Welcome to episode 8 of the Rethink my Health podcast where we discuss healthcare topics that matter the most. We get to the root cause and empower you, the listener, to take charge of your health. On today’s episode of Rethink my health, Dr. Gez Agolli and Dr. Cheryl Burdette will be talking about why you need to be taking Glutathione. Glutathione is a Tri-Peptide that naturally occurs in the body. Your body primarily creates glutathione to be your body’s master antioxidant. Oxidation is the process by which free radicals can cause tissue damage by “stealing electrons” from cells and tissue. Our body creates and utilizes Glutathione to prevent oxidative damage to the body. The problem is your body may not make enough and supplementation becomes a good strategy. From detoxification, anti-oxidant protection, neurological applications, and immune support for cancer listen to the most recent episode of Rethink My Health and learn more about Why You Should Be Taking Glutathione.
If you do choose to listen and decide that glutathione supplementation is right for you, it’s important to make sure that you choose a high quality supplement. The version you’ll want to use is S-Acetyl Glutathione. Why? To start with, it’s a more stable form of glutathione, meaning that it is less prone to break down quickly in the body, and more likely to be bioavailable- meaning that it will be both absorbed more readily and be made use of by the body. Not only is pure glutathione not as stable or absorbable, but it also tends to have a foul odor that puts many people off. The literature shows that S-Acetyl Glutathione increases both total and percent-reduced glutathione in the body when taken as a supplement. The Progressive brand of S-Acetyl Glutathione not only provides these benefits, but also comes in enteric capsules- meaning that they are more resistant to stomach acid and that the glutathione is more likely to be absorbed in the intestines. Our capsules are also non-GMO and gluten free.