Dr. Michael Murray, a renowned Naturopathic Physician recently blogged about a game-changing PubMed article titled “The Most Likely Cause Of Serious Manifestations And Death In Covid-19 Patients.”
Dr. Murray makes the profound statement: “The bottom line is that if you want to survive this pandemic, you need to take steps to boost your glutathione stores and definitely avoid drugs like acetaminophen that can cause glutathione levels to plummet.”
What is Glutathione?
Glutathione is the ‘master antioxidant’ because it can neutralize all free radicals and also recycles other antioxidants such as vitamins C and E. By ridding the body of harmful free radicals, antioxidants prevent oxidative stress that damages the body’s cells. When left unchecked, free radicals can lead to a range of diseases and accelerate aging.
Free Radical Focus
Free radicals are produced naturally in your body and are an important part of the immune system’s response to infection as they damage viruses and bacteria the same way they damage our cells. With more and more scary germs on the loose, free radical overload is becoming a serious health issue. In fact, your immune system’s efforts to fight infection through the production of free radicals can create health problems more dire than the infectious agent.
Lifestyle factors can also increase free radical production including:
- exposure to pesticides and air pollution
- poor diet
Here’s a list of just a few of glutathione’s incredible health benefits:
- Exerts antiviral actions and modulates the immune response by enhancing its effectiveness when immune function is low and bringing it back into balance when the immune system is overactive.
- Being the body’s most effective detoxifier, binds to undesirable toxins, pollutants, cancer-causing chemicals, heavy metals, and drug metabolites and excretes them through the urine or feces.
- Assists in the regulation of vital cellular functions, such as the synthesis and repair of DNA, the synthesis of proteins, and the activation and regulation of enzymes.
- Plays a critical role in the function of mitochondria (the energy producing compartments in cells).
So How Do I Get More Glutathione?
The current best way to increase your levels of this amazing antioxidant is to supplement with the amino acid NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine.) Dr. Murray recommends 500-1000 mg a day to boost glutathione levels and provide general immune protection.
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