What Exactly Is Glutathione Anyway?


Why You Need Glutathione?

GSH+ is a finely tuned supplement that helps your body holistically produce more glutathione. But what exactly is glutathione? 


Simply put, glutathione (pronounced gloo-tah-thy-ohn) is one little magic molecule in your body that does several HUGE jobs!

Often referred to as GSH, glutathione is an extremely powerful antioxidant found in every cell of your body. It’s widely considered the human body’s “master antioxidant.” Unlike many antioxidants, your body naturally produces glutathione in your liver.

To understand glutathione, you need to first understand the role of antioxidants in your body:

The Role of Antioxidants in Your Body:

Antioxidants are the substances that protect your cells from damage caused by harmful free radicals. 

Free radicals are unstable molecules produced during normal chemical changes in your cells. They build up and can damage other molecules such as DNA, lipids, and proteins. Free radical damage is known to increase your risk of cancer and other diseases. 

“Oxidative stress” is the result of the balance of free radicals and antioxidants skewing in favor of free radicals. Oxidative stress can result in cell damage, according to the National Cancer Institute.

Free radicals stress your body. They are natural byproducts of some of your body processes, but some external lifestyle and environmental factors can also help them form. including:

  • Air pollution
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Alcohol intake
  • High blood sugar levels
  • Bacterial, fungal, or viral infections
  • Intense, prolonged exercise, which can damage tissues

Antioxidants, like glutathione, are considered “free radical scavengers.” They are your best defense against these free radicals and glutathione is your body’s most powerful antioxidant. The natural enzyme systems in your body that glutathione is involved with, such as glutathione peroxidase, don’t only neutralize single free radicals - they neutralize BILLIONS!

Benefits of Glutathione:

Accordingly, glutathione serves many functions, including:

  • Detoxifying chemicals, including those already in your body and foreign pollutants and drugs
  • Supporting immune function...a critical factor
  • Breaking down multiple free radicals
  • Helping certain extremely potent enzymes function 
  • Regenerating vitamins C and E
  • Moving mercury out of the brain
  • Helping your liver and gallbladder manage fats

The National Center for Biotechnology Information has said glutathione is excellent at binding itself to drugs, making it easier for the body to excrete. Some people take it when they drink alcohol or take Tylenol because they feel it helps with detoxification and recovery.

Glutathione is made from three amino acids: cysteine, glutamate, and glycine. It’s found in many foods, especially plant-based, whole foods (think spinach, avocados, asparagus and okra). It’s hard for the body to absorb it from food. It’s recommended to consume more of the “precursors,” or building blocks, of glutathione, like N-acetylcysteine, to help your body produce more glutathione naturally. 

This powerful antioxidant is also produced by your body. Your supply of glutathione seems to decrease as you age because your body’s production of it slows down. Your glutathione levels also tend to decrease during certain health struggles, such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, Type 2 Diabetes, Hepatitis, and Parkinson’s Disease, not to mention excessive oxidative stress.. 

Best Way to Take Glutathione:

Put simply, sometimes your body needs a boost. 

Glutathione is known to:

  1. Improve liver health
  2. Support cell growth and repair, especially helpful for clear, healthy skin
  3. Modulate blood sugar and help with insulin sensitivity
  4. Enhance the immune system
  5. Reduce inflammation

Many people who take glutathione supplements report improved cognition and less “brain fog.” 

There are many glutathione supplements out there, but your body can have trouble absorbing them. It’s also tough to get enough from your diet. It is thought that the enzymes in your intestines break glutathione down prior to its absorption. Hence the glutathione is not left intact and active. Straight glutathione supplements also don’t do anything to help your body produce more glutathione naturally.  

With GSH+, we’ve meticulously created a formula that doesn’t simply break down prior to absorption. Instead it provides your body with the building blocks and catalysts it needs to naturally increase its own production. The unique ingredients in GSH+ not only absorb much more fully than pre-formed glutathione, they are also some of the absolutely most effective at stimulating natural production.

There are some other supplements that help activate glutathione production in your body, including milk thistle, N-acetyl cysteine,  and superoxide dismutase. We’ve incorporated the ultimate form of N-acetyl -cysteine in the form of an NAC ester called NACET, which is up to 60% more active then regular NAC. Our formula is also specifically designed to help the antioxidant cross the blood-brain barrier. 

The Aftermath of Taking Glutathione:

It is a joy to experience a healthier immune system, improved focus and memory, and more stable blood sugar. Our research has indicated that GSH+ helps reduce tiredness, mental fog, and other unwanted effects of drinking, stress, and poor sleep.

For all the benefits glutathione has to offer, our research has culminated in the ultimate formula….GSH +.