Having spent a lifetime working with health science companies, while exploring complimentary medicine and personally experimenting with a variety of unofficial exercise & dietary research— I recently began studying substances within our bodies prone to decline with age. First up is glutathione, which is produced naturally by the liver and most of the cells in our bodies. While meats, along with fruits & veggies don’t actually have glutathione, respectively, they contain sulfur and antioxidants like vitamin C and other nutrients which support production of natural glutathione in the body. Glutathione is involved in essential body processes including tissue building & repair; synthesizing chemicals & proteins; and maintaining the immune system. Made up of three amino acids, (glutamine, glycine and cysteine) glutathione is one of the body’s most important and potent antioxidants or the substances that reduce oxidative stress by combating free radicals. To analogize, it’s like a bodily “power-tool” to fight off “rust.” Long-established research says glutathione’s antioxidant activity has a wide range of beneficial effects on our health.

Natural glutathione levels in the body can become depleted by poor diet, chronic disease, infection, constant stress and age. Research appears to support the importance of maintaining adequate levels of glutathione.

Popular health websites suggest boosting glutathione levels by eating sulfur-rich foods, like eggs, meat, poultry, fish and legumes; increasing vitamin C intake; and adding selenium-rich foods to our diets—because these work synergistically to trigger glutathione production. Other suggestions span everything from supplementing with whey protein, milk thistle, turmeric extract and more. Since I mostly stick to a vegetarian diet, high in fruits and veggies, I’m potentially a tad low on the glutathione benefits obtained in sulfur-meats.

For my newest 30-day personal experiment, I’m using a glutathione dietary supplement called GlutaDose. It’s a combo of L-Glutathione, vitamin C and zinc—which potentially together become a powerful antioxidant, immune protector and supporter of detoxification processes. @GlutaDose is also marketed as a way to help promote healthy immune and cell function, boost body energy, support muscle recovery, promote healthier and softer skin, and help maintain hormone balance. I’m Day 10 into it, during a roller coaster month with work, family & technology challenges, and I can say, I’m feeling strong against considerable stress. I’ll let you know if 20 days from now, anything changes. #SP #AD

This is Silver Disobedience® philosophy. I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience