Glutathione: what you need to know about the master antioxidant.
0:10 What is a free radical?
0:37 What is an antioxidant?
3:35 How to increase glutathione
4:15 Things that decrease glutathione
Today we’re going to talk about the master antioxidant, which is glutathione. But first, what is an antioxidant? To understand what an antioxidant is, you really need to know what a free radical is.
Let’s look at an atom with paired electrons. If one of those electrons is missing, this is an unpaired electron, making it unstable. This is called a free radical. Free radicals can create a lot of destruction throughout the cells, the cell machinery, the DNA, and more.
An antioxidant then comes along and donates the missing electron to balance out the atom and stabilize it. The problem is, that the antioxidant now loses its electron, and it becomes unstable. It then needs to get an electron from another antioxidant. This is why you have antioxidants in networks.
It may not be a good idea to take synthetic antioxidants because they have been known to cause cancer. This is because they don’t come in networks. Once they donate their electron, they become the problem.
Glutathione is the most abundant antioxidant in the liver, but all of the cells make it. It reduces oxidative stress. Glutathione can help neutralize toxins that your body actually makes for various things. Glutathione also helps maintain exogenous antioxidants like vitamin C, and vitamin E. It not only acts as an antioxidant, but it also helps in detoxification. Because glutathione is sulfur, when you eat certain foods high in sulfur, you will give your body the raw material it needs to make more glutathione.
How to boost glutathione naturally:
• Sulfur-based vegetables (cruciferous vegetables)
• Vitamin C
• Milk thistle
What decreases glutathione?
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