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Readisorb: The Stinkiest Antioxidant Your Body Craves

by Carly Neubert, BA, NC on 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.

Reasons you may need supplemental glutathione

  • Genetics variations of the GHS genes
  • Air pollution including forest fires and cigarette smoke
  • Chronic infections such as Lyme disease and Epstein-Barr virus, 
  • Mold exposure and colonization
  • Chronic inflammation as seen in obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease
  • Just being alive in this toxic world
  • Glutathione is known as the “master antioxidant” for your body.

What exactly is an antioxidant? 

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:

  • Eat sulfur-rich foods like cruciferous vegetables, onions, and garlic
  • Eat a low-toxin and low-processed food diet
  • Exercise regularly
  • Get enough sleep
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Take Vitamin C

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).   

Dosing for ReadiSorb Glutathione

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:

What makes a good glutathione supplement?

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. 

If you want to add ReadiSorb Liposomal Glutathione to your health journey,  schedule a consult with me, Carly Neubert BA, NC.