Exercise Is Great Medicine, Especially If You Can Make Glutathione
Just as metals like iron rust when exposed to the elements, and slowly decay, so do our bodies. The process of human rusting is known as oxidation. Oxidation is thought to be one of the causes of aging, and diseases such as arthritis (rusting joints), heart disease (rusting arteries), dementia (rusting brain), some cancers (rusting immune system) and many others.
The human body and its individual cells are protected from the ravages of oxidation by ‘antioxidants’. While many are aware of vitamins A, C and E being anti-oxidants, the most important is a substance called glutathione.
Glutathione is much more than an anti-oxidant though, it detoxifies too – and has been proven to remove various toxic metals and cancer causing chemicals from our cells. As glutathione is so important for cellular health it is useful to think of it as fuel for the immune system, as without enough glutathione many of our immune cells would ‘rust’ very quickly and become useless.
Some facts about glutathione:
“No other antioxidant is as important to overall health as glutathione. It is the regenerator of immune cells and the most valuable detoxifying agent in the body. Low levels are associated with early aging and even death” The Immune System Cure, Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe & Patrick J.D. Bouic, Ph.D.
“It is well known that aging is accompanied by a precipitous fall in glutathione levels. Lower glutathione levels are implicated in many diseases associated with aging, including cataracts, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, atherosclerosis and others” Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 47: 1021-26 1994
“Raised glutathione levels fight the oxidation of circulating fats in the bloodstream, including cholesterol, retarding the process of plaque formation in the arteries – the underlying cause of for most heart disease and stroke.” Nutrition reviews 54:1-30, 1996
“Your life depends on glutathione. Without it, your cells would disintegrate from unrestrained oxidation, your body would have little resistance to bacteria, viruses and cancer, and your liver would shrivel up from the eventual accumulation of toxins” Glutathione: Essential Health AID, Antioxidant. Immune Booster. Detoxifier, Dr, Jimmy Gutman, M.D. FACEP
The problem with glutathione, is making enough of it. You can’t get it from your diet as it is broken down into 3 parts in the stomach, and only two of those parts get easily absorbed. The third – a protein called cysteine – is broken down further and itself can’t be supplemented into the diet.
The whole crux of the matter then is to somehow get cysteine into your body and then into your cells where it can be made into glutathione.
There are a few ways to get cysteine into the body, but only one proven way to get it into your cells to make glutathione – and that is a chemical found in human breast milk!
At least, that was how it was until 15 years ago an Italian doctor and researcher discovered a way to take a protein from cows milk and turn it into a ‘cysteine delivery system’ that has now been clinically proven to boost glutathione levels in the body.
The research lead to the development of a product called Immunocal, which is widely recognised in the medical community as being a great immune booster.
Other effects have also been noted – such as effects on gaining muscle strength, prevention of bone loss, and reduction of inflammation. This lead to a second product called Immunocal Platinum which was formulated for athletes and the very frail.
Here is what others have said about Immunocal:
Dr Balch, author of Prescription for Natural Cures, “In my opinion, everybody should be taking Immunocal”
Dr Luc Montagnier, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine, for his discovery of HIV, “Glutathione is of major significance in cellular antioxidant activity, and that Immunocal functioning as a cysteine delivery system can enhance glutathione synthesis…”
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Dr Wulf Droge, “many studies of my laboratory at the German Cancer Research Centre support the conclusion that Immunocal is effective in maintaining a strong immune system…”
Dr Jim McCallum, “… when I first heard about Immunocal I wasn’t very interested. When I finally read the clinical studies about Immunocal and realised how this product worked on optimising the immune system response, I felt strongly that this product was going to have a major impact on the health profession…having seen such dramatic health results of those people on it.”
If you live in the USA or Canada then Immuocal is a good price and you can get it here
Click on the Opportunity tab and sign up as a customer to get a 20% discount, or a Consultant if you want to help spread the word and get a 30% discount.
If however you are in the UK, then I recommend another product, as we now know (as of 2019) that direct glutathione supplementation does work ….
And if you are looking for a good whey protein in the UK:
And you can learn more about glutathione and how it combats pollution, here