The body is made of billions of cells..cells that have the ability to heal themselves when in the optimum health environment, so one could define optimum health as the body's ability to heal itself. Yet, every time you breathe, eat or drink, you could be exposing your body to environmental toxins that attack the body's cells.
These toxins can cause damage to the body’s cells; which can have a negative effect on the body’s naturally defense. So, how can the body be in optimum health when we encounter toxins every moment of every day?
Once toxins are neutralized or removed, normal cell function will often return to normal levels. Studies show that the best defense against toxins and the resulting free radicals are antioxidants, a substance that neutralizes destructive free radicals.
Triotein® is a high-quality, lactose-free Whey Protein powder that provides that amino acid substrates needed to stimulate the body’s production of intracellular glutathione peroxidase (GSH). Studies have shown that GSH is the most powerful, naturally-occurring antioxidant and probably the most important molecule the body has for defense against toxins and the prevention of damage to cells.
What is Glutathione (GSH) and why is it important?
GSH is a small tripeptide molecule composed of three amino acids – Glutamic Acid, Glycine, and Cysteine. All three amino acids must be present for the cell to produce GSH. Cysteine is the most difficult for humans to acquire and requires the presence of other amino acids to be effective. Intracellular Glutathione levels appear to be an indicator of the cell’s general health and ability to resist and defend against toxins.
The largest concentration of glutathione is in the liver
There are two major protective functions of GSH.
First, GSH provides antioxidant protection within the cell, especially in the nucleus where RNA and DNA must be protected.
GSH also acts as a protectant from toxic materials, especially in the liver and lungs.*
GSH plays a major role in the body’s natural immune function.
When microbes attack a cell, the cell defends itself by rapidly producing immune defense cells. This, in turn, produces free radicals. These toxins can result in ‘free radicals’, which occur from the metabolic processes within each cell from foods, air, exercise, stress and illness. Free radicals can create cell damage if not neutralized.
The natural aging process results in a slow decline in the body’s natural ability to synthesize GSH. GSH is used up combating the free radicals produced by your muscles during exercise. Also, the calories used for energy during exercise and extreme activities increases the need for even more intracellular GSH.
How do I increase or maintain my glutathione levels?
First, evaluate your lifestyle to decrease the amount of toxins to which you expose your body.
Second, eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. And remember, ‘fresh is best’. Also, supplement with a full spectrum of minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids and antioxidants.
Will cysteine supplements or GSH supplements help?
Studies have shown that these supplements are not as effective. The free amino acid cysteine is not delivered to the cell wall so it cannot be used to make GSH.
GSH as a tripeptide does not survive the intestinal tract in enough amounts to influence intracellular glutathione; therefore, the body needs the ‘building blocks’ of GSH for natural production.
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