Optimal Liposomal Glutathione
- Category: Immune System & Liposomal Products
- Source of reduced glutathione
- Easy to absorb due to liposomal form
- 500 mg of bioactive glutathione per dose
- Mint flavor
- 120 ml
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Optimal Liposomal Glutathione by Seeking Health
Seeking Health’s Optimal Liposomal Glutathione offers a dose of 500 mg of reduced glutathione, an antioxidant found naturally in relatively high concentrations in all living organisms and in all body cells. Glutathione exists in the body in either a reduced form (GSH) or oxidized form (GSSG). The reduced bioactive form is preferred for supplementation. However, for a long time this form was not well absorbed by the body upon oral ingestion, because glutathione is broken down already in the digestive tract. Liposomal glutathione , however, offers the reduced variant of glutathione in unique form to protect during digestion. Liposomes ensure that glutathione is delivered directly into the bloodstream, avoiding degradation by the digestive system. Seeking Health produces its liposomes from GMO-free sunflower oil; the product is also free from soy.
What is glutathione?
Glutathione was first described in 1921 and its structure was definitively established in 1935. It is a tripeptide that can be produced by the body itself from the amino acids cysteine, glycine and glutamine. Glutamine contributes to a properly functioning immune system* and supports the body’s energy metabolism*. Glutathione is the main endogenous substance the body deploys for its cellular protection mechanism, and therefore resides in almost all bodily cells. In order to be able to fulfill its functions there, a reduced form of the molecule is a necessity. The highest concentrations can be found in the liver and lungs, but with aging and lifestyle factors, bodily glutathione levels decrease. The power of glutathione lies in the sulfur groups it contains.
Evolution of epigenetics
In recent years, researchers have increasingly agreed that our DNA, or our genetic predisposition, is strongly influenced by environmental factors. For a long time it was thought that we could learn all about DNA if we just identified the over 25,000 genes. It has now become clear that the way in which our genes are expressed is not fixed, but that this is controlled by 'epigenomes': switches that can turn DNA 'on' or 'off', comparable to software that runs a computer. Epigenomes can be influenced by diet and other environmental factors, including lifestyle and environment. Epigeneticists study the changes in gene expression that occur at the epigenetic level. Epigenetics, then, is about changes in gene expression, without changes in the DNA sequence. It is a science that has evolved strongly in recent years and that focuses in particular on the process of methylation: the most important epigenetic process that takes place in our body.
- Reduced glutathione supplement in unique liposomal form
- Contains 500 mg of bioactive glutathione per dose
- Easy to absorb due to liposomal microencapsulation
- Direct delivery into the bloodstream
- The amino acid glutamine, one of the three amino acids that form the composition of glutathione, contributes to a properly functioning immune system*, and supports the body’s energy metabolism*
- Free from milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, nuts, wheat, soy, gluten and GMOs
The Methylation Process
Every minute, trillions of methylation processes take place in all cells of our body, which in turn affect thousands of other bodily processes. Methylation is a controlled transfer of a methyl group primarily to proteins, amino acids, enzymes and DNA. Methylation is involved in the maintenance and repair of our DNA within our cells and tissues. Substances that have the ability to donate a methyl group are called methyl donors. B vitamins, vitamin C, biotin, zinc, folic acid and betaine, among other compounds, can function as a methyl donor. Methyl groups play an important role in gene expression, since they have the ability to switch our DNA on and off. It is not without reason that they are one of the most researched molecules in epigenetics. Research indicates that methylation responds to environmental factors and decreases with age. This has made the relationship between health and the ability to methylate a frontier research area.
Epigenetics & Seeking Health
The term epigenetics was coined in 1942 by biologist Conrad Waddington in an attempt to interpret the phenomenon in which genes, under the influence of environmental factors, can be switched on and off. In epigenetic modifications, the function of a gene changes without changing its code, as when a piece of music is played by different musicians; the same notes are on the sheet, but they sound different. For example, two people who are genetically identical can still be very different epigenetically. This has been a guiding principle for Seeking Health’s Dr. Ben Lynch. By detecting the markers around the DNA that can turn genes on or off and influence them with the help of nutrition, supplements and lifestyle adjustments, Lynch argues that we can 'clean up our dirty genes', as it were, and can influence our gene expression.
About Seeking Health
After suffering from unexplained health problems himself for years, Dr. Ben Lynch became convinced that the cause of these complaints had to be sought in having 'dirty' genes. After ten years of researching, studying and treating thousands of clients around the world, he wrote the book Dirty Genes, in which he developed and refined his method of actively using insights from epigenetics to optimize health. Lynch is currently one of the most consulted experts in epigenetics. He has always been fascinated by the influence and power of our genes and he believes that through the right diet and lifestyle we can work with our genes to create higher levels of health.
* Health claim pending European authorization
- Shake lightly before each use.
- Take 4 ml (about 3/4 tsp) by mouth on an empty stomach or between meals.
- If necessary, mix with 30 ml of water or juice (juice may be preferred because of the strong taste of glutathione) or as recommended by the doctor or therapist.
- Do not take within 3 hours of bedtime.
|Amount per serving||% DV|
|Total Carbohydrates||1 g||<1% ‡|
|Phosphatidylcholine and Phosphatidylethanolamine Complex (from non-GMO sunflower oil)||400 mg||**|
‡ Percent daily values are based on a 2000-calorie diet.
** % Recommended daily amount not established.
Purified water, natural flavors, glycerin and potassium sorbate (0.1% to prevent spoilage).