Life is stressful. That’s a fact.
Every day you experience some form of stress in your life (whether it be eustress or distress).
And over time, that
stress wears away at your body.
It can break down your immune system and
decrease your energy levels and make you look older than you actually are.
Obviously, the best way to treat the effects
of prolonged stress is to work as hard as you can to remove as much stress as
possible from your life.
But it’s never that easy.
As an alternative to help fight the stress,
health and fitness-based companies are providing a “master antioxidant” in an
easily digested, capsule form.
This antioxidant is called glutathione … and
studies have shown that it can help prevent and slow down certain effects of
stress: accelerated aging, cancer, heart disease, dementia, and more.
There are many different brands currently
available for consumer consumption – each with their own benefits and setbacks.
Today, we’re going to look at Jarrow
Formulas’ Reduced Glutathione, 500mg
and find out whether it is a viable option for getting your daily dose of
Your body naturally produces
glutathione. But there’s an issue…
Your body’s production of glutathione is
severely depleted from a variety of factors, including:
Jarrow Formulas Reduced Glutathione works to
not only increase the body’s production of glutathione but to also balance out
the ratio of oxidized glutathione to reduced glutathione. (More on this in the
There is only one ingredient in Jarrow
Formulas Reduced Glutathione…
You guessed it … glutathione!
But not just any glutathione. REDUCED
glutathione – and it’s extremely important for fighting and neutralizing the
oxidants that eventually form damaging free radicals in your body.
Your body has what is called a G-ratio – the
ratio between reduced glutathione and oxidized glutathione. A G-ratio
that contains more oxidized glutathione is indicative of oxidized stress and
potential tissue dysfunction.
The proper ratio to strive for (for healthy
cells) is 90% reduced glutathione to 10% oxidized glutathione. The
reduced glutathione in Jarrow Formulas’ product seeks to swing the ratio in the
favor of reduced glutathione, consequently giving your body the following