5 SHOCKING THINGS YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT GLUTATHIONE
1. You need the most Glutathione you can get to see results right? Wrong!
A common misconception is that the more Glutathione you take the better, or rather the faster the results. Glutathione is a natural occurring ingredient that the body can only absorb so much of.
So what does this mean? Well in short, it means that you can take 10 000mg a day and your body will only absorb and use a fraction of that, which means you are wasting the rest and wasting your money taking the rest.
So how much is the optimal amount to take?
Well this varies based on the medium in which it is being administered, so orally via capsules or Intravenous via IV or Transdermally via patches.
Studies have shown that the optimal approved amount of Glutathione to take per day orally is 1000mg (through capsules or pills or drops), your body will absorb up to 30% of this and that will effectively increase your body’s Glutathione levels so that you can see and feel the results of the supplementation.
So 1000mg (in capsule form) is all you need per day, not more, not less
2. What’s the story with Vitamin C?
Vitamin C plays an active role in the absorption of Glutathione, but it can’t just be plain old Vitamin C or an orange (although an orange does contain Vitamin C Ascorbic acid, you would need to eat around 20 a day to get in as much as you need to aid absorption).
It must be Vitamin C Ascorbic acid. Vitamin C ascorbic acid is known as the antioxidant wrapper, it helps reprocess the Glutathione by converting oxidized Glutathione back into its active form.
Basically you need Vitamin C Ascorbic acid and it needs to be 1000mg or more in order to encourage and aid the absorption of the 1000mg of Glutathione in your body.
3. All Glutathione is not created equally
Glutathione is available in different forms, the form in which you get it is vital to how your body can use it.
The two forms are:
Reduced glutathione (GSH, or L-glutathione) is the active form. It repairs oxidative damage and oxidises
Oxidised glutathione (GSSG) is the inactive form, which can be recycled back into active GSH.
When taking Glutathione in oral form it needs to be in its reduced active form (L-Glutathione) to be able to repair damage and neutralise free radicals, in this process it becomes oxidised which then allows the Vitamin C to reactivate it and allow for it to be used by your body for the skin and health benefits which stem from the detoxification process.
4. What does “Natural” actually mean?
The word natural has many connotations most of them are related to the way the ingredient is made or where it originates.
What we want to bring to your attention is the word natural also means that it works naturally within your body to get you results, it is not an overnight transformation of your skin or health. Consistency and patience will get you where you want to be.
Skin health is a process combining multiple elements and functions that come into play from your diet, to your level of activity, to your everyday skin regimen. Always remember, transformation starts from the inside!
5. The magic skin time machine.
Do you remember being 16!? (if you were one of the blessed ones with great skin), your pores were so tiny you couldn't even see them, your skin had a glow at any time of the day, your breakout left one mark that cleared up in a few days and fine lines were no lines, your skin was perfect! Well, i have some good news and bad news…
The bad news is, it aint coming back BUT the good news is, the right supplementation can get you pretty damn close.
Glutathione is known as the “mother” of all antioxidants and for good reason, aside from the pages of lists of benefits that you already know antioxidants have, what you don't know is that they are also the “anti-agers of the nutrient world”.
As we age, our skin's elastin starts to break down and diminish. Our melanin production is impacted by all sorts of weird stuff like hormones, birth and stress.
So how do we get this back in check? How do you take all the stuff your body and life has thrown at you that has manifested itself on your money-maker (your face) and turn back the hands of time. The answer is simple - Glutathione!
Glutathione works from the inside to rectify all imbalances, detox, fight inflammation and then it starts to work its magic on your skin. In months the signs of healthier skin will be clear, the flawless skin you see on IG will be just an arms length away and you will be going out with friends with nothing more than lipstick, some eyeliner and mascara because well... foundation will add nothing more to your already glowing skin.
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