Nutrient spotlight- Glutathione
Noggin vitamin and mineral supplements contain Glutathione
Why have we selected this ingredient? Well, Glutathione is known as a master anti oxidant and has many important functions within our bodies.
Glutathione ( gloo-ta-thy-own) is an important antioxidant that is primarily made by the body, but is also found in dietary sources.
Glutathione is an antioxidant produced in cells and it is comprised largely of three amino acids: glutamine, glycine, and cysteine.
Levels of this antioxidant can be depleted in the body, due to many factors, such as a poor diet, ageing and a sedentary lifestyle. Chronic stress can also deplete glutathione levels.
Glutathione contains sulphur molecules, which may be why foods high in sulphur help to boost its natural production in the body.
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that is present in every cell in your body. Not only does it neutralise harmful free radicals and reactive oxygen compounds, it also recycles other important antioxidants such as vitamin C and E, maximising your body’s capacity for tissue protection.
You can maintain appropriate glutathione levels by increasing your physical activity, avoiding drinking too much alcohol, getting enough sleep and eating a balanced diet.
And add these glutathione-boosting foods to your daily meals: garlic and onions, as well as asparagus, avocados, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, parsley and watercress.
Dr Clara Russell