When you mention the word “glutathione” to most people, they’ll probably crook their heads and ask, “Glutawhat?” Not only is it a hard word to pronounce (gloo-tuh-THIGH-ohn), it is also an under-the-radar yet extremely important antioxidant. Here, you will find important reasons why glutathione is an important antioxidant for your body and ways to increase your glutathione levels.
Fortunately, our bodies naturally produce glutathione. The amino acids L-cysteine, L-glutamic acid, and glycine all work together to synthesize the antioxidant, which helps to remove toxins, neutralize free radicals, and works to activate other antioxidants like Vitamin C and E.
Unfortunately for us, things we encounter in our daily lives can decrease our glutathione levels. Poor diet, toxins, and stress, and many other factors can negatively affect our glutathione levels and limits our bodies’ ability to recycle glutathione.
Don’t worry! As easy as it seems to decrease your glutathione levels, it’s even easier to boost your levels and maintain a healthy recycling rate. Here’s a quick checklist of tips to sustain glutathione:
- Eat sulfur-rich foods, such as broccoli, cauliflower, eggs, kale, kohlrabi, cabbage, onions, garlic, legumes, and organic/free-range red meat, fish, and poultry.
- Exercise (Sure, this seems like the solution for everything, but it really is a great habit to get into!). Try introducing at least 30 minutes of exercise a day if you can.
- Try supplements, like our LifeWave Glutathione Patches and Apex Energetics Glutathione Recycler, to boost your own efforts.
When all three of these suggestions, along with living a healthy lifestyle, are working together, you should have the glutathione levels your body needs every day.