I first started taking glutathione a few years ago after having my 23andMe genetic testing interpreted. I have a common polymorphism in my gene that prevents me from efficiently methylating and detoxifying.
Glutathione, also known as the Master Antioxidant is the byproduct of methylation. Glutathione is in every cell and in the blood. It carries out toxins and heavy metals and acts as the body’s antioxidant defense system. I like to think of it as a vacuum that cleans up harmful compounds that are from the environment and generated from normal metabolism and immune function.
I take a Liposomal Glutathione first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Liposomal refers to phospholipid spheres (liposomes) that protect the antioxidant through the digestive system and transport it into the bloodstream and gut for absorption. Due to its bad taste, I take mine with a few drops of peppermint oil and always wait at least 15 minutes before eating to enhance absorption.
Another way I like to enhance my glutathione levels is by eating foods rich in Sulfur, Vitamin C, and Selenium. By increasing your intake of these nutrients, you may help increase, maintain, and preserve your body’s supply of glutathione.
Another option is to take supplements that activate the natural glutathione production in the body. These supplements include Milk Thistle, N-acetyl cysteine, and Superoxide Dismutase.
If you are interested in purchasing glutathione, I have two favorites in my Supplement Store under the Detox category. I offer 20% off all supplements after a 30-minute supplement consultation. Here, Bianca will review your medical and diet history and offer supplement recommendations.