By Ross Pelton, RPh, PhD, CCN
Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 was isolated from the GI tract of a healthy 1-year old child in 1995. ME-3, which expresses high antioxidant activity, was found to synthesize glutathione.
Virtually all chronic degenerative diseases are associated with low levels of glutathione which prompted Drs. John Richie and Calvin Lang to propose the
“Glutathione Deficiency Hypothesis of Aging.”
Studies report that boosting glutathione levels increases telomerase activity and slows down the rate of shortening of telomeres. Hence glutathione is now seen as a key regulator of the aging process, and is recognized as a reliable BioMarker of Aging. In all animal models tested to date, boosting glutathione levels results in improved health and increased longevity.
Orally ingested glutathione is broken down and destroyed before it can be absorbed. However, Reg’Activ® products from Essential Formulas® contain Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3, which synthesizes glutathione in the human GI tract.
Boosting glutathione levels by ingesting Reg’Activ® with Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 is an important proactive step to increase long-term health.