When hearing the word ‘glutathion’, for a lot of people this probably rings a bell, but nevertheless each human body has it. And not just a little bit of glutathion by the way, because the substance can be found in every cell in the body! Are you getting older? Please pay attention because the quantity of glutathion decreases quickly in your body at an older age.
How do we obtain glutathion?
Glutathion is the most important and mostly powerful antioxidant that our human body knows. That is why researchers call glutathion the mother of all antioxidants. The substance is namely in every cell of our body. Contrary to other antioxidants, we get glutathion in our body through food. Our body itself produces namely glutathion.
However, it does help to pay attention to special food because research has shown that this has a lot of effect on the creation of the substance. Namely vegetables that are rich in sulfurs, such as kale, cauliflower and broccoli help with the creation of glutathion. Allium vegetables such as onions and garlic, and spinach, okra, avocados and asparagus also help with the creation of glutathion. In addition, it is important to have a lot of vitamin C in the body to keep the glutathion at a high level.
What does glutathion help with?
Glutathion helps in different areas of the human body. Its most important task is to protect each cell. The intention is therefore for the substance to counteract oxygen damage (oxidative stress) as much as possible. Glutathion thus protects against ageing according to the articles that have been written about it.
It is evident from research that people with Alzheimer’s have relatively less glutathion in the hippocampus: the area of the memory in the brain. Therefore, it possibly also protects the human brain. In addition, it should help inhibit inflammations and men sometimes produce more semen as soon as the glutathion increases. A long list in other words that has been written about it according to research.
Ageing = less glutathion
The older we get, the less glutathion our body produces. A poor diet, consuming a daily amount of alcohol, air pollution and stress also have a bad influence on the amount of glutathion in our body.
Ingesting extra glutathion
To ensure that the body has enough glutathion, food supplements are a simple solution. To make the story a bit more tricky, just like omega 3 there are different types: oxidized form (GSSG), reduced form (GSH) and S-acetyl-L-glutathion (SAG). Choose a product containing GSH or SAG. These two types ‘survive’ in the digestion and are therefore the only thing that can help increase the glutathion status.