"Since glutathione (GSH) participates not only in antioxidant defense systems, but also in many metabolic processes, its role cannot be overestimated." (Volodymyr, 2013, p2)
Aging. Working at Cancer Treatment Centers of America taught me to value the gift of aging- the ability to grow old with the people you love.
But maybe you're like me and you're not always enthusiastic about your face looking older than you feel on the inside. (Always young at heart!)
Here is something I tried on a whim and could NOT be more pleased with the results. Sorry the photos aren't more glamorous, but who doesn't love a good bathroom selfie?! =)
Here's the nitty gritty details for you to try yourself:
WHEN: Dec. 4th, 2017 - Jan. 7th, 2018
WHAT I USED: Glutathione Plus
HOW OFTEN: 1-2x/day (mornings & sometimes before I went to bed)
HOW MUCH: not quite one pump each time
WHERE: just the lines on my face
Role of glutathione (GSH):
"Many enzymes are inactivated or inhibited if cysteinyl sulfhydryl groups (—SH) are oxidized.
Glutathione is a natural activator for enzymes that contain sensitive and essential—SH groups. In this case glutathione is not a specific coenzyme but rather a natural antioxidant that can be synthesized in the cell from readily available precursors.
Thus by controlling the intracellular concentration of glutathione, the activity of several enzymes is affected." (Montgomery, 1996, p209)
Helps proteins. maintaining the essential thiol status of proteins and other molecules
Stores important amino acids. storage of cysteine reserves both in the cell and for interorgan transfer
Improves hormone metabolism. involvement in the metabolism of estrogens, leukotrienes, and prostaglandins
Improves DNA synthesis. participation in the reduction of ribonucleotides to deoxyribonucleotides
Improves DNA damage recognition & repair. participation in the maturation of iron-sulfur clusters in proteins
Build heart & brain tissue, improve immune response. copper transfer. (Gupta, 2009, p1)
Transports oxygen to organs & tissues. iron transfer.
Makes necessary proteins. signal transduction from the environment to cellular transcription machinery (Volodymyr, 2013, p6)
Applying glutathione to prevent/ diminish signs of aging may be the least important benefit of glutathione... but with results like this, why wouldn't you???
Volodymyr I. Lushchak, “Glutathione Homeostasis and Functions: Potential Targets for Medical Interventions,” Journal of Amino Acids, vol. 2012, Article ID 736837, 26 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/736837