A Brief Primer to Glutathione

From billboards, beauty shelves, and countless commercials, we've seen the mother of all antioxidants advertised over and over as a whitening supplement. But what most people don't know is that it is also the master detoxifier and one of the great boosters of our immune system: Glutathione (GSH). Naturally, we produce GSH on our own body. It is a very simple molecule with three simple building blocks of protein or amino acids. It offers countless benefits to our health and it is the most prevalent antioxidant produced by the human body. GSH also helps protects cells from the damage caused by harmful free radicals, aids in detoxification, boost your immune system and keep your cells in tip-top shape. However, as we age, our body's natural production of GSH declines. But other factors such as poor diet, pollution, toxins, stress, and radiation also deplete the body's GSH which, in turn, contributes to uncontrolled cell disintegration. Luckily, supplement manufacturers from all over the world made it easier for us to get our dose of GSH through capsules, supplements, and even oral doses! But here's where the precaution lies: Make sure you're getting the real deal. We've known stories of people getting scammed with fake GSH and ended up with health problems. If you searched "fake glutathione," you'll stumble upon pages and pages of frustrations and scary experiences in blogs, news articles, and forums. One way of making sure that the supplement you're taking is if it's approved by the Food and Drug Administration of the Philippines or commonly known by its former name, Bureau of Food and Drugs or BFAD. This agency is created to ensure that the food and drugs made available to the public are safe and would cause no harm to our body. You can check their online website for the list of approved supplements or just type the name and search site wide. Results will come up if it's approved by FDA. Screen Shot 2016-08-04 at 11.06.30 AM Remember roommates, it's one thing to take a step to a healthier you but it's another to research about the product and make sure that what you're getting is safe for your body. Consulting a physician before taking any supplements also helps so they can give you personalized advice and recommendations considering your current state of health. Full Sized The VitaminPlus GlutaBright HA+, available in our products page for free! Good luck roommates!

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