Health Quest Podcast
Glutathione is the critical master antioxidant and liver detox agent.
Excitement is growing about the use of glutathione as a critical nutrient for human health. While we have understood much about the importance of glutathione, it has been difficult to deliver as a nutritional supplement by oral delivery. Orally it seems glutathione has not been effective because it does not get into the system through the gut. That has been frustrating for nutritional scientists. It’s hard to study nutrients if they have to be injected. Injections are proving to be an effective way to deliver glutathione but this is not what most of us need. What most of us need is an effective way to get glutathione into the system through supplementation.
In this interview Natural Pharmacist Ross Pelton will discuss the role of glutathione as the body’s master antioxidant. He will explain very clearly why glutathione is a critical liver detox agent. As part of this discussion, Ross will sound the alarm about the toxins in our lives. This can be an overwhelming aspect of this topic. The problem is so pervasive. The positive message that we hear from Ross is that there are effective ways that we can reduce our risk and improve our health and longevity in the process with glutathione.
Glutathione is the body’s “Master Antioxidant.” It is used by every cell in the human body, and it’s absolutely vital for hepatic function. Compared to all other organs, glutathione is found at its highest concentrations in the liver. That’s because liver cells rely on antioxidant glutathione during normal detoxification activities.*
This interview has three basic themes which are covered in some detail,
Ross has published a great article on this topic in the Townsend Letter. Here are a few excerpts:
“Glutathione is one of the most important antioxidants in the body. An increasing number of studies link glutathione depletion with an increase in oxidative stress and a greater incidence of disease and accelerated aging. For example, reduced plasma glutathione levels have been shown to represent an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Glutathione depletion has also been shown to be a primary cause of the neurodegeneration that leads to Parkinson’s disease. Similarly, increased oxidative stress in Alzheimer’s disease has been attributed to decreased levels of glutathione in the brain.
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Ross Pelton, RPh, Ph.D, CCN
Ross Pelton is the Natural Pharmacist. He received his BS degree in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin. He also has a PhD in psychology and is a certified clinical nutritionist (CCN). In October 1999, Ross was named as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Pharmacists in America by American Druggist magazine for his work in natural medicine. He is the author of ten books and numerous online health seminars. Ross is currently the scientific director for Essential Formulas. The link to his blog and personal website is http://naturalpharmacist.net.