Oxygen present in the body splits into single atoms with unpaired electrons. Since electrons naturally like to be in pairs, these atoms, also known as free radical harshly probe the body in an attempt to seek out other electrons with which they can pair. When there is an overload of free radicals that cannot be destroyed accumulates in the body, the latter generates a phenomenon called oxidative stress. This process is the one of the primary contributors in the development of chronic diseases like cancer, aging, cardiovascular, cataract, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases. As you age, your body’s ability to fight free radicals becomes less effective. The result is more free radicals, more oxidative stress and much more damage to the cells, which leads to degenerative processes as well as “normal’ ageing. One of human body’s main mechanism to counteract oxidative stress is by producing antioxidants, which are either naturally produced or externally supplied via food/supplements.
What are antioxidants?
Antioxidants are molecules that help prevent the oxidation of other molecules. They are basically chemicals that lessen or prevent the effects of free radicals. They donate an electron to free radicals so that they stabilize, thereby reducing their reactivity. However, antioxidants do this without becoming reactive free radicals themselves. It will be also good to remember that a single antioxidant cannot fight against every free radical. Also, free radicals have different effects on different areas of the body and not all antioxidants behave the same way owing to different chemical compositions.
Antioxidants are often found in fruits and vegetables, the main reason why you are often asked to have good portions of them.
A lot of aspects of modern life – for instance, our diet, lifestyle, pollution etc. can cause oxidative stress, the imbalances between free radicals and antioxidants.
What is Glutathione?
Glutathione is a very simple molecule that is produced naturally all the time in your body. It is a combination of three simple building blocks of protein or amino acids — cysteine, glycine and glutamine. There are two different types of glutathione – reduced glutathione (GSH or L-glutathione) which is the active form and the other is oxidized glutathione (GSSG), the inactive form. As GSH keep a vigil on the cellular environment and puts out oxidative ‘free radicals’, it turns oxidized itself and also inactive, turning into GSSG. Luckily, inactive GSSG can be recycled back into the active GSH form, with the help of an enzyme glutathione reductase. However, when this enzyme becomes overwhelmed and way too much oxidized GSSG accumulates in your body, your cells become prone to damage.
Glutathione is the most important molecule that is needed for you to stay healthy and prevent diseases. Glutathione – the mother of all antioxidants is a master detoxifier and is necessary to prevent ageing, cancer, heart disease, dementia and to treat everything from autism to Alzheimer’s disease. The secret to its power is the sulphur (SH) chemical groups it contains.
While our body produces its own glutathione, poor diet, pollution, toxins, medications, trauma, stress, ageing, infections and radiation deplete your glutathione levels. This leaves you susceptible to unrestrained cell disintegration from oxidative stress, free radicals, infections and even cancer. Your liver too gets overloaded and damaged, unable to perform its job of detoxification.
QNET’s Nutriplus EDG3
Nutriplus EDG3 (pronounced Edge) is the perfect addition to your life. EDG3 is a blend of amino acids (L-Cystine, Glycine, L-Glutamine and Selenomethionine) that helps the body produce the master antioxidant Glutathione, naturally.
You can use a sachet of EDG3 each day and add it to your food or drink. After a few weeks of regular consumption, you will feel the difference in your overall health and well-being. EDG3 helps with the following:
- Assists in detoxification
- Enhances immune system
- Increases energy levels
- Maintains healthy joints
- Improves skin health
- Promotes healthy hair and nails
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