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Glutathione (GSH), known as the “Master Antioxidant, that is produced by every cell in our body. It is our first line of defense against toxins, radiation, heavy metals, and oxidative stress. In fact, it is the most powerful way to combat free radical damage that causes oxidative stress, which can result in many deadly diseases, including cancer. It is the only antioxidant that detoxifies the entire body. It also has the unique ability to recycle itself and recycle other antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E and Alpha Lipoic Acid. Without sufficient levels of GSH, these other antioxidants simply cannot do their job adequately.
Experts also say it plays one of the leading roles in combating aging. All antioxidants protect our DNA, but Glutathione is the only one that can actually provoke telomere growth, which can literally turn back the hands of time. Additionally, some of the powerful benefits it can have on our skin are reducing wrinkles, scarring, dark spots, acne, stretch marks, and other skin problems. It increases collagen production, gives it more elasticity, and gives the skin better quality and protection. It is also extremely effective in healing, and is used for everything from a simple sunburn, to serious burns. It is also used for scars, post plastic surgery and laser healing.
Additionally, GSH play a key role against the damaging effects of bacteria and viruses. It also helps with hormone regulation, DNA regulation, Nitric oxide regulation, Cellular function and energy, Prostaglandin synthesis, cellular transport, the movement of calcium throughout the body, respiratory function, and weight management and fat metabolism.
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