Over the past few months I've heard 3 different podcasts interviewing 3 different guests Dave Asprey, Dr. Jack Kruse and Dr. Mark Gordon. All three guests spoke at length about the many benefits of supplementing with Glutathione and two of the guest said that if they could only recommend 1 supplement that everyone should take it would be Glutathione. That's a pretty strong statement. I would expect them to say something like "you just cant beat a good multivitamin" or the popular "probiotics and gut health...........". But no, they choose Glutathione to hang there hats on and went on to make convincing arguments. I paid attention the first time I heard it. I thought about looking into it a little more the second time I heard it and when the 3rd occasion came up I bought it.
The claims of what Glutathione can do or treat run the gamut, but here are the basics on Glutathione's role in the body. After all, it is made by the liver for a reason:
- Our bodies produce it as an anti-oxidant/ detoxifier primarily but we never have enough because it is constantly being depleted due to high demand that is caused by all of the various toxins we are bombarded with on a daily basis. Glutathione is constantly called on to bind and remove oxidation, boost the immune system, detoxify the body from toxins, suppress inflammation, transport amino acids around the body, regulate the bodies response to injury, activate certain enzymes, repair DNA and direct the synthesis of proteins.
Between what I read and what I originally heard on those podcasts I bought a bottle of 500mg Glutathione. I took it and will continue to take it daily until the bottle is gone. I don't suspect that I will feel anything from taking it per se but I do think I am helping to clean up many years of ignorance and perhaps build a defense against future problems. I think the proper way to take a supplement like this would be a couple bottles a year. One bottle should last 2 months and I figure doing that twice a year would be reasonable. To take it year round would be pricey as each bottle is in the $25- $50 range. I have read that it has amazing powers to clear up things like hangovers and although those are a rarity for me I like having a bottle around just in case.