Our modern environment is full of hundreds of thousands of different toxins. They are everywhere and in virtually everything. Glue off-gassing in cars and buildings, plastic leaching from bottles and containers, pesticides in food, mercury in dental fillings….
The list goes on and on and on for a disturbingly long time.
It makes you wonder, how does your body cope with all of this?
The answer is simpler than you think.
A tiny little molecule made of just 3 amino acids: Glutathione
It is made in every single one of your cells and known as the “mother of all antioxidants.” This little molecule performs a huge array of functions for your body:
But most importantly, it is your body’s primary means of detoxifying itself. Heavy metals, carcinogens, paraquats – glutathione detoxifies all of them. [1,2]
With all the complexity of your body’s systems and multiple enzyme systems and complex transportation pathways and filters, how can one molecule be the means for detoxifying so many different kinds of toxins.
As mentioned above, it is made of three simple amino acids. These are glutamine, glycine, and, cysteine. Cysteine is important here because it contains a sulfur atom.
And sulfur is sticky.
It’s a little strange to think of atoms as sticky, but that’s exactly what it does. Sulfur creates strong bonds with other toxic molecules and atoms. In molecular terms, these bonds are “sticky.”
So, for example, you had a dentist you gave you mercury amalgam fillings. These fillings flooded your system with toxic mercury vapors for about a half hour and then continues to slowly break down over time, gradually leaching mercury into your bloodstream.
The mercury atoms then bond very strongly to different proteins, completely deforming them and disrupting your natural processes. Especially in your brain.
(Although, doesn’t it seem a little odd that mercury is considered dangerously toxic in every situation in every environment except your mouth?)
The only way to get the mercury off the proteins is to give it something with an even strongerbond. Something that can make a strong sulfur bond. Something like glutathione.
Glutathione actually pries mercury off the cellular membranes and proteins and keeps it bound to itself, freeing your cells to get back to business as usual.
Once this bond with glutathione’s sulfur atom is made, your body recognizes that the glutathione is now carrying around something it shouldn’t – biochemists call this “conjugation.”
Now all your complex filtering processes kick in and shunt the mercury-conjugated glutathione out of your body and your system is just a little bit healthier and happier.
Did you notice something slightly problematic in that little example?
You see, when glutathione performs all of its other biological functions, it gets recycled. Even when it neutralizes free radicals, there is a special biochemical pathway that “recharges” it so it can go back and keep neutralizing them over and over and over again.
But when it helps you detox?
It’s effectively destroyed. It goes through your elimination pathways and then it’s gone.
In “normal” situations (i.e. pre-industrial), this isn’t so bad and it works quite well. Toxic load is generally not so high and your body can regenerate it’s glutathione reserves. But in an environment hyper-saturated in them?
It depletes you.
Your body ends up burning through your glutathione stores just to manage the never-ending barrage of toxicity confronting it.
And because glutathione has so many important roles, this has serious consequences for your health.
There are a number of ways to combat this problem.
First of all, attempting to limit your exposure to toxins is critical. Here are a few ways to do that
A second method is to make sure you get enough protein. Glutathione is based on 3 amino acids, so if you have enough amino acids, your body will be able to keep making enough of it. Our Perfect Amino product is ideal for this, as it covers all your essential amino acid requirements and has a 99% efficiency.
And finally, use products to help facilitate your body’s natural detox process and take some of the load of your glutathione reserves. Our Body Detox product is one of the most comprehensive ones on the market today.
It is based on an advanced nanoparticle formula of glycoproteins that binds heavy metals and other toxins more effectively than even glutathione. And on top of this includes, chlorella, powerful antioxidants, protease inhibitors, and fulvic acid.
As well as glutathione, helping you to rebuilt your own reserves of this critical compound.
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When you think of “vitality” what do you think of?
For most people, it’s some image of an active life, bursting with energy: shining eyes; spring in your step; the zest of life.
But if you go just a little bit deeper into this idea of vitality, it’s not some abstract, ephemeral quality reserved for the chosen few with the right genetics. It’s a very real thing, grounded in the biochemistry of life.
And it ultimately comes down to your body’s ability to make biological energy, a complex process collectively known as “metabolism.”
So if you want to enhance your vitality, it makes sense to start with the master regulator of metabolism –– the one gland that controls metabolism and energy for every single cell in your body:
The Thyroid Gland.
And learning how to dial in its health is one of the most powerful ways to enhance your energy, speed up healing, and simply feel more alive.
This study examines the effect of PerfectAmino on the plasma amino acid levels in 5 patients at an Integrative Medical Clinic in Clearwater, FL. Fasting levels of essential serum amino acids and glucose were taken, and then 10 grams of PerfectAmino were fed with repeat serum levels of amino acids and glucose taken at an average of 41 minutes and 103 minutes afterward. The data showed that in every case blood levels of essential amino acids increased significantly from fasting levels with no increase in glucose levels. Additionally, levels of conditionally essential amino acids, (Arginine and Histidine), had increases as well, demonstrating that with PerfectAmino both conditionally essential amino acids can be produced by the body when PerfectAmino is fed. We conclude that PerfectAmino in both tablet and powder from are well absorbed after oral feeding and have no significant effect on blood glucose levels.