Glutathione may play a huge role in viruses and infections...



This year’s flu season is no joke. As the Coronavirus sweeps China, people all over the world are feeling scared and helpless as the virus travels over to America.

Although people talk about viruses cand try to prevent them, do they actually know what they really are?


You guessed it, we’re here to talk about viruses.


What are Viruses?

Viruses are like thieves. They invade living, normal cells and use those cells to multiply and produce other viruses like themselves. This can kill, damage, or change the cells and make you sick.

When you get a virus, you may not always get sick from it. This means your immune system was strong enough to fight it off.

With that being said, It’s more important than ever before to take care of yourself and your immune system.


How are some ways I can take care of my immune system?

Get the right amount of sleep


A lack of sleep has a connection with lower immune function, which can leave you more receptive to illness.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, most adults need about seven to nine hours of sleep. Set up a night-time reminder so you can get to bed early and get a goodnight’s sleep.


Eat healthy foods

Keeping a regular healthy diet allows your immune system to be strong and help you prevent flu and cold viruses. Ensure you get a daily dose of fruit, veggies, proteins, and complex carbs. Getting an adequate amount of nutrients in the day is so essential to your health.


Take Glutathione

Studies have shown the direct relationship between glutathione levels and the immune system's response to active viruses. In many cases, glutathione blocks the viruses’ reproduction and inhibits the viral evolution.


When glutathione levels are optimal, the immune system is stronger and able to fight back. Unfortunately, few of us live in optimal conditions.Here is a short list of things that can lower glutathione levels:

  • Poor nutrition

  • Stress

  • Alcohol consumption

  • Smoking

  • Intense strenuous exercise

  • Strong medications

  • Chronic illnesses like diabetes, autoimmune conditions, and infections Aging – after the age of 20 glutathione levels decrease by 10% every 10 years

  • A system overrun with toxins like heavy metals and pesticides.


All of these factors deplete our glutathione levels leaving us susceptible to chronic illness, low energy, and many other unwanted diseases such as viruses.


Taking a daily glutathione supplement is a great way to increase and keep your levels of glutathione balanced. Check out our supplements tab and find some of our most recommended glutathione products. ------

Always remember to take about 300-500 mg of glutathione daily, preferably in liquid form for the best absorption for cellular health.


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