The Benefits of Glutathione

One of the side-effects of exercise is an increased need for Glutathione. During a workout, increased oxygen consumption produces more free radicals and our body then uses its existing antioxidant supply to neutralize these free radicals. If you are working out to your limits, then you know the physical wall of recovery you have to overcome. There is a physiological reason for this. One study showed that ultraendurance exercise causes oxidative stress which persists at post-race levels for one calendar month! These results suggest that ultraendurance events are associated with a prolonged period of reduced protection against oxidative stress. Glutathione remained depleted to approximately one-third of pre-race values 28 days after the race. If our bodies don’t have enough Glutathione, we will experience muscle fatigue, decreased athletic performance, longer recovery times, and we become more susceptible to injury. However, by increasing our body’s Glutathione levels, we reduce our recovery times and give our muscles an increased energy reserve to draw from. Keep in mind, muscle repair is energy intensive. The more energy our bodies can create, the greater our ability to repair damage. Unfortunately, Glutathione cannot be ingested orally as it is destroyed by the digestive system. The key is to activate our body’s natural production of Glutathione.

  • The benefits of increasing Glutathione levels for all athletes, professional or weekend warriors, are:
  • A rapid increase in energy
  • Increased stamina and endurance
  • Reduced muscle fatigue and exhaustionglutathione3
  • Improved cardiovascular function
  • Reduced lactic acid production
  • Improved recovery time
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Protects your body from injury
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Promotes muscle growth
  • Dramatically improves athletic performance
  • Accelerates the healing process

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