Nov 252009

Glutathione (GSH)

Our Body’s Master Antioxidant and Best Kept Secret
Glutathione is the body’s own natural antioxidant. Antioxidants are vitally important for the function of a healthy immune system, they neutralize the free radical activity in the body.

GSH is depleted by oxidative stress, which usually occurs by illness, infection, trauma, medication or surgery.

“Antioxidants are well documented to play vital roles in health maintenance and disease prevention. GSH is our cell’s own major antioxidant. Why not use what is natural?”(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. GSH levels decrease with an insufficient nutrient intake, non-denatured protein specifically. Cysteine in the combined molecule of Glutamine and Cysteine (glutamylcysteine dipeptidesU) 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 that are low in Cysteine limit GSH production and availability.

True non-denatured Whey Protein Concentrate is the optimal nature prescribed precursor (required for the production) of Glutathione (GSH). It contains exceptionally high amounts of non-denatured Cysteine and Glutamine, the amino acids required for intracellular GSH production. It naturally contains the full range of proteins that enhance immune function and the protein bound fats not available in whey protein isolates.
There are many whey proteins to choose from. The critical factors are: How was the whey produced? Is it a by-product or a Primary Product? What are the actual amounts of the important proteins measured by independent lab analysis? These questions are addressed in our product page and throughout this website.
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