It is the most important antioxidant inside the human cell!
It is the measure used by scientists to indicate cellular health.
According to Dr. David Perlmutter, MD who is an innovate expert in
neurological disorders, glutathione leads the charge in brain research
around the world.
Glutathione regenerates a popular antioxidant most people have heard
of, Vitamin C. Vitamin C then works to recycle a fat-soluble brain
friendly antioxidant Vitamin E and the cycle continues. Vitamin C is no
doubt an extraordinary nutrient that every human would do well to take
regularly. However,vitamin C works its magic outside of the cell whereas glutathione exerts its life sustaining effects inside the cell.
Fibromyalgiais a condition of severe mitochondrial
dysfunction. Your mitochondria are the energy hub of every cell. They
literally provide the currency by which you go about living, laughing
and eating broccoli. In this condition, it is as if maple syrup has
been poured over the mitochondria, making them slow and sluggish (think:
a broken ATM or one with a line around the corner and you have a "hot”
date waiting). This leads to massive fatigue and chronic unremitting
muscle pain as toxins are not able to be cleared from cells.
Glutathione just happens to be a potent enabler of mitochondrial
function! Consider glutathione as the gold backing your mitochondrial
This tripeptide likes to have its hands in everything!
It functions in the synthesis, protection and repair of DNA (keeps
you from getting cancer). It is also present for the synthesis of
proteins, the transport of amino acids (so you can build and repair
damaged tissue), the elimination of heavy metals, the removal of toxins
and carcinogens and on the side, it enhances natural killer cell
activity (helps find and fight cancer if you have it). Glutathione is
structurally unusual, which allows it to react with would be "bad guys”
keeping them from harming your cells.
Glutathione also resides over the activation of enzymes, which are considered the fire of cellular life. Free radical damage is the foundation of all degenerative disease and LOW glutathione is the enabler of free radical damage. Hence the aging process..
That said, it is no wonder whyglutathione is paramount for optimal mitochondrial functioning.