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Benefits of Glutathione

by Lenah Caruana-Eriksson

What is glutathione? In short, it’s a very powerful antioxidant that our body (the liver) makes and uses every day, and can be found in every cell in the body. It’s made up of three types of molecules known as amino acids and benefits us by boosting overall health.

Glutathione has many essential health functions and benefits, for example:

  • Supporting immune function
  • Helping the liver and gallbladder deal with fats
  • Regenerating vitamins C and E
  • Anti-aging properties
  • Detoxifies the body

When it comes to exercise, the amount of glutathione in your muscle cells goes down by 40% – after a mere 10 minutes of aerobic activity.
(There are varies studies about this, all agreeing that there’s significant glutathione depletion after a work-out session, 60-90 mins)

So how does this affect us?

We may experience muscle fatigue, poor athletic performance, longer recovery times, and be more susceptible to injury.
Therefore, it makes sense to add a glutathione supplement in your diet – and it doesn’t make a difference if you are a professional athlete/player or not.

A list of benefits when increasing the body’s glutathione level:

  • A stable increase in energy
  • Increases stamina and endurance
  • Lessens muscle fatigue and exhaustion
  • Improves cardiovascular function
  • Reduces lactic acid
  • Quickens recovery time
  • Protects your body from injury
  • Reduces muscle stress
  • Decreases inflammation
  • Maintains muscle growth

Let us know if you’ve tried this type of supplement and if so – what do you think?

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