By replenishing the body's stores of glutathione, Setria® has three important benefits:
- Antioxidant Protection
Glutathione is known as the "master antioxidant" because it not only stops free radicals in their tracks - it recycles other antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E. A testament to its importance is that every single cell of the human body, as well as the fluid outside of cells, contains glutathione.
One of glutathione's most important roles is to detoxify the body. It has the unique ability to bind to organic toxins, heavy metals, solvents, and pesticides - and helps the body excrete these substances in either urine or bile.
The highest amounts of glutathione are found in the liver and kidneys, which are responsible for the removal of toxic components. Glutathione is also present in high amounts in the lung lining, where it protects against airborne pollutants, and in the intestinal lining, where it bars the absorption of industrial chemicals.
- Immune Fortification
Glutathione helps fortify the immune system in two important ways. First and foremost, it plays a central role in the proper function of white blood cells, including T cell lymphocytes - the frontline soldiers of the immune system. Second, there is some evidence that glutathione stimulates immune cells' natural killing ability.
Fact: Glutathione is so important for liver function that if the body goes for 24 hours without food, it will steal glutathione precursors – glutamate, cysteine and glycine – from the muscles so it can maintain adequate liver glutathione.