Dr Oz did a segment called The Superhero of Antioxidants: Glutathione. Doctor Oz said that Glutathione is the most powerful antioxidant that you never even heard of before. Dr David Katz joined Dr Oz and said that unlike other antioxidants, Glutathione is made in your body. Another reason that Glutathione is the most important Antioxidant is because it is the one that your body relies on to defend yourself against toxins.
Dr Oz: How Glutathione Works
Dr Oz did a demonstration to explain how Glutathione works. In your body you have Glutathione and you have normal cells and toxic cells. Toxic cells are your own cells that have been damaged from free radicals, or they can be cells from outside of your body that got inside. The Glutathione removes the toxic cells. If you do not have enough Glutathione, then the toxic cells do not get removed from your body and you do not heal yourself. Your body can only help you recover if you help your body to do it.
Dr Oz: How Do You Know If You Have Enough Glutathione?
Dr Oz asked Dr Katz how we can tell if we have enough Glutathione. Katz said that if you have a chronic disease like Diabetes or Cancer, you probably have low levels of Glutathione and should have your Glutathione levels checked. If you are chronically fatigued, low levels of Glutathione could be both the cause and effect of this as well. Dr David Katz said that when you give people Glutathione, amazing things can happen. One of his patients has Parkinsons Disease and gets Glutathione injected into his vein weekly, and it has helped to stabilize his condition. The Glutathione has not made the Parkinsons go away, but it also has not gotten any worse which is a big deal!
Dr Oz: How To Increase Glutathione Levels
Dr Oz said that the following are The Building Blocks of Glutathione and by doing all of them, you can increase the Glutathione Levels in your body:
Dr Oz: Sulfur-Rich Vegetables Increase Glutathione
By eating sulfur-rich vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, garlic and onions, you help your body to manufacture more Glutathione and so you increase your Glutathione Levels in your body.
Dr Oz: Selenium-Rich Foods Increase Glutathione
Dr David Katz told Dr Oz that by eating Selenium-Rich Foods like oats, brazil nuts, tuna and black beans, you help your body’s assembly line to manufacture Glutathione better. Dr Oz said that he eats brazil nuts almost every single day.
Dr Oz: Milk Thistle & Vitamin B6 Increase Glutathione
Dr David Katz said that supplements can help increase your Glutathione as well. Try taking 1.5 mg of Vitamin B6 every day and 200 mg of Milk Thistle every day. You cannot take Glutathione as a pill, but these supplements are a good option to help boost your body’s Glutathione. Milk Thistle contains an active ingredient that is so powerful in helping your liver function that it can even help cirrhosis of the liver. Milk Thistle supports the function of your liver’s cells and protects them from free radicals. And of course by helping your liver out, your liver is able to produce Glutathione better.
Dr Oz: Exercise Boosts Glutathione
Dr Oz’s final tip always comes back to exercise it seems. Regular moderate exercise boosts Glutathione and increases your blood flow to your kidney and liver so that everything works better.