Glutathione (GSH) is our body’s master antioxidant and best-kept secret.
Glutathione is the body’s own natural antioxidant. Antioxidants neutralize free radical activity in the body and are vitally important for the function of a healthy immune system and preventing disease.
GSH is depleted by oxidative stress, which usually occurs by illness, infection, trauma, medication, aging, toxins, or surgery. In multiple studies of multiple diseases, researchers have concluded that there is a link to low Glutathione levels and disease. Subsequently, many prominent doctors recommend a true, non-denatured whey protein supplement, like Pulse, to boost the body’s ability to produce Glutathione effectively and naturally.
Some facts about Glutathione:
1. Glutathione (GSH) is a tripeptide composed of the amino acids Cysteine, Glutamine, and Glycine.
These molecules are found in a larger ratio in non-denatured whey protein compared with any other proteins ingested by humans. Both Cysteine and Glutamine are principle players in the coordinated T-cell response of macrophages and lymphocytes.
2. GSH is naturally found in all the cells of mammals.
It provides the principal intracellular defense against oxidative stresses. Cysteine is the combined molecule of Glutamine and Cysteine (glutamylcysteine dipeptidesU) and is the rate-limiting step for GSH production. The natural conformation of the proteins is essential for producing intracellular Glutathione. Therefore the consumption of proteins low in Cysteine limit GSH production and availability.
3. Non-denatured whey protein is acknowledged by the medical establishment as a dietary supplement that supports immune function and detoxification.
It is now listed in the Physicians Desk Reference (PDR).