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by Carly Neubert, BA, NC June 08, 2022
Like Britney sang in 2003, I am wondering “Don’t you know that you’re toxic?” We all live in an extremely toxic world which, by default, makes us all very toxic people. As of 2005, over 287 toxins could be detected in umbilical cord blood of recently birthed babies. 108 of those toxins were carcinogenic---known to cause cancer; 217 are brain toxins and 208 cause birth defects. Fast forward over 15 years with the rise of GMO foods, and the increase in waste, pollution, and plastics, and you can imagine the toxic body burden we all share.
What is the solution to this madness? Lower your exposures to toxins and detox of course. And what is your body’s best antioxidant to push toxins out? Glutathione. We make it in our bodies, but let’s be honest, most of us probably don’t make enough for the loads of toxins we are exposed to and are already stored in our bodies.
Antioxidants are molecules that will donate an electron to a molecule that doesn’t have enough. Those molecules that don’t have enough electrons are called “oxidants” or “free radicals.” These molecules enter your body through your lungs, skin, or digestive system. For example, when you walk by someone who is smoking a cigarette, you are likely to breathe in some of the smoke. Many of the molecules in the “smoke” are free radicals.
Once inside your body, they knock around against other molecules trying to steal their electrons. While knocking around they cause oxidative or free radical damage. If you have enough antioxidants, including the master antioxidant glutathione, the damage will be minimal. The antioxidants will give away their extra electrons to calm down the oxidative molecules, and all will be well. But if you don’t have enough antioxidants including glutathione, your body will sustain a lot of oxidative damage on a daily basis.
You make glutathione in your body from cysteine, glycine, and glutamic acid. There are two forms or states that which glutathione exists: the oxidized and the reduced state. The reduced state is ready to neutralize free radicals while the oxidized glutathione performs other functions. Supplemental glutathione comes in capsules, powders, liquids, liposomes, and topical creams.
Liposomal delivery has been proven to be the most effective for raising blood glutathione levels. Various other delivery systems such as capsules may not make it through your stomach acid and will not be absorbed. Liposomes are similar to the make-up of your cell membranes. When glutathione is encased in liposomes, it becomes much easier for your cell membranes to absorb.
Other ways to increase your glutathione levels:
Readisorb was one of the original companies to harness the power of glutathione as a supplement. In fact, they received a patent on their process in 2013. Glutathione is not an easy supplement to make and keep stable until it gets to you. That is why Readisorb uses liposomes to keep the glutathione stable and easily absorbed. Liposomes act as protection for the glutathione until it passes through your stomach. Readisorb liposomes are made from non-GMO sunflower lecithin.
ReadiSorb contains 450 mg of glutathione per teaspoon so if any gets denatured, you end up with at least 420 mg per teaspoon. The ingredients in ReadiSorb Liposomal Glutathione are reduced I-glutathione, purified water, lecithin, glycerin, and potassium sorbate.
Non-GMO lecithin is used for liposomes. ReadiSorb is sweetened with vegetable glycerin which is derived from palm fruit oil. Potassium sorbate is a preservative that is used to prevent mold growth. It is made in a facility that is cGMP (Certified Good Manufacturing Procedures).
One (1) teaspoon yields 420 mg of reduced l-glutathione.
I recommended adults with: ½ - 1 teaspoon per day and
children with ¼ - ⅓ teaspoon for every 30 pounds of weight.
You can add it to cold or room temperature liquids. It must be taken in the morning or on an empty stomach. After taking, wait 20 minutes before eating. This will ensure that the glutathione is absorbed without interacting with food, medications, or other supplements. After eating, your stomach will be empty after 2-3 hours, so you can take it then.
If you want to understand more of the science of how glutathione works in your body, here are some good leads:
Glutathione supplements smell like rotten eggs because of the sulfur compounds. So, the stronger a glutathione supplement is, the more potent it is also. The same thing goes for the taste. All good glutathione supplements will have a strong smell and a strong taste or aftertaste of sulfur. This is true of ReadiSorb. While it is slightly sweet, it has a potent aftertaste that lets you know that you got a good active dose of reduced glutathione. I usually take glutathione first thing in the morning and then drink some water, and then brush my teeth to avoid the smell.
Glutathione supplements are not without a downside. Besides the taste and smell, you can easily go overboard. Glutathione is a detoxifier, which means, that if you take too much at one time, you may have unpleasant side effects such as gas, bloating, redness (histamine response), headaches, or nausea.
Glutathione is the master antioxidant in your body. Because of the toxicities in our world, most of us are affected by oxidative stress. ReadiSorb Liposomal Glutathione is a potent tool for anti-aging as well as symptom relief from chronic health conditions. It is not a cure-all, although it could be considered the closest thing to it. You still have to do your part in avoiding toxins in your lifestyle and diet.
by Carly Neubert, BA, NC June 22, 2022
Clean, sustainable, and effective. Three words Enzyme Science use to describe themselves, their products, and their mission as a company. Only pure ingredients are used in their products, and each batch is tested thoroughly to ensure potency and effectiveness. Additionally, they make efforts to keep their manufacturing processes as clean and earth-friendly as possible. By applying sustainability and green standards to their business practices, these two supplement giants have the ability to make an impact on the clinical/supplement as well as the natural world. Both supplement manufacturers create and ship out their products from the United States and are based in Florida.
by Carly Neubert, BA, NC June 15, 2022
All families have a stand-out member that seems to outshine everyone else. Some families have great athletes, musicians, or academics. The Carey family has Mariah, the Williams have Serena and Venus, and the Einstein family has Albert. The echinoderm family has the sea cucumber.
by Carly Neubert, BA, NC May 25, 2022
Thorne is seen to many as the best of the best, a truly professional company that puts their customers first. I first wrote about Thorne in December of 2019, and my positive feelings towards the brand have not changed in the slightest! Not only does Thorne keep up with the latest breakthroughs in scientific and academic studies, but they provide quality supplements for a multitude of scenarios - from digestion aides to prenatal care.