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Glutathione: The Great Protector

Find out why this little-known antioxidant is key to fighting toxicity and premature aging – and warding off chronic disease.

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If biochemistry were the stuff of comic books, antioxidants would be the superheroes — with glutathione (gloota-thigh-own) being no less than a cross between Superman and Underdog. As the most powerful antioxidant in the body, glutathione works around the clock to fend off nefarious characters. And yet, few people recognize its importance.

Glutathione is likely to get more attention in the near future, as experts begin to connect the dots between depleted stores of the antioxidant and the likelihood of chronic disease. “If you haven’t heard of glutathione yet, you will,” says Mark Hyman, MD, founder of The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Mass., and a pioneer in the field of functional medicine. “In terms of staying healthy, it is one of the most important molecules in the body.

Glutathione is a triple threat to toxins. It neutralizes free radicals, enhances the immune system and detoxifies the liver. But some worry that it has met its match. The trappings of modern life — everything from refined foods to over-the-counter painkillers to stress — rob the body of this vital antioxidant. And, even if you’re doing everything right, aging takes a bite. Around age 45, our glutathione levels start to slip. Ultimately, those levels can dip as much as 50 percent below optimal as we age.

Some scientists are now wondering if low glutathione levels aren’t partly to blame for the free-radical-induced illnesses so common in middle age and later, such as Alzheimer’s, cancer and heart disease. Indeed, research published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that, among people with heart disease, those with the least amount of glutathione in their blood were 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack than those with the most glutathione.

Hyman didn’t understand the full ramifications of a glutathione deficiency until his own health was in peril. In the mid-1990s, he was besieged by muscle pain, brain fog and “bone-numbing” exhaustion. “I went from feeling really healthy one day to really sick the next,” he says.

After months of medical sleuthing, he discovered he had mercury poisoning —  probably due to eating contaminated fish and breathing tainted air while working in China. He suspects that the burden of detoxifying the mercury depleted his glutathione levels, leading his body to break down under the strain. “As you detoxify, your body uses up more and more of your glutathione stores until it’s gone,” he says. “That’s when you end up with toxic overload.”

In exploring what went wrong, Hyman discovered he lacked a gene, called GSTM1, crucial to making and recycling glutathione. He estimates that roughly half of Americans are missing one or more of the genes necessary to produce enough of the antioxidant. The percentage climbs even higher among his critically ill patients, the vast majority of whom have rock-bottom glutathione levels. “At first I thought it was just a coincidence,” he says, “but I’ve come to realize that making and keeping a high level of glutathione is critical to preventing disease.”

Gloota-what?

Found in every cell in the body, glutathione protects the cell’s engine, called the mitochondria, from bacteria and viruses as well as toxins. It’s considered “the mother of all antioxidants,” as Hyman calls it, because all other antioxidants, including vitamin C and vitamin E, rely on it to give them a second life.

The average antioxidant has a short life span, sacrificing itself whenever it wipes out a free radical. But glutathione carries enough extra zip to not only bring spent antioxidants back from the dead but also to recharge itself, explains Leslie Fuller, ND, an educator at the National College of Natural Medicine and practitioner at the Nature Cures Clinic, both in Portland, Ore.

Most glutathione is made inside the body from three amino acids: glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine. In addition, some foods, particularly asparagus, spinach, avocado and squash, are high in a plant version of glutathione that the body converts to replenish its supply.

Under healthy conditions, and in a healthy environment, our bodies would be able to churn out plenty of glutathione to meet our daily needs. But cigarettes, alcohol, caffeine, processed foods and certain medications deplete the body’s stash. So does stress. And as Hyman discovered, toxic surroundings may pose an even bigger threat to our body’s glutathione supply.

Radical Riff-Raff

To fully appreciate glutathione, it helps to know a little more about its nemesis: free radicals. Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules created by our metabolism. The instability stems from a missing electron. In a mad attempt to find balance, the misfit molecules rip electrons from their neighbors. As a result, those molecules also turn into free radicals. This damage can eventually snowball and disrupt a cell’s integrity, causing it to behave abnormally.

“Almost every chronic illness known to humankind has been linked in some measure to free-radical-induced tissue damage,” says Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, coauthor of The Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Healing, Third Edition (Celestial Arts, 2010).

That’s not to say the goal is zero emissions. Indeed, some free-radical damage is natural. Every breath inhaled, every calorie burned, every muscle contracted leaves a wisp of free radicals in its wake. “Even if we lived in a pristine environment, our bodies would make free radicals,” says Alschuler. And, as she explains, some free-radical damage is a good thing because a damaged cell is triggered to be either repaired or destroyed. By sparking either a renovation or a demolition, free-radical damage gets the body’s attention, and, if the body is healthy enough and the free-radical damage is not overly extensive, free radicals may play a role in preventing diseases like heart disease and cancer.

Unfortunately, our bodies must contend with an ever-growing onslaught of free radicals in the environment. Free radicals hitchhike into the body on the backs of chemicals in the air, the water supply and the food chain. The cumulative load is called oxidative stress. Corrosion caused by oxidative stress (or oxidation) inside the body is often compared to the slow rusting of metal when it’s exposed to the elements.

Protecting cells from oxidation is where antioxidants, particularly glutathione, come into play. All antioxidants retard oxidative stress, but because glutathione recharges its allies, it plays a particularly important role in helping the body keep up with our accelerated modern-day demands.

“We are in a situation where our manufacturing and our recycling of glutathione is maxed out,” says David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM, author of Power Up Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Enlightenment (Hay House, 2011). “We just can’t detoxify fast enough.”

Cleanup Crew

Found throughout the body, glutathione is concentrated in the liver. The body’s primary detox organ, the liver is charged with giving nutrients the nod to be absorbed and giving toxins the boot. But expelling a toxin isn’t easy. In phase one, liver enzymes must convert the toxin into a compound that can be flushed. In phase two, glutathione is used to grab hold of the toxin and escort it out of the body via urine or bile. If there isn’t enough glutathione on hand, the toxins stack up like so many cars in a traffic jam.

Glutathione owes much of its detoxifying prowess to cysteine. A sulfur-rich amino acid, cysteine is abundant in eggs, garlic and whey protein. “Sulfur is a sticky, smelly molecule that acts like flypaper trapping toxins in the body,” explains Hyman. This is why vegetables high in sulfur, including garlic and onions, have been at the heart of detoxification diets for years.

Another plant substance, called cyanohydroxybutene (found in broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage) helps restock the body’s glutathione supply. “We’ve always been taught that broccoli and other cruciferous veggies are important to the detox protocol, but we didn’t fully understand why,” says Perlmutter. “Now we know that it’s because they enhance glutathione production.”

Green tea, fish oil and resveratrol also house substances that switch on genes responsible for making glutathione, Perlmutter notes. Aerobic exercise and yoga are thought to goose glutathione levels as well.

Although glutathione doesn’t come in a simple pill form, Perlmutter says, “You can take and do things that turn on your body’s genes to make more glutathione, and that’s pretty powerful stuff. You are modifying your own genetic expression.”

Logically, if more glutathione means better detoxification, people with the highest levels of the stuff should live the longest. That was the theory that drove Danish researchers to enroll 41 centenarians in a study of glutathione levels. Their results, published in the journal Age and Ageing, found that glutathione levels were highest in the healthiest seniors. Additionally, they discovered that the centenarians had higher levels of glutathione than people 20 to 40 years younger, hinting that glutathione may be one reason why their subjects had lived to such a ripe age.

Need More? Make More

Recognizing when the body is running low on glutathione takes some detective work. Because it oxidizes quickly outside the body, the antioxidant does not lend itself to a blood test. So some healthcare practitioners, like Hyman, look for missing genes. Others consult indirect biochemical markers, such as short telomeres (the caps of DNA on either end of a chromosome, like handles on a jump rope) or high levels of oxidation in the blood. A history of chronic illness is also a clue.

But don’t wait until you’re sick to think about glutathione. High stress levels, certain medications, past infections and a poor diet can all nibble away at the body’s glutathione stash. The average American consumes only 35 milligrams of glutathione per day, says Alschuler, far short of the optimal daily intake of 250 milligrams. “This, coupled with decreasing glutathione production as we age, leaves most of us deficient.”

The good news: Protecting your glutathione levels is fairly simple, says Perlmutter, and “the health implications can be profound.”

Easy Ways to Maximize Glutathione Production and Activity

Eat lots of glutathione-rich foods, such as asparagus, spinach, avocado, squash, melons, grapefruit and peaches. Whenever possible, eat these foods raw or minimally heated, since heat — and microwaving — tends to destroy antioxidants.

Eat more colorful, antioxidant-packed produce, such as strawberries, bell peppers and mangoes, all of which are particularly high in vitamin C. The more one-shot antioxidants you’ve got on board, the less your body needs to lean on its glutathione reserves.

Eat more foods high in cysteine. The sulfur-rich amino acid is a key building block for glutathione. The best sources are eggs, garlic and whey protein. If you buy whey protein, make sure it is bioactive and made from undenatured (or nondenatured) proteins, meaning the bond between the amino acids is preserved, and the cysteine is more bioavailable.

Limit exposure to toxins by buying organic produce, filtering your water, cutting down on refined foods, and avoiding chemical-packed personal-care  and cleaning products. Minimizing your toxic burden will help preserve your body’s ability to produce glutathione, and also reduce excess demands on your body’s glutathione supplies.

Catherine Guthrie is a health writer in Bloomington, Ind., and a contributing editor to Experience Life.

49 Comment to Glutathione: The Great Protector

  • I have been competing for over 23 years as a marathoner and in all my years of studying the body, I missed glutathione. I didn’t even know what it was until January of this year (2014). The fact that every cell in the body produces it, that we can run low on it and that glutathione supplementation can help in healing process of diseases and illnesses was a wake-up call for me not only as an athlete but in helping to express to others the importance as well. Appreciate your article. http://www.rundreamachieve.com

  • Nathan says:

    I have been competing for 23 years and have never even heard about glutathione 5 months ago. I have been taking it in pill form ever since and have noticed enormous differences in the way I feel and how I run. I am an elite marathon runner so this antioxidant that surprisingly few people know about it VERY important to me in that it has so much to do with energy production within the cells. More people, especially athletes need to do know about this. Self-education is vital.

  • You say comments are welcome as long as on topic. I posted a comment over a week ago, which was precisely on subject yet it is taken down. Would at the very least like some kind of response as why.

    Thank You

    Keith

    • Heidi Wachter says:

      Hi Keith,

      I’m not sure what your comment was. We’ve been in the process of moving our website to a bigger server so perhaps something has happened to your comment in the process. If you’d like to re-post your comment, we will review it.

      Thanks,
      Heidi

  • Keith says:

    This is a great site, with loads of good information. I am currently fighting cancer myself. Have a rather large tumor on my neck. Glutathione is at the center of everything I am doing. My biggest concern when looking at any product, and there are literally hundreds out there that have adverse effects on cancer, is that they have no adverse effects on me. Therefore I pretty much refuse to take anything that is not a natural product. I understand that synthetic compounds can often work great, and possibly at a lower cost, but the long term effects are often not known, or published. It’s just not worth a few bucks to me as I am in this for the long haul.

    My product of choice is Immunocal, by Immunotec. Over 40 years of research, multiple studies went into the development of Immunocal. It is listed in the “Physician’s Desk Reference” as a “natural dietary supplement.

    I hope you find this useful in your search for the right product for you. More information can be found on my site

    Keith

  • Lucy says:

    I have been researching glutathione for two years and have found the most effective supplement to increase glutathione production in the body is Cellgevity. The health benefits have been very significant for me personally, and many doctors now recommend Cellgevity to support the immune system, detoxify the liver, increase energy levels and help improve long term health. There is more information at http://www.GlutathioneForLife.com

  • Lance Jordan says:

    I learned about Glutathione two years ago and have now spent thousands of hours investigating and researching GSH as well as SOD, Catalase and Uric Acid. Understanding these endogenous antioxidants has led me into understanding many more things like the Crebs cycle, Mitochondria and Cholesterol. Diet and the food we eat is so important but diet alone cant stimulate the Nrf2 with in your cells like an all natural supplement can called Protandim – This supplement does so many extremely useful things and one thing it does is boost Glutathione 300% http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22020111

    Dr. Perlmutter is an advocate of Protandim and so are many others with in his peer group – I It is an amazing product!

  • Barbara says:

    I have read that NAC can be helpful with Obsessive Compulsive Behaviors such as skin picking. Any information available on that particular use?

  • Lisa B says:

    I inject inter-muscular 1ml of Glutathione and 1/2 ml of B12 twice a week. I get a 3 week supply and I keep it refrigerated.
    Check with a compounding pharmacy or I have also gotten it through Trim Nutrition on line and it arrives to my door on ice.

  • joshua says:

    glutathione tends to make you fairer. Am i right??

  • Norish Aida says:

    I just bought 900,000mg of gluthathione aura white for detoxifying my liver, and hope to cure pigmentation on my face.

  • Two direct ways to supplement glutathione orally include liposomal and acetyl glutathione. The liposomal has its own downfalls though. Precursors combined with acetyl are a fantastic way to enhance GSH levels.

  • Andrea says:

    I started googling as my son has really bad chest congestion which we cant get rid of and I found myself on this thread which I have found fascinating, but does any of this apply to a two and a half year old and can he take any kind of supplement to help his lungs? Thank you

    • Lucy says:

      Hello Andrea, I am a Physiologist and also suffer from a lung condition myself, called Cystic Fibrosis, which is characterised by the build up of thick mucus in the lungs and inflammation throughout the body. So I understand how unpleasant it is to have constant congestion. Throughout my life I have had many chest infections that required intravenous antibiotics.
      I have been researching glutathione for many years and discovered that in addition to being our body’s most powerful antioxidant, glutathione also is a potent anti-inflammatory and acts as a mucolytic (thins the mucus) in the lungs.
      When I heard about a new glutathione precursor supplement at a medical seminar, I decided to try it. After a few weeks the chest congestion and inflammation reduced, and after several months my lung capacity increased by around 20%. Now I enjoy a clear chest every day, more energy and just feel a lot healthier overall. I have since created a website called Energy Health Life dot com to assist others to achieve health.
      Feel free to contact me via my website if you would like any more information.

      PS Thank you Catherine for an excellent article.

      • vickie moser says:

        is there a supplement I can buy with gluthathione in it? How does one get glutathione?
        thanks

        • Christian Mediona says:

          Hi Vickie,MaxGXL a nutritional supplement contains a proprietary NAC formula that is designed specially to enable your body to produce optimal amounts of glutathione. It not only contains the specific building blocks of glutathione, but also contains key nutrients that aid in absorption of these building blocks into the body. Thanks to this supplement my health is better than before :)

    • Heidi Wachter says:

      Hi Andrea,

      Sorry to hear that your son is having difficulties with chest congestion.

      We don’t have any trained medical professionals on our staff and recommend talking with your child’s pediatrician about whether or not glutathione would be something useful to aid your son.

      Thanks for writing, and hope you find something that helps your son.

      Yours in health,
      Heidi

      • William Hunting esq. says:

        Let’s face it … a U.S. pediatrician cannot offer the tools / medicines the body needs to reverse most conditions (only escalate them into new and worse labels / diagnosis) as one gets older.

        In order to remain “politically neutral” … (in addition to pediatrician recommendations) you may benefit the health of your readership more by recommending to “also research” local medical doctors and clinics who “actually administer” these medicines / therapies … coz such doctors have spent their years in the same medical institutions and better understand “more sides to the medical / political equation” … and have likely reversed and cured more patients (when others simply have no curative tools / drugs at their prescription disposal.

        In addition, just spending a small amount of time around such medical clinics and talking to the patients in the waiting room … Or getting nutritional IV’s oneself to reverse or prevent disease, or simply maintain health … you can learn immense insight into their incredible “spontaneous remission anecdotal unproven quackery” benefits …(when otherwise, you will only see, read and hear utter disdain and negative pseudo-science via major stream medical establishments and news media, corrupted scientific institutions and entrenched drug doctors regarding these forms of IV therapies. (High dose Vit C, Myers Cocktail, Glutathione, Chelation, Ozone, H2O2 etc.)

        Spend enough time around these clinics and one may be equally astounded to see the numbers of local entrenched drug doctors who actually seek this medicine themselves while “rolling their eyes” at these therapies to their own sick (and getting sicker) patients.

        The science is well-established throughout the international medical communities. The World Health Organization ranks the U,S. as #39 in the world for healthcare. Which means there are 38 countries with “superior healthcare” systems, less corrupted scientific & medical institutions, doctors who are educated in actually understanding and reversing the disease process … and huge populations who DO NOT take a lifetime of eclectic pills and carry around “treasured pill boxes”.

        The more one travel abroad and see the wonders of the world and “real medicine” … The more evidence one will appreciate highlighting the medical suppressive regime crimes and ignorance that takes place throughout the $trillion U.S. “Healthcare system” … and per-lease … this is not a “minority of” … It is the entire foundations, heart and soul of the “healthcare system”.

        There are many more unsuppressed medicines and disease reversal therapies worldwide … Many can be found in private established medical clinics in the U.S. and Canada.

  • Stone Gye says:

    I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis four years ago. As a performance coach for the past 24 years, it was an impact on training my clients as well as myself. I was introduced to glutathione through a colleague. After 30 days of using glutathione, my dumb bell press increased from 40kg – 55kg. This is significant for 2 reasons. 1. I couldn’t go heavier than 40kg previously due to the symptoms in my shoulders and 2. Not only did my strength increase from pressing 40kg to 55kg, I no longer experienced the symptoms of osteoarthritis. The mechanism I used was cellgevity and it has now become a regular part of what I prescribe for my more than 2,000 clients. They are also experiencing similar gains.

  • Debbie says:

    This article is excellent. FYI. My sister was given glutathione intravenously and her MS symptoms have all but disappeared. She still has lesions on the brain but she no longer has numbness and tingling in limbs. She is not on any medications. Keep this in mind should you know anyone dealing with MS. BTW It was her integrative doctor that told her about glutathione, not the neurologist who is now saying, “Well it must not have been MS.”

    • Rebecca says:

      My husband had Lyme disease for 6 years. It looked exactly like MS. He went to Florida Detox Center and he couldn’t believe how things turned around for him once he started the glutathione iv’s(they also put other stuff in them but don’t know off hand what they were.) He recommended this place to a few people, they all went and are soooooo happy they did. My advice for your sister is keep doing what she’s doing and don’t give up. Sometimes my husband feels awful all the sudden but it’s the detoxing that’s a bugger. I would surely thank the Lord for showing you the right path because there are so many people out there that are getting worse and worse because they do not know what to do. My husband was one of them. Living where we do Lyme Disease is an epidemic. But these glutathione iv’s are a blessing.

  • Jeff says:

    I think the first paragraph sums it up in a fantastic way. Hopefully more people become aware of just how beneficial raising glutathione levels in your body impacts your overall wellness and cellular health. One comment would be to look for Acetyl Glutathione when you are supplementing directly (or take the precursors such as N-acetyl cysteine) The importance of Acetyl Glutathione lies in its bioavailability vs that of the non acetyl form.

  • Aurelien Ca says:

    Thank you a lot for this article. I’ve heard a lot about glutathione but the information was unclear. Your article brings complete and clear information.

  • Emmi says:

    I’ve heard that glutathione whiten our body nd lightens our skin. Is it true?

  • Fae says:

    Hi There
    As I understand it glutathione is an antioxidant produced in the liver and if taken orally it woulkd be depleted by the stomach acids before it got anywhere. Now if used transermally or on a patch how does it get to the liver to detox?

  • glutathione says:

    LISTEN GLUTATHIONE IS THE BEST THING ON THE EARTH. TAKE IT OK. NO BE CARELESS. IT IS TO HELP US LIVE LONGER. IT IS ALREAY IN OUR BODIES.

    • Christian Mediona says:

      Yes but the thing is, at age of 20 your body’s natural production of this powerful little tri-peptide declines about 10 to 15 percent every decade. Various daily impacts such as stress, exercise, infection, injury and environmental toxins also reduce your glutathione levels over time. So how do we help our body get the glutathione it needs? Eating enough glutathione-rich foods only works in an idealized world where stress, deadlines and fast food are not factors. Orally supplementing of glutathione is a good idea, but just not practical. The fragile structure of glutathione makes surviving the digestive tract nearly impossible. Science has struggled for decades to find a practical way of getting this vital component to your cells until now.

      MaxGXL a nutritional supplement contains a proprietary NAC formula that is designed specially to enable your body to produce optimal amounts of glutathione. It not only contains the specific building blocks of glutathione, but also contains key nutrients that aid in absorption of these building blocks into the body.

  • Randy says:

    I loved finding this informative article. I learned about glutathione in 2001 and realized it was the most important information I could have learned about my body. I would like to say that there really is only one way to maximize the levels of gsh intracellularly and that is with a product called Immunocal. I have used http://www.ImmunoTec.com/01 for several years and I know I am healthier than I was at 25 and I am 48 now. Thanks for this great article to share with the world. Best Regards. Randy Grover.

  • Scott Margason says:

    I read the Glutathione article in the April 2011 issue and was surprised to see that you did not include any alternative methods to stimulate (without drugs) the natural production of glutathione in your body. For example, there is a company named LifeWave that sells non-transdermal, drug-free patches that are placed on your clothing or skin at accupuncture points. One of the patches is the LifeWave Y-Age Glutathione patch – which increases blood glutathione levels.
    Thanks,

    Scott

    http://www.lifewave.com/smargason

  • Amelia Bulatao says:

    Thank you for this article, my husband’s Parkinson’s is making more sense to me. He may have contacted the disease through environmental factor coupled with reduced glutathione based on his food intakes.

    • Glutathione says:

      Understanding both Glutathione’s importance as well as Parkinson’s disease grants a unique insight into the disease. This remarkable antioxidant is extremely beneficial for treating the symptoms and causes of Parkinson’s. With an increasing amount of information coming out on the subject, it is no doubt going to play a more pivotal role in modern PD treatment.

  • Coralyn Eddy says:

    Thank you for this very informative information. I learned some more things that I didn’t know before about Glutathione.

  • Amazing-Glutathione.com says:

    Great article on glutathione! I take a supplement that has several glutathione precursors, including NAC, Alpha-lipoic acid, and Vitamin C mentioned above! The changes in my life since I began the supplement have included more energy (love that one), sleep less, dreams are vivid, knee oain from injury gone, and even helps me focu easier under times of extreme stress! Oh and the fact that my hair and nails grow faster and thicker is pretty nice too!

  • michael chavers says:

    The brief thing I can share is this God given protein that was created within us, is the most important defense at the very beginning of all unwanted toxins, metals etc…

    I know that without Glutathione our cells will die! and our chance to live to our full potential will be short. The is not how God wanted it to be, this is a temple.

  • Craig Cox says:

    Patrick,

    Thank you for your recent comment.

    I understand how frustrating it can be when your health practitioners are unable to offer solutions to a troublesome medical condition. And I appreciate how many of our readers look to Experience Life for answers. But, while our editors are quite knowledgeable in the general areas of nutrition and wellness, there are no physicians or nutritionists among them. So we have made it a policy not to offer advice regarding specific medical conditions.

    I would, however, invite you to search our online archives (www.experiencelife.com), where you can access hundreds of articles featuring the best thinking from some of the most progressive healthcare practitioners in the country. We hope those resources will be helpful as you continue on your healing journey.

    Best regards,

    Craig Cox, Managing Editor

  • Patrick says:

    I just signed up with Lifetime Fitness and received my first issue of Experience Life magazine. What a great magazine and terrific article this is on Glutathione.

    I have a question for Ms. Guthrie, or whoever can provide an educated answer – no guessing please, that’s what I’m doing ;-). It’s mentioned in one of the sidebars that glutathione supplements are not very effective because they’re pretty much destroyed in the stomach before getting anywhere useful. I’ve been looking into this nutraceutical supplement, Protandim; and one clinical study reports that it produces “significant increases in the levels of total glutathione”. Protandim makes claims to a some other fairly spectacular benefits and costs $40 for a months supply, so I’m a bit skeptical.

    Any advice on the effectiveness of supplements to increase glutathione levels is appreciated.

  • Anjula Razdan, Experience Life health and nutrition editor says:

    Hi Ms. Williams,

    Thanks so much for your great letter. And, you’re right: although we touched on the GTSM gene — and how people who lack that gene have problems detoxifying and producing glutathione — we did not touch on the MTHFR gene in this particular article. But, we are going to be covering that gene in our upcoming October article on Autism, so be sure to look for it. Thanks again for your powerful letter.

    —Anjula Razdan, Experience Life Senior Editor

  • Seva Raskin says:

    Really great article- thank you!

  • Anne Wallin says:

    Thank you very much! I will follow this recommendations in order to heal my colon irritable! Thank´s again!!!

  • Julia says:

    Awesome article!!! Thank you!!

  • Ryan Stewman says:

    I have been taking glutathione for 2 years. It has changed my life in many ways. There are a few supplements you can take to increase it but you have to be careful what you take. Accelerating Glutathione reproduction is key to optimizing your health. Here is a quick video about it. http://www.theenergyproducer.com/glutathione-nutrition/

  • francis bulbulian says:

    great article

    THANK YOU

  • Ellen Williams says:

    Why not stop piece mealing your article and just put the truth on the table and do an article on the MTHFR Gene! This would save so many peoples lives if you would just tell the people the truth! My children and I are all positive for the MTHFR T677C/A1298. The reduced MTHFR function causes the inability of the body to convert homocysteine to the methionine synthase pathway for the end result of our bodies manufacturing glutathione. Since we have this snips our bodies can not process the metals, and you add mercury and aluminum via vaccinations ( both neuro toxins your resut is heavy metal poisoning that has the same symptoms as autism. Of course this goes hand in hand with the addition of the Hep B shot and HIB shot added to the pediatric vaccine schedule in 1991 increasing the amount of thimerosal exposure in the first 18 months of life by 300%. All of us have been diagnosed with Mercury poisoning via an urinary porphyrin profile If we would test parents who want to ge
    t pregnant and for MTHFR at birth, like we test for PKU, than we could identify those who can not process metals.

    This is the true story. A test that costs around $150.00 could change the lives of so many children and families1

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