What is Glutathione and How Can You Increase Your Levels?
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant composed of three amino acids glycine, glutamic acid and cysteine which is produced naturally in cells within the body.
Often referred to as the “master antioxidant” Glutathione has numerous health benefits and plays many important roles within the body including helping to combat free radicals and playing a role in detoxifying the body of chemicals.
What Are the Main Benefits of Glutathione?
The main benefits of Glutathione are:
- Reduces oxidative stress
- Supports DNA repair
- Reduces cell damage in fatty liver disease
- Helps with detoxification
- Improves nutrient metabolising
- Helps with energy production
- Reduces ageing
- Reduces inflammation
- Increases immunity
- Improves athletic performance
What are the Symptoms of a glutathione deficiency?
Symptoms for glutathione deficiency include:
- Fatigue or exhaustion
- Difficulty in concentrating
- Increased stress levels
- Weakened immune system – higher susceptibility to illness
- Accelerated ageing
What Foods Are High in Glutathione?
Glutathione is found in raw or very rare meat, unpasteurised milk & dairy products, fresh fruit and vegetables, especially asparagus, avocado and spinach. The strength of glutathione is diminished through cooking, so they are best consumed in a fresh, raw state.
Foods high in sulphur help boost the natural production of glutathione in the body. These include:
- Brussel sprouts
Which Foods Can Help Boost Glutathione Levels?
Foods and herbs that help boost glutathione levels naturally within the body include milk thistle, flaxseed, seaweed and whey. Supplements such as curcumin, selenium vitamin C and vitamin E can also help your body naturally produce glutathione.
What Decreases Glutathione Levels?
Lower glutathione levels are prevalent with many health conditions and can be depleted through stress, lack of sleep and exposure to toxins. Addressing the negative aspects of your lifestyle is important in maintaining high levels of glutathione.
Glutathione is a key factor in age acceleration: as we age, our glutathione levels will naturally reduce.
Additionally, low levels of glutathione in the body will increase ageing, so it’s a key component in slowing the ageing process.
What Are the Best Glutathione Supplements?
The most effective way to increase glutathione levels is through supplementation. At IV Boost, we offer three different options to increase glutathione levels with our exclusive Mitogive programme:
- Mitogive IV Therapy: course of intravenous drips administered over a few weeks. Blood tests are taken to measure levels
- Mitogive capsules: a daily routine to increase, top-up or maintain glutathione levels
- Mitogive powder: a flavourless powder which can be added to food or drinks
To find out more about the Glutathione programmes at IV Boost UK, call our team on 020 3095 0002