Toxic Mold Exposure and Glutathione Depletion = Chronic Illness

I really enjoyed watching this video on how mycotoxins deplete our glutathione (GSH). This is one of the reasons why many of us mold injured people go on to develop chemical intolerances, mast cell issues, autoimmune and neuroimmune conditions. The video discusses how microphage function is compromised by low glutathione, how glutathione is responsible for protecting cell membranes, removing toxins and so much more.

“The immune system is incredibly complex, but a major cornerstone relies on its ability to obtain a molecule called glutathione. Glutathione exists in every cell of your body and is essential for life and critical for health. This molecule is constantly being used up in dozens of your body’s functions and is difficult to replace. Glutathione is your body’s master antioxidant. It is a chief enzyme for detoxification, and it is literally food for the immune system.” Source  

“If glutathione levels are depleted, the inflammatory mediators released by mast cells may not be adequately neutralized by glutathione, the master antioxidant. This can lead to a vicious circle where oxidative stress results in mast-cells releasing inflammatory chemicals, which need to be detoxified by Phase 1 of the liver. If glutathione is low, the liver will be unable to neutralize them, resulting in further inflammation and oxidative stress.” Source 

Lastly if you’re interested in raising glutathione levels naturally click here to read information about a natural protein supplement a friend recommended to me. Its has been around for over forty years and has been clinically proven to raise glutathione levels. This supplement works by allowing a rate-limiting substrate for glutathione synthesis to enter in to the cells. My husband and I have been taking it for a few weeks and are absolutely thrilled with what we have experienced in just a short period of time.

Have you every had your glutathione levels tested, or has your doctor ever spoken to you about the connection between low glutathione levels and disease? Feel free to comment below.

Because your health matters!
Chemical Free Gal

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