Every day our bodies are challenged by stress, poor diet, lack of sleep and physical exertion. These issues can negatively affect our health and wellness. To help combat these effects, our bodies produce a molecule called Glutathione (GSH).
Your cells contain glutathione, which is a substance made from three amino acids: cysteine, glutamate, and glycine.
Glutathione acts as an important antioxidant in your body. That means it helps combat free radicals. These are molecules that can damage your body’s cells.
Glutathione plays a role in many chemical reactions in your body. It also helps detoxify chemicals, including some that your body creates naturally, as well as pollutants and drugs.
Your supply of glutathione seems to decrease as you get older, possibly because your body can’t create as much. Lower glutathione levels appear to go hand-in-hand with poorer health. For instance, lower levels may play a role in many conditions that are more likely to develop in older people.
Your glutathione levels may also decrease during certain health problems, such as:
Some people take glutathione:
People also take glutathione to try to treat weakened immune systems or infertility, as well as many other conditions.
In fact, taking glutathione by mouth does not appear to be an effective way to get it into your body. It is thought that glutathione may be broken down by enzymes in the stomach.
Some other studies looking at its health effects have used it in injection form or as a treatment inhaled into the lungs.
Certain other supplements may boost your body’s production of glutathione, such as:
Your body doesn’t seem to absorb glutathione well from foods. However, certain foods high in amino acids that contain sulfur may help boost your levels. These include:
Scientists and medical doctors have known for decades that Glutathione, which is produced by the body itself, is the primary protector and detoxifier of the cell. However, under oxidative stress conditions, the Glutathione levels become depleted. Also, from near the age of forty, the body’s ability to produce Glutathione decreases gradually, then more rapidly over time. For years, medical scientists have looked for ways to effectively raise the levels of Glutathione. At one time, N-acetylcysteine (NAC) was the only supplement available to enhance the body’s supply of cysteine to enable the production of Glutathione. However, Dr. Herbert T. Nagasawa was able to develop a revolutionary molecule known as RiboCeine that effectively delivers cysteine to the cell to support the natural production of Glutathione–for which Max International was awarded a U.S. Patent.
RiboCeine is a unique molecule that combines ribose and cysteine, nutrients that occur naturally in our bodies. RiboCeine once ingested will be absorbed, enters the bloodstream and delivers cysteine and ribose to the cells, supporting glutathione production as well as providing ribose, an integral part of ATP, our cells’ natural fuel and source of energy. RiboCeine significantly outperformed other means of glutathione enhancement against which it has been tested. It has been the subject of twenty- two scientific studies funded by the National Institutes of Health or other scientific funding agencies and published in peer-reviewed journals.
Supplements are not regulated by the FDA the same way that medicines are. They are treated as foods and do not have to prove that they are safe or effective before being sold on the market.