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Glutathione deficiency symptoms


Glutathione – is this the secret to eternal youth? Well it is the secret #1 antioxidantGlutathione is immune system maestro – glutathione – GLUTATHIONE (pronounced “gloota-thigh-own”). It’s the anti ageing secret we haven’t heard of.

Yet. SKIN –  A 1982 study looked at 61 healthy subjects and 506 patients with various skin disorders. Lowered glutathione levels were observed in patients with psoriasis, eczema / atopic dermatitis, vasculitis, mycosis fungoides and dermatitis herpetiformis. Still asking what’s so important about antioxidants any way?

Glutathione (GSH) is one of the most critical molecules of the entire body. As the most important intracellular antioxidant, GSH regulates all other antioxidants while helping to prevent damage from reactive oxygen species, such as free radicals and peroxides. Read on to find out why…

Glutathione is a very simple molecule. It’s produced naturally all the time in your body. It’s a combination of three simple building blocks of protein or amino acids — cysteine, glycine and glutamine.




The secret of its power lies in the sulfur (SH) chemical groups it contains. Sulfur is a sticky, smelly molecule that acts like fly paper. So all the bad things in the body stick onto it. That includes free radicals and toxins like mercury and other heavy metals. Normally glutathione is recycled in the body — except when the toxic load becomes too great.

Glutathione – Cont’d

The body naturally produces glutathione. Glutathione is the most potent antioxidant, which also regulates all other antioxidants. But environmental and dietary toxins, emotional stressors and various health conditions can deplete glutathione levels. This will impair our immunity. It can also leave our body vulnerable to inflammation or illness. It may reduce natural cellular repair processes altogether.

We can test the genes involved in glutathione metabolism when it’s indicated in delivering the right treatment at Susannah Makram Clinics.  These are the genes involved in producing enzymes that allow the body to create and recycle glutathione in the body. These genes have many names, such as GSTM1, GSTP1 and more.

These genes impaired in some people for a variety of important reasons. It doesn’t help that we evolved before 80,000 toxic industrial chemicals existed in our modern day environment. As Knightsbridge and Harley Street nutrition expert I can’t tell you how much of this I see. It doesn’t help either that we evolved before electromagnetic radiation was everywhere. Before we polluted our skies, lakes, rivers, oceans and teeth with mercury and lead. Almost of half of the population now has a limited capacity to get rid of toxins. These people are missing GSTM1 function.

Gluatathione deficiency symptoms

Glutathione deficiency symptoms

Glutathione deficiency symptoms

Stress and Illness

We become susceptible to unrestrained cell disintegration from oxidative stress, free radicals, infections and cancer. Our liver gets overloaded and damaged, making it unable to do its job of detoxification.

Mental and Physical dysfunction

Research has shown that raised glutathione levels decrease muscle damage. If that wasn’t amazing in itself, raised glutathione levels also reduce recovery time, increase strength and endurance. Raised levels of glutathione also shift metabolism from production of fat to muscle development.

TO SUMMARISE –> Glutathione is critical for immune function and controlling inflammation. It’s the master detoxifier and the body’s main antioxidant. Glutathione protects our cells and making our energy metabolism run well.

ACG Glutathione Extra Strength from Results RNA also contains alpha lipoic acid, milk thistle and more. This is all designed to help naturally support GSH absorption and action.

Superfoods List

Superfoods list

I get asked a lot about superfoods. Are they really as super as they sound? What are the top superfoods everyone should be eating? What makes a food a superfood exactly?

So guess what I did? I answered all your pertinent questions on the topic of superfoods here.

Superfoods List

Superfoods List

The healthiest foods

The media seem to go crazy over the superior superfood so we assume they must be the world’s healthiest foods. Do I agree? Find out here. 

In modern times we all want to get maximum output for minimum input. We don’t have time to read food labels although, I always advise that you do. You’d be surprised at what’s inside our food exactly.

Superfoods seems to satisfy our appetite for maximising what we can get out of a bite of superfood as opposed to consistently eating well and taking ownership of our health.

That to one side, there’s benefits to knowing a thing or two about the 7 superfoods I highlight here.     [tweetthis]There’s benefits to knowing a thing or two about the 7 #superfoods highlighted here. [/tweetthis]



You may be surprised to learn what these foods can do to your body as a whole. It goes beyond anti-ageing or ageing well but you need to know the science. The science is not all that complicated either, so you might be introducing new foods to your breakfast table, new foods into your children’s packed lunch or adding that little something to your take out order you never did before. Remember, balance is key.

We all want a quick fix but the fact is we couldn’t exist on superfoods even if we tried – and why would we want to? It’s not personalised and it’s not necessarily as good for us as it might be for the next person. They’re not all as exotic as they sound either…

Safe, clinical, practical and effective.

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