How does Glutathione help your body fight free radicals?
Eating, exercising, working, even breathing results in the creation of free radicals. These imbalanced molecules attack our body at the cellular level and impacts overall health and wellness, as well as how quickly we age. Glutathione supplies a potent store of antioxidants that bind to free radicals, keeping them from destroying overall body functions.
Why is glutathione called the “master antioxidant”?
Glutathione does more than simply fight free radicals on its own. This antioxidant also has the ability to regenerate other antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E. After these antioxidants neutralize free radicals, they become unstable radicals themselves. Glutathione helps recycle these unstable molecules, returning them to active duty.
Glutathione supports the function of your liver, kidneys, GI tract and intestines. It helps eliminate toxins and ingested chemicals that the body has already absorbed and intercepts and neutralizes toxins in the GI tract before they are even absorbed.
Glutathione helps fortify your immune system in two important ways. First and foremost, it plays a central role in the proper function of white blood cells, including T cell lymphocytes—the frontline soldiers of the immune system.* Second, there is evidence that glutathione stimulates the natural killing ability of immune cells.*
How does Glutathione help protect against photo-aging?
UV rays penetrate deeply in to the dermis and can cause premature skin aging by damaging the collagen fibers. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that protects the collagen fibers from free radical damage to protect the elasticity of the skin.
How does Glutathione reduce melanin production?
Exposure to UVB increases the number of melanocytes which leads to hyperpigmentation that darkens the skin. It has been reported that glutathione reduces melanin production by suppressing the activity of tyrosinase and switching the eumelanin synthesis to pheomelanin synthesis.