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January 31, 2024

Remember Glutathione When Working your Gluts

Glutathione, a key antioxidant in the body, is important for maintaining health and preventing disease. When glutathione levels are low, it's often linked to chronic illnesses like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and various neurological disorders. Low levels can result from factors like poor diet, stress, smoking, alcohol use, exposure to toxins, and specific nutrient deficiencies.

Conversely, high glutathione levels might be associated with resistance to specific chemotherapy treatments and some blood disorders. The body produces glutathione from amino acids, and it's found in high concentrations in the brain. It helps protect cells from damage, supports the immune system, and plays a role in detoxifying harmful substances.

A healthy diet rich in plant-based foods, lean proteins, and certain supplements like N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and glycine can effectively boost glutathione levels. Regularly consuming foods like asparagus, avocado, green beans, and cucumbers and maintaining a balanced Mediterranean-style diet can also support glutathione levels. Regular exercise and stress management can help maintain optimal glutathione levels for better overall health.

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