Dynamic Health Duo – Vitamin C & GSH

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Vitamin C and glutathione are considered a dynamic duo in warding off a number of conditions. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, has well-documented healing powers including reducing and eliminating cold and flu symptoms and reducing the impact of heart disease among other diseases and illnesses.

Vitamin C – Nature’s Secret Weapon?

In 1970, Dr. Linus Pauling, a chemist and four-time Nobel prize winner, published a book called Vitamin C and the Common Cold. It was a bestseller and is considered a potential influencer in the 30 to 40 percent decrease of heart disease-related deaths decreased between 30 and 40 percent around 1970. [1]

Jeffrey Dach – recently discussed the positive effects of naturally-occurring supplements such as vitamin C in his blog post on mega-dose vitamin therapy. He documented case after case of success stories with critically ill patients. One such case was from Dr. Aviram Giladi of Vanderbilt University. Giladi tested what Dach calls “a basket of antioxidants” delivered intravenously to 2,200 ICU trauma patients. The research team lead by Giladi reported a 28 percent increase in survival for the recipients of the antioxidant cocktail. Additionally, a second report of the same group of patients showed a “53 percent reduction in abdominal wall infections and 38 percent reduction in respiratory failure.”

How Glutathione Helps Reduce Chronic Illness

Glutathione comes into the picture as “the mother of all antioxidants” as deemed by Dr. Mark Hyman, a practicing physician and author of the bestselling book The Blood Sugar Solution. Glutathione, which is produced by the body, acts as a magnet for free radicals and other toxins in the body. But according to Hyman and other researchers, the antioxidant, which is normally “recycled in the body,” loses its power when the “toxic load becomes too great.”

The cause of the “toxic load” is a number of environmental factors including “poor diet, toxins, medications and stress.” The result of a glutathione deficiency, especially in chronically ill patients, is a worsening of symptoms. Hyman reports in a recent blog post that he has seen a link between a missing gene – GTHM1 – and the inability to recycle glutathione.

He writes that about “one-third of our population that suffers from chronic disease is missing the essential gene.”  And that’s the apparent cause of their continued struggle with chronic diseases and conditions.

You see, Hyman says that the glutathione has a “secret power” in the “sulfur (SH) group it contains.” He says that the sulfur “acts like fly paper and all the bad things in the body stick onto it, including free radicals and toxins like mercury and other heavy metals.”

According to Hyman, you can boost your glutathione levels by eating sulfur-rich foods including broccoli and garlic and you can supplement your diet with vitamin C and E.

Dynamic Duo Supplementation

You can also look into high dosage combinations of Vitamin C and glutathione (also known as GSH). Previously only available in intravenous injections, these high dosage combinations were not tolerable when taken via oral supplement and most of the vitamin C was not absorbed due to the digestive barrier.

Today, science has made the benefits of these super antioxidants possible with Liposomal Encapsulation Technology (LET). This nanotechnology traps the ascorbic acid inside a liposome and delivers virtually 100 percent of the vitamin C to the cells, tissues, glands and organs that require it. A typical “dose” of LET vitamin C has about 1,000 milligrams and helps you avoid side effects including diarrhea and gastric distress often associated with oral suspension of the antioxidant. GSH can be delivered in the same fashion.

We recommend the Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C and GSH Combo Pack to get the most benefit from this dynamic duo of antioxidants for better health and energy levels. Find them here.

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