Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant enzyme that we make in every cell in our body and is a significant component of our antioxidant defence system. High concentrations are produced in the liver where it plays a central role in ridding the body of harmful pollutants and protecting the tissues and cells from free radical damage.
Despite being a very small protein made up of three key amino acids lysine, cysteine and glutamine, Glutathione is a highly potent antioxidant and is therefore vital for health. It is amongst the most efficient substances used by cells and tissues throughout the body in their defence against oxidative stress. For this reason it is often referred to as the ‘Master Detoxifier’. It is particularly active in tissues that are most susceptible to toxicity such as the brain, kidneys, liver, heart, lungs, skin and eyes.
Scientists agree that Glutathione status within the cells is a very good indicator of the cells overall health and its ability to fight toxins. Without glutathione, red cells die, white cells can’t function effectively and nerve tissue degenerates.
What does Glutathione do in the body:
*It helps to stimulate cell regeneration
*It detoxifies harmful substances in the intestines before they reach the blood circulation
*It improves liver function and is critical for liver detoxification processes
*It plays a major role in the functioning of immune cells
*It re-cycles other antioxidants like vitamin C and E
*It controls inflammation by inhibiting the production of inflammatory substances
*It plays a critical role in enhancing energy metabolism
*It promotes optimal cellular health
Scientific experts agree that Glutathione is one of the primary protective compounds in the body. Theoretically supplementing with Glutathione may help to maintain antioxidant defenses to combat various diseases; however it is subject to a number of gastrointestinal obstacles which may hinder its absorption.
Standard Glutathione tablets or capsules can’t withstand the digestive processes in the body. The Glutathione is quickly broken down into its 3 constituent parts - cysteine, glycine and glutamine. These amino acids are sometimes needed to produce other substances in the body and so Glutathione doesn’t always reach the cells intact.
Until recently intravenous delivery of Glutathione has proven to be the most effective route for absorption, but this method of delivery is both costly and impractical. However Liposomal Glutathione allows you to take Glutathione orally ensuring it reaches the cells where it is needed most.
Liposomal technology is able to increase the absorption of nutrients by capturing the active ingredients inside protective membranes called liposomes. These tiny liposomal bubbles consist of bi-layers of phospholipid molecules (similar to your own body’s cell membranes), that protect the contents and manage to by-pass the digestive juices to deliver the Glutathione directly to the cells. This unique method of delivery protects the Glutathione from oxidation and degradation avoiding gastro-intestinal distress and ensures almost 100% bioavailability.
A substantial number of studies have already documented the versatile advantages of using Liposomes for targeted site-specific delivery and efficient absorption through cells.
Most ordinary forms of glutathione – tablets, capsules, powders, liquids and even dietary sources are of little benefit as they are unable to withstand the digestive processes in the body and absorption levels are poor. Until recently intravenous delivery of glutathione has proven to be the most effective route for absorption, but this method is both costly and impractical. Fortunately, Altrient Glutathione uses a clinically proven liposomal glutathione called Setria® offering significant advantages.
Setria® glutathione is the purest and safest form of glutathione, produced using a patented fermentation process. Altrient Glutathione is encapsulated within layers of essential phospholipids called liposomes. These form a protective membrane around the contents, allowing almost 100% bio-availability. The tiny liposomal bubbles can by-pass the digestive juices and deliver the glutathione straight to the cells. This oral formula offers a simple and efficient way to increase the body’s levels of glutathione without the inconvenience and cost of intravenous administration.
*SUPPORTS LIVER AND KIDNEYS ELIMINATE TOXINS.
*PLAYS AN ESSENTIAL ROLE IN SUPPORTING IMMUNE HEALTH.
*NEUTRALIZES FREE RADICALS AND REACTIVATES VITAMINS C & E.
*BRIGHTENS AND LIGHTENS SKIN, REDUCES MELANIN PRODUCTION.
*REGULATES THE INCREASE IN NITRIC OXIDE PRODUCTION POST-WORKOUT, TO REDUCE FATIGUE.