MaxGXL Boosts Your Body’s Antioxidant Power
You’ve probably heard of the destructive free radicals that damage your body, causing illness and the signs of aging. They are formed when oxygen interacts with other molecules. They have an odd number of electrons, so to make their electrons an even number, they steal them away from surrounding molecules. They’re also called reactive oxygen species or ROS.
When that happens inside your body, these free radicals damage cell membranes and proteins. On a large scale, that means they are damaging your organs, making them older and stiff, unable to perform. Your flesh is literally rusting from the oxidation. Free radicals also damage the DNA inside your cells, leading to cells that cannot reproduce properly, and can even contribute toward causing cancer. Badly damaged cells generally die before their time. When you accumulate many dead cells, your body is weakening, aging.
Free radicals can damage your mitochondria, which are the power generators inside your cells. When lots of your mitochondria are no longer working well, you’re chronically tired and lacking energy, like most older people. Also, damaged mitochondria create more free radicals, so it’s a vicious cycle.
Some free radicals are inevitable. Your body creates them just from burning oxygen for energy and food for energy, as well as from your immune system fighting off infections. Your liver uses free radicals to detoxify harmful substances you’ve eaten. However, stress and unhealthy exposure to environmental toxins increases your free radicals. That includes poor diet, excessive sunlight, radiation, pollutants in your water and air, heavy metals, alcohol, pesticides, over-training (excessive exercise), cigarette smoke and physical and emotional stress. Generating additional free radicals is how many of these things contribute to making you sicker and older.
Some researchers believe free radical damage, accumulated over time, is the fundamental reason you get weaker and older. In the past, scientists believed people aged because of “wear and tear” on their bodies, as though bodies were machines. Now science understands there is “wear and tear,” but it happens at the biochemical, cellular level. It’s the damage free radicals do to your flesh.
Antioxidants Mop Up Free Radicals
You’ve probably heard the way to protect yourself against free radicals is to get plenty of antioxidants, and this is true. They prevent or neutralize and absorb the free electrons before they can damage your cells. Some of the most famous antioxidants are Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, CoQ10, selenium, zinc and beta-carotene. They are all important. However, science has discovered the “Master” antioxidant within your body is glutathione.
Your body makes glutathione from the amino acids cysteine, glycine and glutamic acid. Every cell you have can make it. That’s one of the reasons most people have not heard of glutathione. Your body does make it. Glutathione also contains sulfur. Sulfur acts like flypaper to such toxins as mercury and other heavy metals, attaching to them so they’re excreted from your body with bile.
Glutathione does something else that’s amazing. It recycles other antioxidants. The other antioxidants, such as Vitamin C, get used up when they absorb those excess electrons from free radicals. Glutathione, however, enables them to pass off the excess electrons, so the other antioxidants are then ready to go to eliminate more ROS.
When you have plenty of glutathione, research shows you’re more likely to be young and healthy. The Lancet, the best British medical journal, measured levels of glutathione and found that. People with the second highest level of glutathione are healthy older people. Sick elderly people have lower levels. And hospitalized elderly people have the lowest levels of glutathione. Therefore, the amount of glutathione in your cells is a biomarker of how biologically old you are, and therefore an indicator of how long you’re likely to live.
Other research has shown boosting glutathione levels improve health. It reduces recovery time from athletic workouts, increases strength and endurance, and decreases production of body fat. There are now over 117,000 medical papers attesting to the health and anti-aging benefits of glutathione.
Age and Stress Deplete Your Glutathione Levels
However; the amount of glutathione naturally declines with age. That’s another vicious cycle. As you grow older, your body’s ability to make glutathione declines. The more your level of this master antioxidant declines, the more age damages your body, further decreasing your ability to make glutathione.
Other things that reduce your body’s production of glutathione include: stress, poor diet, medications, infections, radiation and pollutants. Everything that increases the amount of your free radicals also works to decrease your natural glutathione, so they’re a double-edged sword. Basically, your body can fight back against free radicals, but there’s a limit to what it can do without help. If your daily lifestyle habits are unhealthy, you’re overwhelming your body’s supply of glutathione with free radicals. And when your glutathione goes too far down, that overloads and damages your liver, so it cannot perform its critical job of detoxifying your body of harmful substances.
Glutathione is Not an Easy Supplement
You may already take such antioxidant supplements as Vitamin C or beta-carotene. However, supplement companies can’t just put some glutathione in a capsule and sell it. The glutathione would be dissolved in your stomach and digested by the acids there. You would not get any benefit from it.
However, your body needs many substances to produce and recycle glutathione. Therefore, you can encourage your body to make more of this master antioxidant by supplying your body with the raw materials it needs.
The first one is N-acetyl-cysteine or NAC. NAC is an amino-acid derivative with many healthy benefits of its own. It’s been used for over thirty years in cold medicines because it relieves coughing, wheezing and phlegm because it’s a mucolytic. It thins mucous.
And one of its many benefits is it’s a slightly modified version of the amino acid cysteine. Therefore, it restores cellular levels of glutathione.
NAC modulates the expression of your genes that control inflammation. It suppresses nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kB), preventing a lot of inflammatory mediators from becoming active. It regulates the COX-2 gene, which produces inflammatory prostaglandins. NAC also regulates the genes that control the inflammatory biochemicals released by fat cells, which creates insulin resistance. Therefore, NAC plays a role in lowering insulin resistance, reducing risk for diabetes.
Dr. Robert Keller developed the NAC used by MaxGXL. It’s unique, using only the highest-quality ingredients from exclusive sources. Consuming NAC is the key to your body’s ability to produce as much glutathione as it needs to keep your young, well and full of energy. And only MaxGXL contains this exclusive formula.
Cysteine is a fragile amino acid. NAC helps it get through the digestive system so your body can use it to produce more glutathione.
Other Important Ingredients in MaxGXL
- Cysteine is one of the amino acids your body uses to make glutathione. It’s also vital for the healthy structure and strength of your hair, nails and skin.
- L-glutamine is the most concentrated amino acid in your body, and it’s used in more metabolic processes than any other amino acid. It’s critical to the healthy functioning of your immune system because it fuels your white blood cells. Other cells that are dividing rapidly also use it.
- Alpha Lipoic Acid is another vital substance our body makes when it’s healthy, but which the stress of life runs down. It plays an important role in controlling your blood sugar, detoxification, energy and brain health.
- Vitamin C is the best-known antioxidant, thanks to the pioneering work of Dr. Linus Pauling. Although it’s a vital antioxidant, your body cannot make it. Therefore, you have to consume some, preferably every day. As an electron donor, it works with glutathione to recycle and support it.
- Quercetin is an antioxidant, but not a vitamin. It’s a plant pigment, one of the many flavonoids that give fruits and vegetables their pigmentation.
- Cordyceps is a mushroom that’s been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for hundreds or thousands of years. It grows in the Himalayas, including the Tibetan plateau, and other high altitudes around the world. They use it as a tonic that strengthens your body. It appears to boost strength and endurance, improving athletic performance. And it enhances daily energy, slowing aging.
- Milk thistle contains the active biochemical silymarin, and it’s long been used to treat liver disorders. We now realize it’s so beneficial to the liver partly because it helps your body produce more glutathione, which is essential for good liver health. Silymarin protects liver cells from the toxic substances they must come into contact with, and supports the liver producing new cells. It supports liver healing in cases of cirrhosis and hepatitis. And it directly supports the liver during the detoxification process.
You Need More Glutathione as You Age
Medical research has proven that glutathione plays a critical role in maintaining your health, especially as you age. In an ideally healthy, stress and pollution-free world, your body would continue to make all the glutathione you need until you’re past 100. However, in the real world of today, you cannot depend on that.