Glutathione and Aging: Can it Slow Down the Aging Process?
Glutathione is a naturally occurring antioxidant in the body that plays a massive role in overall health and vibrancy. In a nutshell, the detoxifying qualities of Glutathione create homeostasis in our cells and tissues, “clearing out” the free radicals that want to tax our bodies by creating oxidative stress.
This also means that Glutathione is a powerful anti-aging force. It helps us stave off illness, disease, and even fine lines and wrinkles as it protects the entire body on a cellular level.
ROS, Mitochondria, and Aging
To completely understand this, let’s look at Mitochondria and ROS production.
Mitochondria is where energy production occurs. ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) are chemically reactive molecules in the body that are a natural by-product of cell metabolic processes – mostly aerobic respiration or the process that uses oxygen to convert nutrients into energy. Here’s the confusing part – while ROS is an essential process for the body, it can also harm the body as it is a cause of oxidative stress. This happens when antioxidants can’t keep the ROS levels in check. The ROS can damage the mitochondria, or the “power plants” of our cells, and even the DNA inside them, making our cells work less efficiently.
This excessive ROS production is due to a lack of antioxidant defense from Glutathione and other antioxidants. And it’s serious – it can be linked to not just health conditions like cancer and cardiovascular disease, but it causes accelerated aging AND age-related degenerative diseases.
Apoptosis and Glutathione
Apoptosis is a natural process in our bodies of pre-programmed cell death. Cells that are dying this way have less of the protective Glutathione. Many studies explore the link between lower Glutathione levels to cells with increased sensitivity to apoptosis and that elevated Glutathione levels protect against apoptosis. Information points to the fact that elevated Glutathione helps provide the fighting power that might delay this cell death process that happens when aging.
In addition to ROS and apoptosis, the free radicals that deplete Glutathione and can effects accelerated aging include:
– Environmental factors
– Lifestyle factors over time: alcohol, sun, stress
– Inflammation in the body
All of this evidence points to the fact that optimal anti-aging from the inside out occurs when Glutathione levels are thriving. A January 2022 study on Glutathione and brain function shows that harmful free radicals, especially those made from oxygen, are a big part of age-related changes and the development of certain brain diseases such as Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and Alzheimer’s. To fight against these harmful molecules, our body uses Glutathione to neutralize them, making them less damaging.
An abundance of Glutathione means the detoxification of cells by binding to and neutralizing toxins, heavy metals, and other harmful compounds. Cells are not bombarded, which can mean a slower aging process. Unburdered cells also indicate better immunity function. A robust immune function is a key to slower, healthier, more vibrant aging.
So how do we ensure we have enough Glutathione in our bodies to fight the cumulative effects of oxidative stress – so it doesn’t impact the health and function of cells and tissues to advance aging, sickness, and disease? Even DE-CELERATE aging?
Increasing Glutathione, of course!
More Glutathione, Please.
Adding Glutathione levels is more challenging than just popping a vitamin. It is a relatively large and complex molecule, which makes it difficult for the body to absorb. When taken orally, the body is inefficient at absorbing it through the intestinal lining. Additionally, the amino acids that create Glutathione can break down before they are absorbed into the body. IV Glutathione has shown that it might have short-term effects but does not provide long-standing efficacy.
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