Often hailed as the mother of all antioxidants, Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant comprised of three amino acids — cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine.
One of the most important molecules in the body to keep it thriving, helping to neutralise free radicals, reduce oxidative stress from environmental factors such as pollution, stress and metabolic detoxification. In other words – this is a molecule that your Liver especially loves, as the key sulphur makeup of Glutathione acts as a binder to things such as heavy metals and mercury, helping the body to more efficiently get rid of toxins.
Numerous studies have shown depleted levels of Glutathione in those who are chronically ill, and more recently some studies have aimed to research the link between Glutathione levels and the severity of Covid 19 symptoms.
Below are some ways to naturally increase Glutathione levels in the body:
- Consume Sulphur Rich Foods. These include things such as garlic, onions & cruciferous vegetables. Some studies have also shown certain species of mushrooms to be a rich dietary source of Glutathione and ergothioneine, a unique sulphur containing antioxidant.
- Regular Exercise
- Try a Bioactive Whey Protein
- Include Glutathione Supporting Supplements