Glutathione and sleep
Dr Patel

Reviewed By: Nayan Patel PharmD
Author: Auro Team

Does Glutathione helps with Sleep?

Sleep and Glutathione

This is Sleep Awareness Week, the perfect time to dive deep into the power of sleep. Everyone has experienced a bad night’s sleep – and the aftermath. Low energy, a foggy head, irritability, and more. For those that experience sleep disorders or consistent nights of poor sleep, overall health and cognitive ability are greatly affected – and, ultimately, quality of life. According to the National Institute of Health, sleep is as crucial to overall health as diet and exercise. 

The problem: 50 to 70 million adults in the U.S. are affected by sleep disorders. The reasons are far-reaching and include stress, physical issues, anxiety, and even too much coffee – sometimes, there is no simple explanation. 

Your body goes into full repair mode while you sleep. It’s vital for optimal health, kickstarting your cognitive, physical, and emotional self. So what can you do?

Enter Glutathione

Glutathione is the Master Antioxidant naturally occurring in the body, which has a powerful job. It plays a critical role in the essential cellular processes in the body: immune function, cellular repair, and detoxification.  It reduces the long-term effects of oxidative stress on the body and is vital for good health overall.  It’s no surprise, then, that this potent antioxidant has a powerful impact on helping the body settle into a good night’s sleep.

The Glutathione Cycle and Sleep 

Researchers have found that Glutathione may play an essential role in the pathophysiology of sleep disorders, with several suggesting that Glutathione is an important component of regulating sleep quality and duration. Let’s explore how-

A central role of Glutathione is to protect cells from free radicals – free radicals lead to oxidative stress in our bodies. Oxidative stress essentially “breaks down” our body – leaving us susceptible to anything from more wrinkles to significant sickness and disease. Good levels of Glutathione keep us vibrant, healthy and detoxified- and sleeping well. 

Fighting free radicals when the body is under sleep duress takes more antioxidants- like Glutathione. If sleep deprivation, insomnia, and other free radicals are chipping away at your Glutathione levels, Glutathione levels will decline.  Less Glutathione means getting good sleep is more challenging – as studies show. It’s a vicious sleep cycle.

Studies show that Glutathione is a sleep-promoting substance, and rising levels of Glutathione increase the deep sleep where cognitive recovery occurs. In turn, it can be a GOOD cycle if Glutathione levels are thriving! Good leads to better; as we increase our sleep, our bodies naturally produce Glutathione! It’s a win-win; increased Glutathione means we can reach that deep sleep our mind needs for cognitive recovery through the night.

Notably, the three amino acids that make up Glutathione: glycine, glutamate, and cysteine, all have their own properties that contribute to inducing better sleep. Glutamate helps suppress neuronal activity and increases calming alpha waves, making falling asleep easier. Glycine helps increase serotonin levels. Cysteine has a role in protecting neurons from oxidative stress. 

Glutathione’s function is to powerfully detoxify the body, fight free radicals and help the body live in homeostasis, where good deep sleep is found. 

How do you increase Glutathione for better sleep?

  1. Eat a Glutathione-rich diet – foods high in selenium like broccoli, eggs, brown rice, and sunflower seeds.
  2. Reduce oxidative stress exposure as much as possible: UV rays, too much alcohol, UV damage, smoking, stress, and more.
  3. Supplement with Glutathione that will have high efficacy and absorption. Auro’s Glutaryl and Glutaryl + were developed by Dr. Nayan Patel to deliver the only topical absorbable Glutathione on the market, with a unique patented technology that ensures unrivaled and maximum absorbability, strength, and effectiveness. It supports the body’s healing with the highly absorbable form of reduced L-glutathione, allowing the reduced Glutathione molecule to absorb into your skin and affect the body’s Glutathione levels, free radical fighting power – and ultimately, sleep health. 

Great sleep starts today. Help your body detoxify, fight free radicals, and fall into a deep, healthy slumber with Glutathione.

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