Ways to Improve GSH Levels
The body naturally produces and recycles glutathione, making it the most powerful endogenous antioxidant in the body. However a number of things inhibit our glutathione synthesis and recycling capabilities.
These include by are not limited to: age, environmental toxins, chemical exposure, heavy metal toxicity, certain pharmaceutical medications, illness, disease, infection, diet, genetics and lifestyle.
With an increasingly toxic world and nutrient depleted diet, we are more vulnerable than ever to infection and disease. This is partially responsible for the widespread glutathione deficiency; nearly everyone on the planet has lower than optimal GSH levels.
Due to this constant toxic bombardment and the fact that we naturally lose glutathione as we age, it makes it vital to optimize GSH levels to maintain good health throughout the aging process.
Certain foods can help promote glutathione synthesis by providing the body with the building blocks to produce its own glutathione, however it is extremely difficult to noticeable raise levels through diet alone. This is where dietary supplements containing L-glutathione as well as the precursors come into play. L-glutathione complexes can be extremely effective in raising and maintaining GSH levels, assuming they are using high quality forms of the desired nutrients.
That being said, here are a few ways to optimize your life and naturally raise glutathione levels through diet, exercise, lifestyle and supplementation.