Anti Aging

This is already BIG in Canada and now arriving here in the USA.

Click on the picture below to watch about the science of glutathione:

The immune system coordinates a variety of specialized cells to fight off infection and other threats. The healthy growth and activity of these cells depends upon the availability of glutathione. Glutathione is at the heart of most immune functions, explaining why low levels are seen in many diseases. This is best exemplified by AIDS, which is characterized by a severely compromised immune system.

Raising and maintaining glutathione levels can minimize the risk of these diseases. Although only very ill people are severely deficient in glutathione, those in good or fair health will benefit from glutathione supplementation, especially considering the environmental toxins and

drug-resistant bacteria we’re exposed to these days.

The use of glutathione supplementation fights all kind of diseases from respiratory to auto immune to degenerative diseases.

Without question, the best type of preventive medicine is an optimized immune system, and a critical means to optimize it is by feeding it glutathione.

Glutathione as a dietary supplement.

We must first clarify an important, frequently misunderstood part of the glutathione story.

Upon learning about glutathione for the first time, many people go to their health store, buy it, and start dosing themselves. However, while glutathione is freely available in this form, this sort of oral, ingested glutathione will have negligible effects on your health. The product decomposes rapidly in the digestive system and is quickly removed from the gut. Apart from a few very specific instances, glutathione cannot be introduced into the body in this way. It must be made within your cells -which is where it’s naturally found. The effective way to stimulate the production of glutathione is to provide your body with the basic elements it needs to make glutathione by itself. Some pharmaceutical medications, such as N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), have been developed to provide these precursors. There are also natural ways to increase glutathione levels, in particular the use of denatured (bioactive) whey proteins.

These are discussed throughout this website.

Listen about slowing aging HERE

Listen about Energy Level HERE

The content of this article is from the book “The Comprehensive Guide to Glutathione”
by Dr. Jimmy Gutman MD FACEP

AGING

The rules for aging are being broken. In 1900 a North American’s life expectancy was 49 years. By the year 2000 it was 78 and climbing. With scientific and medical advances, a new breed of physicians is emerging — the longevity specialist. Doctors may now write certified board exams to obtain their specialty in anti-aging. Dr. Ronald Klatz, founder and president of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), representing over 8500 members in 1999, states “These health professionals believe aging is not inevitable… Fifty years from now when millions of baby boomers start reaching the century mark, we will look back on the medical science of today as though it were the dark ages. Duke University demographer James Vaupel says, “There is no evidence that human life expectancy is anywhere close to its ultimate limit.” Many believe that 100-120 years is an obtainable goal.

Twentieth century improvements in sanitation, occupational health, and lifestyle as well as advances in antibiotics, vaccines and medical care have helped to extend the human life span. We all want to maintain our health during these senior years. A practical knowledge of glutathione can help us ensure they bring a good quality of life. More than 12% of North Americans are over 65 and occupy a growing proportion of the population as baby boomers age. Most will suffer from heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cataracts, and other debilitating diseases. Oxidative stress is common to all these diseases, and the free-radical theory of aging based on oxidative damage underlies most anti-aging treatments.

GLUTATHIONE & AGING

The glutathione antioxidant system is the body’s powerhouse for diffusing and disposing of free radicals that threaten cell, tissue, and organ damage, thus slowing the approach of aging. John T. Pinto of Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York proclaims glutathione ”The master antioxidant.” Jean Carper in her bestseller Stop Aging Now! highlights the same point: “You must get your levels of glutathione up if you want to keep your youth and live longer. High blood levels of glutathione predict good health as you age and a long life. Low levels predict early disease and death.” These opinions result from convincing, fascinating research and experimentation. Age-specific decreases in glutathione are seen in all tissues, including liver, kidney, lung, heart, spleen and the brain. Laboratory studies on the role of glutathione in aging show glutathione deficiency in all aging creatures, from mosquitoes and houseflies to rats and similar findings in humans indicate that elderly subjects bear increased risk of disease and impairment. Blood- glutathione concentrations in younger people (20-40 years) are 20 to 40% higher than in those aged 60-80 years. Studies by leading experts on aging (C.A. Lang, M. Julius and others) suggest that elevated GSH levels give elderly individuals a physical, psychological and sociological advantage over those with lower levels.

Researchers Mara Julius and Calvin Lang measured glutathione concentrations in community-based individuals over 60 years of age, mapping these values to health, number of illnesses and risk factors for chronic disease (tobacco, alcohol, cholesterol, blood pressure and obesity). Higher glutathione levels corresponded to lessened effects of aging and better general health. Those with 20% higher levels experience about one-third the rate of arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, circulatory difficulties and other maladies.

Dr. Lang also looked at glutathione levels in age groups: 20-40, 40-60, 60-80 and 80-100 years. The youngest group had acceptable levels but 14% of the 40-60 year old and 53% of the 60-80 year old had critically low levels.

Interestingly, only 24% of the 80-100 year old had low levels, perhaps explaining how they reached such a ripe old age in the first place.

Thhe Italians G. Paolisso and MOR. Tagliamonte went one step further, comparing adults under age 50 with those over 50. Both the glutathione and antioxidant function were depressed in the older group. However, those over 100 years old had higher glutathione levels than the other over-50 group. Again, this may explain their unusual longevity.

Several researchers over the years have also shown that life span can be extended by restricting diet and maintaining low body weight. No satisfactory explanation has emerged for this phenomenon, but some scientists have demonstrated that glutathione levels rise in these longer-living individuals. They suggest that glutathione may be involved in a molecular mechanism that contributes to longevity.

SOL. Nuttal and his British team published a revealing study in Lancet, comparing glutathione levels in individuals of different ages and states of health. The healthy young had the highest levels, ahead of the healthy elderly. Lowest levels were found in sick, elderly patients. The results clearly showed that glutathione levels fall as we age and as we become ill. more severe the illness, the more evident the decrease.

Back in the laboratory, scientists are trying to find out whether elevated glutathione levels can extend the life span. Aging-expert John Richie Jr. thinks that glutathione deficiency may be a biochemical cause of the aging process. In some of his experiments MgTC — a glutathione promoting drug similar to OTC — was fed to mosquitoes. glutathione levels were found to be 50 to 100% higher, and life span was increased by almost 40%. In another experiment, Diane Birt at the University of Nebraska fed hamsters the whey-protein concentrate lactalbumin — a glutathione precursor. These animals also lived longer. Interestingly, control hamsters on a diet including casein and cysteine, or methionine did not benefit. In fact, high cysteine loads proved harmful, showing how the bioactivity of these amino acids changes when part of a larger protein, rather than free amino acids.

Dr. Gustavo Bounous and other researchers at McGill University demonstrated this anti-aging effect using a natural product to elevate glutathione levels. They fed mice a specially developed whey protein isolate and compared their glutathione levels and lifespan to mice on a standard diet. Not only were the tissue glutathione levels found to be higher, the whey-fed mice had an average life span of 27 months (corresponding to a human age of 80 years) as compared to the control diet average of 21 months (human equivalent of 55 years). is an astonishing increase of 30%. Further experiments using both cysteine and caseine (another milk protein) neither increased longevity nor raised glutathione levels.

AGING DETOXIFICATION

As we age, glutathione levels fall, and we become increasingly susceptible to the toxic threats of many drugs and pollutants. Older people usually have enough health challenges without the additional load of drugs and toxins. Well-known aging researchers T.S. Chen,J.P. Ritchie and C.A. Lang suggest that lower glutathione levels in aging livers diminish the body’s ability to detoxify poisons, including toxic doses of acetaminophen. Considering the widespread use of prescription drugs in the geriatric population, this is highly significant.

AGING & EXERCISE

Increased physical activity as a way of life clearly corresponds to longevity and improved health. There are many reasons, and some researchers have focused on the role of antioxidants and glutathione. H.M. Allessio and E.R. Blasi at the Department of Physical Education at Miami University, summed it up by saying that exercise can elevate antioxidant enzymes and cofactors and that antioxidant levels are inversely related to mortality.

The Germans M. Kretzschmar and D. Muller suggest in a series of reports that the elderly can compensate for the decline in glutathione levels through exercise. The resultant increase in glutathione levels can protect against many of the diseases common to older people. The Israelis A.Z. Reznick and E.H. Witt went one step further, suggesting that raised antioxidant function enables aging people to tolerate more exercise without the ill-effects of over-training.

Chapter 24 discusses glutathione and athletic performance, explaining how glutathione levels increase with exercise and how it wards off some of the ill effects of excessive exercise. It has been suggested several times that physical activity promotes longevity by increasing glutathione levels.

IMMUNITY, AGING AND GSH

Aging is characterized by a decline in the immune system, accounting in part for increased incidence of cancer and other diseases, especially the infections common among aging individuals. RK. Fidelius and M.F. Tsan from the Veterans Administration Research Service have linked low glutathione levels with this increased susceptibility. By both raising and depleting glutathione levels they were able to significantly alter immune responsiveness.

As the immune system ages T-cell lymphocytes undergo the most significant changes, leaving us less able to respond to viruses, bacteria and other threats. The same T-cell insufficiency has also been identified in certain autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Separate study groups were able to enhance immune responsiveness in aging laboratory animals using glutathione or GSH-promoting drugs like OTC (ornithine decarboxylase) or 2ME (2-mercapto-ethanol), and these tests were carried into human studies. Tufts University researchers Drs. Simin Meydani & Dayang Wu showed that by adding glutathione to the white blood cells of elderly people, immune activity approached the levels of much younger individuals. The same team went on to do an in vitro study in humans, feeding subjects supplements to raise their glutathione levels. These tests had equally positive results in immune response. These leading researchers in aging and immunology conclude that increased oxidative stress and/or lower consumption of antioxidants contribute to the decline of white-blood cell function and weakened immune response in the aged.

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common chronic inflammatory joint disease that progresses with aging. Although its exact cause is unknown, several factors have been identified. Strong evidence shows that many of the changes in RA-affected joints result from oxidation and free radical damage. Some researchers have also implicated poor T-cell and overactive B-cell activity. Scientists have also demonstrated that T-cell glutathione content in rheumatoid joints are much lower than in peripheral T-cells of the same patients. Glutathione modulation may play a role — a team of rheumatologists from Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands diminished inflammation at a cellular level by using NAC to raise glutathione in these tissues.

CONCLUSION

There is little doubt that cellular oxidative damage contributes to aging and its many diseases. It has been documented that those who live to 100 years or more have unusually high levels of glutathione, and we know that oxyradicals are very destructive. Given that glutathione is a powerful antioxidant, it seems reasonable to expect a connection between longevity and glutathione. It may at least improve our immune defenses and quality of life at a time when many people experience one health problem after another. Although we are not mice, the extension of this rodent’s life span by 30 to 50% suggests that glutathione may reduce the wear and tear of aging on overall health. Quite apart from the process of aging, good health in general is associated with high glutathione levels. And glutathione helps the liver deal with the toxic effects of medications used by the elderly. It may also improve the value of exercise, in turn elevating the GSH system and contributing to better overall health and well-being. It can enhance our immune response at a time when it normally begins to decline, ward off diseases of aging, and improve T-cell function — a critical part of the immune system.

The use of glutathione supplementation fights all kind of diseases from respiratory to auto immune to degenerative diseases.

Without question, the best type of preventive medicine is an optimized immune system, and a critical means to optimize it is by feeding it glutathione.

This is not the same glutathione that you see at the health food store. This is glutathione precursor. It’s very different because glutathione must be made inside your cells and the precursor is the food your cells   require to make its own glutathione as nature intended. That is the most natural and effective approach to boost your immune system.

It’s all natural with NO side effect. 

Want to know if this is for you? 

You can try it for only $10.00

Just send me a text here 703-895-0496 with the hashtag “sample” and I will send you a form to fill out, so I know where to send it.

Feel Normal Again!