Glutathione is an anti-aging superstar. But don’t feel bad if you haven’t heard of this powerful antioxidant before. Most folks haven’t.
Antioxidants, as you know, are important for maintaining your health. They help neutralize the free radicals that build up in your body causing damage and disease. And they can help you fight off some of the worst signs of aging.
Glutathione helps prevent some of the most devastating diseases of aging including cancer, heart disease and dementia, earning it the nickname “the master antioxidant.”
This powerful molecule—which is found inside literally every single cell in your body—is hands down, your most important antioxidant.
Oxidative damage is literally written all over your face
But fighting off killer diseases isn’t the only trick glutathione has up its sleeve. The master antioxidant also fights aging on the outside, helping you maintain smooth, supple and youthful looking skin.
Let’s try a little experiment. Take a moment to look in the mirror and then ask yourself these four questions….
- Are signs of aging beginning to show up on my face?
- Is my skin starting to look a bit more dull, thin or uneven than it used too?
- Can I see telltale wrinkles starting to creep in?
- Do I have dark patches of skin or dark circles under my eyes?
These outward signs of aging that you see on your face—known as oxidative damage—are largely the result of free-radical damage that’s occurring inside as you age. And in one of those cruel twists of fate, our body’s ability to produce potent free-radical-fighting glutathione begins to diminish as we age.
In other words, restoring your glutathione levels could be the key to regaining the brighter, smoother skin of your youth.
Signs of skin aging stopped in their tracks!
Expert agree. Over a four-week period, researchers at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Thailand gave 60 volunteers either 500 mg a day of glutathione or a placebo.
At the end of the four weeks the lucky ladies who got the glutathione showed a measurable improvement in their skin, and an overall lightening of skin tone, according to the placebo controlled study, published in the Journal of Dermatological Treatment.
And unlike makeup, we’re not just talking about camouflage here. The glutathione essentially appears to have stopped the signs of skin aging in their tracks. Darker spots on the volunteer’s faces and arms were noticeably faded, and the researchers even reported shrinkage in pore size, and an increase in general skin evenness.
Obviously, the findings on glutathione’s role in beauty science are still emerging, but frankly I’m already sold. Making my aging skin look and feel better with something my body already needs anyway seems like a no-brainer to me.
Bumping up your glutathione levels
Your body produces its own supply of glutathione. But a less than perfect diet, stress, pollution, drugs, illness and aging all eat away at your supply.
Unfortunately there aren’t any foods that contain this important antioxidant. To encourage your body to make more of its own supply of glutathione reach for more sulfur-rich foods, including…
And then make sure you’re getting plenty of glutathione-supporting nutrients through your diet and supplements including folate, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, alpha lipoic acid, selenium, vitamin C, vitamin E (mixed tocopherols), N-acetyl-cysteine and milk thistle.
Glutathione supplements are also available online and in natural food stores.
Put your best face forward, and halt the telltale signs of aging inside and out, by restoring your glutathione levels starting today.