If antioxidants were so important, wouldn’t you think your body would make it’s own? Well, in fact, it does, and the most powerful antioxidant you have in each of your cells is called “glutathione” (Gloo-ta-thigh-own). It is absolutely essential for good health.
What happens when your body doesn’t make its own glutathione? Without it, your liver would fail from accumulation of toxins, your cells would die from oxidative stress, and your immune system would leave you vulnerable to bacteria, viruses, and disease.
In short, if you didn’t have glutathione, you wouldn’t last long. But don’t worry! Help is on the way. Actually, we have lots of it typically when we are younger, but due to stressors in our air, water, food, water, and environment in general, as we begin aging, our levels typically begin falling in our 40’s. And chances are, if we are younger than that, and suffer from a chronic ailment, we are already deficient in this precious protein.