Increasing Intra-Cellular Glutathione by
consuming a Precursor (Immunocal Platinum)
- The Benefits
- Regulation of cell growth and division
- Improve liver health
- DNA synthesis and repair
- Protein synthesis: maintains our proteins in their proper form. Its sulfur atom reacts with unnatural sulfur-sulfur bonds in proteins, breaking them and allowing the proper pairings to form.
- Metabolism of toxins (metabolism or biotransformation – breaking down, activating or transforming)
- Metabolism of carcinogens
Glutathione enzymes transform carcinogens, through chemical reaction, to unreactive and non-genotoxic compounds that can be eliminated without causing damage to the cell or DNA
- Metabolism of xenobiotics (xenobiotics - chemical components (drugs and poisons) foreign to the body)
Glutathione interacts with foreign chemicals (primarily, it is a scavenger of harmful xenobiotics that have been oxidized) compounds to neutralize and break them down, then eliminate them from the body.
- Conjugation to heavy metals (conjugation – joining with and transforming by becoming part of)
GSH joins with heavy metals to neutralize them and eliminate them from the body.
- Enhancement of systemic immune function- REPRODUCTION OF WHITE BLOOD CELLS. Cellular GSH also affects the growth and replication of T-cells through growth stimulating cytokines.
- Enhancement of humoral (circulating in the bloodstream)immune function
- Resistance to UV radiation
Glutathione detoxifies reactive oxygen radicals created by radiation which reduces the damage to the cell. Glutathione also interacts covalently and noncovalently (neutralizes the reactivity in several ways) with parts of the cell that keep the cell from triggering apoptosis (cell death).- APOPTOSIS DOESN’T OCCUR WHEN CELLS ARE CANCEROUS
- Decreases radiation damage
- Decreases free radical damage
- Recycling of other antioxidants (master antioxidant role)
Glutathione recycles oxidized lipoic acid, vitamin C and E by restoring them to an active state, mostly by donating the electrons that they used in metabolizing (neutralizing) free radicals.
- Storage and transport of cysteine
- Participation in nutrient metabolism