell anemia.
It is estimated that around age 20, the body begins to lose about 10-15% of its glutathione every decade. Other ways that our bodies tend to decline in glutathione levels are through exposure to pollution, pesticides, and stress.
After about age 20 it is critical to have a diet including food rich in glutathione like, asparagus, avocado, spinach, okra, broccoli, and etc.
However, the daily glutathione intake from foods ranges from 100-150 mg and a healthy adult has about 10 grams of glutathione circulating in the body which shows that it can be challenging to boost glutathione levels through diet.
Glutathione has no known negative side effects and is considered to be safe by the Food and Drug Administration. Glutathione can be administered in many different forms to the body.
However, injections are proven to be much more effective than taking a glutathione boosting supplement sublingually. Through glutathione injections our bodies have the chance to slow the aging process, repair the damage done by free radicals, and reduces our chances of the onset of several different chronic diseases. Glutathione can lighten the skin, clear wrinkles and blemishes, and give someone the opportunity to have flawless skin again!
Call Tampa Rejuvenation today to learn more about glutathione. Individual results vary by patient. Ask your Tampa Rejuvenation practitioner about your specific health concerns.