Glutathione: The ‘Master Antioxidant’ That Your Body Needs

What Is Glutathione?

Glutathione is a small tripeptide molecule that’s made up of three amino acids: glutamate (aka glutamic acid), cysteine and glycine. It’s often labeled as the “master antioxidant” or “mother of all antioxidants,” as it helps recycle and maximize the function of other antioxidants, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10 and alpha-lipoic acid.4,5

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Molecule produced during fasting has anti-aging effect on vascular system

 

 

 

 

 

Diet trends like intermittent fasting and ketogenesis are proving wildly popular for their rapid weight-loss effects, but scientists are also starting to uncover how they might benefit the body in other, longer term ways. Case in point: a molecule produced during fasting has now been found to apply the brakes to aging of the vascular system, a process closely tied to the aging of the human body as a whole.

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A Certain Fruit May Hold the Secret to Anti-aging Medicine

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Anyone of a certain age knows that if you overdo it physically, your muscles will be sore for far longer than when you were younger. After all, older muscles take longer to heal. But in the near future, this may not be taken as a given. Swiss researchers have uncovered a naturally occurring compound which protects muscles from aging, and may help preserve us against the weight of years in other ways too. The molecule is called urolithin A. Researchers say its discovery has uncovered a fascinating paradigm, that plants, animals, and bacteria have been co-evolving together over tens of millions of years.

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