Many people, especially Filipinos, have in their minds glutathione synonymous to skin whitening.
What many do not know, until now, is that having lighter complexion is just an added benefit to the numerous healthy things that glutathione can do for your body.
Here are just four main health benefits that glutathione provides:
- Glutathione as Antioxidant
Probably the most important benefit of glutathione is helping fight off free radicals.
Free radicals cause reactions that can lead to cell damage. One way of preventing the cell damage caused by free radicals is with antioxidants and glutathione is one powerful oxidant.
Glutathione reduces oxidative stress which is attributed as cause of many ailments such as cancers, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, heart disorders and inflammatory diseases.
2. Glutathione as Anti-Aging
Another benefit of glutathione being a powerful antioxidant is its prevention of cell damage resulting to anti-aging effect. Glutathione levels in the body decreases as you age. Supplementing the body with glutathione slows down effects of aging.
3. Glutathione Reduces Damage of Fatty Liver Disease
As we all know, our liver plays a big role in detoxifying the body. But have you ever thought what cleans the “cleaner?”
According to research, glutathione, administered intravenously, reduced hepatic cell damage on people with fatty liver. (1)
While another study show, combined with proactive lifestyle, taking glutathione supplement posts positive effects on people having nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. (2)
4. Glutathione as Immune System Booster
To keep off certain infectious microorganisms in the body, our immune system does the work for us. But to further strengthen the immune system, glutathione serves as a key ingredient to boost our natural protection in keeping us healthy and away from infections.
So, How Do You Get Glutathione?
Glutathione is produced by your body, however, it depletes as you age. There are ways to increase its production in the body:
1. Eating wholesome, natural, and organic foods rich in glutathione and cysteine
a. Food high in sulfur such as cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, bok choy)
g. Fruits (Grapefruits, Tomatoes, Avocados)
But realistically, many do not have access to quality natural and organic foods. Not to mention that the manner of food preparation affects the quality of the nourishment the food retains as we eat them.
2. Taking Glutathione Supplements
There are also glutathione supplements made for daily intake for people wanting benefits of glutathione. One of which in the market is SnowCaps.
SnowCaps is a FDA-approved glutathione supplement produced by Vida Nutriscience, maker of health and wellness products. SnowCaps contain 500mg of L-Glutathione with 100mg Alpha Lipoic Acid and 100mg Non-Acidic Vitamin C.
SnowCaps is available in leading drugstores in the Philippines for Php 1,475 per box (30 capsules). SnowCaps Glutathione Supplement can be taken daily.
Staying beautiful inside out, takes a lot of work on our health. Let our body do its job the right way. We just need to aid it with proper nourishment and lifestyle.