We’ve all been told about the importance of taking your vitamins, eating healthy and exercising regularly. As we age, however, our overall health becomes even more dependent on how often we exercise and the food we consume. As the body grows older it slows down and things that were once routinely produced are produced less often.
A small protein molecule, Glutathione, is one of these substances that slowly starts to diminish as we age. Glutathione is synthesized in the body from three different amino acids, L-cysteine, L-glutamic acid, and glycine. The molecule can be found in every cell throughout the body, but it is mainly found in the liver.
Glutathione has various functions including regulating cell growth, fighting the oxidation of circulating fats in the bloodstream, synthesizing and repairing DNA, and transporting amino acids in and out of cells. Glutathione also has many detoxifying and immune-boosting effects. For example, according to a recent study by The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers discovered that heart disease patients with low blood levels of Glutathione were thirty percent more likely to suffer from a heart attack than those patients with optimal levels.
Unfortunately, Glutathione can plummet to as low as fifty percent of what is needed for optimal health as we grow older. In addition to aging, low glutathione levels can also be a result from overconsumption of heavily-processed foods, environmental toxins, drugs, infections, and stress. Those who suffer from illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, autism, kidney failure, and liver disease can also have lower levels of Glutathione.
So, what steps can you take to ensure that your Glutathione levels remain at their optimal level? Eating foods rich in Glutathione such as melons, peaches, asparagus, and grapefruit is a great start. However, the fastest and highest dose of this powerful molecule comes from an intravenous injection that can be provided at IV Liquid Assets in Fairhope.
If you would like to learn more about intravenous injections of Glutathione and other beneficial substances, call 855-234-WELL or schedule an appointment for an infusion with us this week.