What is Glutathione used for in the body?
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant, but what does that mean? Glutathione’s main role is to assist cells in ‘cleaning-up’ from their daily activities. Just like our bodies as a whole, as our cells work, they produce waste. Glutathione is there to help, both directly and indirectly, remove the waste compounds from the cells’ metabolism. These compounds would become toxic to the cell if they built up. Glutathione also wears many hats, detoxifying our cells is just one. It’s an agent in several chemical processes in the body that, although research is new, are key to helping our cells keep working in other ways such as DNA repair and cell (re)growth. This means Glutathione is showing to be a powerful anti-aging compound - as noticed by skin health. Our customers notice fine lines and wrinkles diminishing, and in general a healthier complexion. But this is just an outward indication of Glutathione’s benefits that are also happening inside. More general information about what Glutathione is used for can be found on some external websites, such as WebMD.com
Why Supplement Glutathione? Why in Liposomal Form?
Unlike Vitamin C in humans, your body does produce Glutathione in the liver, we just produce less of it as we age. We also have less available in our bodies if we’re exposed to environmental or health stresses. Low Glutathione levels are linked to numerous health deficiencies.
Until recently, Glutathione has been difficult to supplement - typically available by IV therapy from healthcare providers. This is because Glutathione is a delicate molecule (technically a tri-peptide), and breaks down easily during digestion if when taken orally. One answer was to try to orally supplement the parts that make up Glutathione and hope the body can assemble some internally - but that isn’t optimal. Along comes the encapsulated liposomal supplement form… and Lipo Naturals, a natural liposomal formula. Liposomes help Glutathione bypass digestive breakdown, and deliver a strong dose to the liver and other organs. It’s then used throughout the body.
When is the best time to take your Glutathione Complex dose?
New research on Glutathione is showing a strong link to our circadian rhythms and melatonin cycle - the hormone that makes you sleepy. Your body’s natural levels of Glutathione rise in the evenings and and are lowest in the morning. This is likely because Glutathione is used extensively while you sleep to ‘clean up’ from your cells’ daily activities - as a key part of detoxifying your body during the sleep cycle. Because of this, it’s optimal to take Lipo Naturals Glutathione Antioxidant Complex in the evening, on an empty stomach, just before dinner. That will align best with how your body uses this master antioxidant. Studies are also showing that higher Glutathione levels will help you get a more restful and deep sleep, waking refreshed.
Why is it more expensive than the Liposomal Vitamin C product?
Glutathione is a separate supplement from our Liposomal Vitamin C. Since Glutathione is a more costly supplement to produce, it’s a higher price than our Liposomal Vitamin C. Because it’s in liposomal form, our Glutathione is extremely potent at the recommended dose, so you are getting much more glutathione in your body with Lipo Naturals than compared to regular capsules, for example.
How much should I take? It says one tablespoon. I take lots of the Liposomal C.
Yes, you can take more tablespoons of our Liposomal Vitamin C if needed - but since our Liposomal Glutathione Complex is extremely potent, the recommended dose, 1 tablespoon daily, is optimal for most. You can even reduce this dosage and still have a potent Glutathione supplementation compared to other less potent forms on the market.
Where is Lipo Naturals Glutathione sourced from?
Like our other raw ingredients, we source our Glutathione from the highest quality source that we can find globally. It’s sourced from a factory in Japan, and has the raw ingredient trademark of Setria® Glutathione. Lipo Naturals further processes this raw ingredient into our liposomal form.
Why is Vitamin C in the Lipo Naturals Glutathione Complex?
Do I buy both the Glutathione and Liposomal Vitamin C?
Research with Glutathione is fairly new, but we know that when levels of Vitamin C are higher in the blood, it helps with of some of the 'dirty work' that Glutathione would have to do with scavenging free radicals (the antioxidant part). This frees up available Glutathione for other tasks, such as helping with DNA repair (anti-aging) and skin UV protection. There are other proprietary reasons for Vitamin C in our formulation that boost the Glutathione even further, really powering the benefits.
If you are seeking the benefits of Vitamin C, then Lipo Naturals Liposomal Vitamin C has a much higher level of Vitamin C in a dose and is more appropriate for Vitamin C supplementation. Most customers use each product for different, if related, reasons - so they may purchase both.