pH Miracle® GlutapHhione (Glutathione)
Adults – 1 teaspoon daily or as recommended by your healthcare professional.
Children – 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon daily or as recommended by your healthcare professional.
Why is Glutathione (pronounced ‘glue-ta-thigh-own’) so important to your health and well-being? First, you need to understand that Glutathione is the body’s essential-health ABC’s – Antioxidant, Blood Booster and Cell Detoxifier.
It is a tripeptide composed of glutamic, cysteine and glycine. Glutathione is found in all cells in the body, including the bile, the epithelial lining fluid of the lungs, and – at much smaller concentrations – in the blood.
Glutathione is the smallest intracellular non-protein thiol (molecule containing an S_H or sulfhydryl group) molecule in the cells. This characteristic emphasizes its potent antioxidant action and supports a multifaceted thiol exchange system, which regulates cell activity.
This small protein, produced naturally in the body, maintains these three crucial protective functions. In fact, your life depends on glutathione. Without it, your cells would disintegrate from unrestrained oxidation, your body would have little resistance to metabolic acids, and your liver would shrivel up from the eventual accumulation of acidic toxins.
Glutathione is not yet a household word. Even some medical and holistic doctors who have heard the term may still have only a vague idea of what it is. However, everyone will soon be talking about this critical non-nutritive substance.
There was a time when only scientists had heard of cholesterol and vitamins, but today, everyone knows about them. Now the magnificence of glutathione is becoming known.
In the last five years, over 25,000 medical articles about this substance have been published, and the scientific understanding of glutathione is gradually becoming common knowledge.
Each and every cell in the body is responsible for its own supply of glutathione and must have the necessary raw materials in order to produce it. Glutathione is always in great demand and is rapidly consumed when we experience any sort of emotional or physical stress, fatigue, and even moderate exercise.
Some well-known causes of glutathione depletion are as follows:
1) Acidic lifestyle and diet
2) Air and Water pollution
3) Prescription and recreational drugs
4) Ultraviolet and Radiation from cells phones, computers, electric cars, power lines, hair dryers, etc.
5) Emotional and physical stress
6) Injury, trauma or burns
7) Heavy metals
8) Cigarette smoke
9) Household chemicals
10) Acetaminophen poisoning
11) Exhaust from motor vehicles
12) Septic shock
All of these above factors lead to a build up of acidic toxins that cause the loss of glutathione as a non-nutritive buffer leading to cellular aging, dis-ease and finally death.
Why is Glutathione Essential to Health?
Glutathione’s three major roles in the body are summarized by the letters A-B-C.
– Blood Booster
– Cell Detoxifier
These are the three critical processes driven by glutathione.
The Master Antioxidant
Over the past thirty years, researchers have explored the role of antioxidants in good health as well as the treatment and prevention of diseases involving oxidation or fermentation by metabolic acids.
Well known and widely used antioxidants such as vitamin A, vitamin E and selenium neutralize the acid. They occur naturally in nature, but not in the body. They must be introduced as part of a balanced diet.
Given the critical role of antioxidants in good health, it is not surprising that the body itself manufactures its own natural antioxidants. The most important of these is glutathione. Because all other antioxidants depend upon the presence of glutathione to function properly, scientists call it ‘the master antioxidant.’
Glutathione binds to toxins, forming a water-soluble complex – which is ultimately excreted in the urine or bile as waste.
Food for the Blood
Elevated glutathione levels enable the body to produce more white blood cells. White blood cells are the body’s garbage collectors and are the most important cells for maintaining sterility of the body fluids.
Glutathione plays a central role in the proper function of the white blood cells. Dr. Bustavo Bounous, a leading glutathione expert, says, ‘The limiting factor in the proper activity of our lymphocytes (the white blood cells) is the availability of glutathione.’ In other words, healthy growth and activity of the white blood cells depend upon glutathione’s availability. Put simply, glutathione is ‘food’ for the white blood cells.
Whether we know it or not, we are continually inhaling and ingesting natural and synthetic acidic toxins. They are unavoidable in these modern times both in our polluted cities and our poorly engineered food supplies. When the body has the health and the nourishment it needs, it works tirelessly to eliminate acidic toxins and to protect itself.
But, increasing levels of environmental pollution are depleting the body’s store of glutathione more and more rapidly.
Our main organ of detoxification of acidic waste products is the lymphatic system and the liver. This is the body’s most concentrated source of glutathione.
Studies show that low glutathione levels lead to poor lymphatic and liver function, causing more and more acidic toxins to circulate through the body and resulting in damage to individual cells and organs.
Medical doctors today routinely use glutathione-promoting drugs to detoxify victims of certain types of drug overdose.
Glutathione in Natural Medicine
Practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) have long advocated the use of milk thistle for liver problems. It turns out that this herb works by modestly elevating glutathione levels. The mineral selenium also produces subtle elevations in glutathione by becoming integrated into the glutathione peroxidase.
This is why Dr. Young created the first natural water-based oral glutathione from avocados.
Glutathione in Traditional Medicine
Emergency medical doctors, toxicologists, and lung and liver specialists are well acquainted with glutathione’s therapeutic uses. American physicians seeking ways to raise a patient’s glutathione levels can open the standard Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR) and find two options – the pharmaceutical drugs sold under the names Parlodex and Mucomyst, and the natural dietary supplement found in natural foods stores derived from whey protein isolate.
Glutathione in Health and Dis-Ease
It is believed that glutathione has an important role to play in the prevention and treatment of dis-ease. It may in the future be considered as important to health as an alkaline diet, exercise and alkaline lifestyle. Putting It All Together
1) Medical science is still ascertaining all the critical roles played by glutathione in dis-ease resistance and general good health. Clinical evidence links low glutathione levels to the most common illnesses of our time as well as newly emerging diseases.
2) As an essential aid to health, glutathione works as the master antioxidant in our body optimizes the white blood cells and detoxifies a long list of pollutants and carcinogens or acids. The best way to raise glutathione levels is by eating foods that are high in glutathione such as avocados.
Recently Dr. Young has developed a natural way to raise glutathione levels by safe, reliable dietary means. The emergence of bioactive avocado glutathione is an exciting step forward in non-nutritive supplementation.
Natural Products That Raise Glutathione Levels
The pH Miracle – Young pHorever Liquid Natural Glutathione 433 mg. per teaspoon
* No alcohol
* No glycerin
Serving Size: 1/2 teaspoon
Servings Per Container: Approximately 50
Glutathione 433 mg
Other Ingredients: De-mineralized water