The coronavirus has brought on unprecedented challenges not only in India but across the world. There is a layer of gloom that has spread across humanity. Loss of jobs, economic slowdown, health crisis of the near & dear ones and an overall sense of insecurity. But at some point of time, the human race decided that it would be saner to perhaps live with the virus. Phased unlocking has commenced and some states in India have completely opened up while there are others that are still reeling under the rising number of cases. While we are forced to shift and re-assess priorities, India is in a unique position. We are bang in to the middle of the festive season. A season of positivity, festivity, fun and feasts. 2020 may be not be a conducive year but let it not be a dampner on how you want to feel. You will enjoy, albeit cautiously and as you step out while maintaining social distancing and would want to look your best, you will have to make doubly sure that there is not a single slip when you let your hair down. It is indeed going to be difficult but if you have replenished yourself with the goodness of Glutathione and Vitamin C, then surely you can breathe easy.
Glutathione for inner glow:
Glutathione’s anti-oxidant properties is combined with antimelanogenic properties. It not only decresases pigmentation in your skin but has also found to decrease unwarranted wrinkles and increases skin elasticity. It arrests skin pigmentation production by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme involved in making melanin. Glutathione is extremely effective in treating psoriasis and many other skin infections. Also, Glutathione is great at fighting chronic inflammation thereby reinforcing its skin rejuvenating benefits. Glutathione is made out of three different amino acids. It prevents early cell damage, keeps the body’s mitochondria healthy thereby keeping us energised and full of stamina. Glutathione has been used as a prime ingredient in skin care from time immemorial. It works actively and because of its powerful antioxidant effects it effectively reduces dark spots and other skin anomalies that could be dues to pollution, stress and/or ageing process. Thereby brightening the overall complexion of skin. So for a holistic skin health, Glutathione is your best bet, as it develops an inner system that helps in makes your skin glow from within
The Immunity strengthening quality of the master oxidant – Glutathione
Glutathione is an antioxidant naturally found in human cells. But with our urban lifestyles and our ageing process, it starts depleting causing many kind of diseases. The function of Glutathione is to neutralize free radicals (molecules that can damage body’s cells), boosts the immune system and detoxifies the body. Glutathione’s antioxidative properties keeps inflammation in lungs under check and especially helpful in keeping lung function during a viral infection. The contribution of glutathione in our bodily functions cannot be de-emphasized. Glutathione not only strengthens immunity but also equips our body to fight serious infections. According to a research, the active glutathione primes white cells such as natural killer (NK) and T cells, the body’s front-line infection fighters. GSH enhanced T cells are able to produce more infection-fighting substances, controlling both bacterial and viral infections. Several chronic infections such as EBV, hepatitis, herpes viruses and Lyme can deregulate and suppress the immune system. Glutathione can harmonize and reverse this suppression.
Healthy levels of glutathione possess several potential health benefits. These health benefits extensively related to glutathione’s contribution to crucial bodily processes like Gene expression, Cysteine storage, protein functions and cell differentiation. However, the most powerful function that glutathione offers our system are its vital antioxidant properties. Glutathione helps our body fight free radicals, caused when harmful infections are seeking entry into our body.
The goodness of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an essential vitamin and it holds the front-line position in immunity boosting. For example, Vitamin C is present at 100 times higher concentration inside immune cells than that in blood and while these cells fight an infection, concentrations go still higher This effective antioxidant serves not only to neutralize the free radical burst but also improves motility of immune cells. It also keeps the inflammation under check and helps to improve the signaling between cells making the immune system more effective. As immunity fights pathogens, Vitamin C levels deplete rapidly leading to an aberration in response.
Diet is the most natural way to boost glutathione levels, however there are a variety of glutathione supplements which are available in the market. Its immunity boosting, detoxing and skin health abilities can get amplified when it is combined with Phylanthus embillica (commonly known as gooseberry or “amla”) extract, providing natural Vitamin C to the users. We have splurged all this while on numerous beauty products that are just skin deep. With consumerism at its peak, beauty has been calibrated only by concealers, skin lightening, anti-aging creams and what have you. But the solution is not addressing just the problem; it’s confronting the root of the problem. So this festive season, lets resolve to usher in the new world order with a more conscious living – from validation to self-care and beauty with immunity!
- The author of this article is Mr. Sushant Raorane, Co-Founder Director Adroit Biomed Ltd.