One of the best things you can supplement has to be glutathione. Known as the most powerful antioxidant, it’s made organically in the body and its overall role is to ward off free radicals that can harm cells in our body. But glutathione is actually extremely beneficial in a number of super specific ways - some of which might surprise you! Here’s why you should be thinking about supplementing with glutathione.
Higher levels of glutathione are linked with better COVID-19 outcomes
Continuing research into COVID-19 has shown that COVID-19 mortality is mainly caused by respiratory failure due to acute respiratory distress syndrome or myocarditis. Emerging evidence suggests that that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV-2) mainly affects lymphocytes, especially T lymphocytes, resulting in dysregulation of the immune system, lymphopenia, and the cytokine storm - all of which plays a huge role in whether or not a case of COVID-19 is fatal or not.
So what’s this got to do with glutathione? Well, research has shown that those with more severe COVID-19 outcomes, and even death, have lower levels of glutathione in the body. This could be because glutathione is extremely important for the proper function of the immune system in general and in particular, Lymphocytes. Low glutathione levels inhibit T lymphocytes proliferation and subsequently disturbs the immune response causing a more severe reaction to viruses such as COVID-19.
Glutathione can help delay or reduce Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
We previously mentioned that glutathione is great at protecting the body from free radicals. And this can actually help prevent the onset of diseases such as COPD. This is because those free radicals are molecules that are produced in the mitochondria and damage a cell’s contents that are needed to carry out certain functions. Over time, free radicals multiply and spur along the aging process and can cause memory loss, glaucoma and cataracts, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and skin spotting. Glutathione has also been shown to lower inflammation and oxidation levels, thus improving lung health and reducing your chances of getting COPD.
Glutathione can promote brain health - even in old age
Forgetfulness, brain fog, confusion and even Alzheimer's are all things we’ve just come to associate with old age. But it’s not just part and parcel of getting older. There are many elderly people who can still remember all sorts of tiny details from their past and have fantastic short term memory recall too. So why is it that some people decline rapidly with age while others remain sharp as a tack? Low levels of glutathione have shown to have a direct correlation with lagging brain health which means boosting glutathione levels throughout your life and as you get older can help your brain stay healthy, sharp and focused.
Combatting low levels of glutathione
At this point you might be wondering why some people have low levels of glutathione and some have higher levels? Well there are many factors that can determine your glutathione levels such as:
- Chronic diseases
- Poor diet
- Your sex (men have lower levels than women)
NAD+ Glutathione Push Injection
NADclinic’s NAD+ Glutathione Push Injection is the perfect way to boost your glutathione levels to start seeing all the benefits of this powerful antioxidant. As well as the points raised above, supplementing glutathione can benefit you in a number of ways including:
- Slow down the ageing process
- Reduce muscle and joint discomfort
- Strengthen the immune system
- Detoxify the liver and cells
- Improve mental focus and clarity
- Improve sleep
- Reduce stress
- Improve skin
- Improve athletic performance and recovery
Contact the clinic to find out more about our glutathione injection.