Glutathione: Defense Against Aging & Diseases

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Hello world!

It all started when I turned 50 last year. I set a personal goal to live a long, healthy life and started on a serious quest to find the so-called “fountain of youth”. Then I learnt from a fellow health practitioner that a study of centenarians found that they had two things in common – high glutathione levels and a positive outlook in life.

There have been many studies done that confirms this.

Odense University in Denmark compared levels of GSH in centenarians (age 100 to 105) and people age 60 to 79 and found that GSH was higher in the centenarians. And among the centenarian group, those who were the most active had the very highest levels. (Andersen HR, Lower Activity of Superoxide Dismutase and High Activity of Glutathione Reductase in Erythrocytes from Centenarians, Age and Aging, 1998;27:643-648.)

The study concluded that high glutathione levels are associated with increased survival.

In a later study, glutathione levels were evaluated in 87 women in excellent physical and mental health, ranging in age from 60 to 103.

The scientists found that all women had very high blood glutathione levels. They followed these women for five years, and concluded that “high blood glutathione concentrations … are characteristic of long-lived women.”

So, just what is this “miracle molecule” that so few people know about? I decided to find out as much as I can about glutathione and what I discovered, really blew my mind! Not only is it crucial in extending our lifespan but also low levels of glutathione has been linked to more than 75 major chronic diseases. Wow, why do so few people know about it?

But as renowned physician and research scientist Dr Robert Keller said, “I believe glutathione will one day take its rightful place as the most powerful and life-sustaining antioxidant in the human body.” In fact, after a thorough review of all of the proposed antioxidants in PubMed, he failed to discover any nutritional supplement which didn’t in some way protect or promote glutathione, “Of course, many of these nutritional supplements have other important functions, but they are all linked to glutathione. One must wonder then if protection/promotion of glutathione may be the ‘final common pathway’ for the body’s conservation of its most important ‘first line of defense.’”

Hence, this blog – I am a self-appointed ambassador of glutathione. To borrow the words of prophet Hosea: “My people perish because of lack of information.”

So, my desire is to provide you – the reader – with as much information as I can get my hands on. What’s next is up to you. As my coach always tells me: Success is not what you know but what you do with what you know.

Here’s wishing you a happy, healthy life!

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  1. Mr WordPress
    August 1, 2012

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