Glutathione Goddess Secrets - Lesson 2
Goddess of detoxification PART 1.
Have you ever had a hangover? Partied so hard that you are now suffering the side effects of a skin hangover? I know what you are going to say. There is no such thing as skin hangover. Well, you may have experienced dehydration, fatigue, sweating, excessive thirst, dry mouth, low body temperature, blue-tinged skin or even pale skin. These side effects and more originate from overworked cells triggering a toxic attack on your skin. It is another way the body uses the skin to purge out potentially poisonous effects of toxins on the cells. These side effects develop when toxic substances are forced out of the body through a process called detoxification.
Glutathione comes to the rescue and is vital in detoxifying your body from toxin exposure. This powerful antioxidant neutralizes the oxidation attack on your cells. Glutathione is abundant in your body and is 7 to 10 times more concentrated in the liver cells. The liver is a vitally important organ in your body when it comes to detoxification.
What are toxins?
Chemicals and substances such as pollution, UV radiation, pesticides can be poisonous and toxic for our body in high doses. Toxins found in lifestyle choices, the things we consider harmful to us like alcohol, caffeine, nicotine. The junk food consumed has saturated fat, sugar and high-fructose corn syrup that accelerate toxin build-up. You may have never considered that leading a stressful life is another toxin you are adding to your body. Feeling emotional anxiety can produce a variety of chemical signals that increase blood pressure and circulation of toxins already in the body. Stress causes us to overindulge in toxin-producing substances adding to the problem, leading to accelerated ageing, sickness and disease.
The Generals Weapons
The body contains individual weapons that assist with waste and toxin elimination. The detoxification system is the whole bag of weapons required to get the job done. It consists of the liver, kidneys, lungs, lymphatic system, bowel, fat stores and the skin. This intelligent synergistic system in your body powerfully detoxes you naturally. The body just like a Six-Star General formulates a strategy before it goes to war against the foreign invaders. It puts up its best defence for a swift eradication of its enemies.
If outnumbered by enemies, the body can quickly change from an offensive strategy that has an aggressive advantage, to one of defence. The defence strategy preserves valuable organs and cells that can be destroyed by its enemies. The essential organs of the body such as the liver and kidneys are conserved, bypassing them, storing toxins in fat and loading the burden onto the skin to shed. You can compare it to a waste collection vehicle dumping rubbish in a fiery furnace.
Liver Detox Process
Three phases of liver detoxification.
- Break down of toxins by making them slightly water-soluble they are less harmful. During this metabolic process of oxidation, reduction and hydrolysis, free radicals form. If they are excessive can damage the liver. Antioxidants such as glutathione help to reduce danger damage caused by free radicals.
- Neutralization of toxins Glutathione binds with toxins to neutralize into a water-soluble form.
- Excretion of neutralized toxins via the body through kidneys as urine. Gall bladder as bile eliminated through the bowel.
Glutathione process of detoxification
Your liver is an incredible organ of detoxification, filters out dangerous toxins, excess hormones and chemical overload. Glutathione is abundant in the liver and significant in phase II detoxification process. It has the role of metabolizing various molecules that need removal from the cell and body. Helps to make toxins water-soluble so it is easier to eliminate out of the body. Glutathione joins to these molecules. Glutathione can plant itself on toxins flagging them as poisonous to help remove them by the body.
Glutathione must attach to these toxins before they can bind to important cellular components like nucleic acids. Glutathione-S-transferases enzyme kick-starts this reaction. The form reduced glutathione neutralizes positively charged intruders by donating electrons. The next step turns the neutralized toxins into mercapturic acid a metabolized form ready to be flushed from the body through the urine.
Toxic Side Effect on Beauty
“Stress in the body appears on the skin. Premature ageing of your skin is a sign of accelerated ageing inside your body.”
“Skin problems such as acne, rashes, eczema, dermatitis, puffy eyes generally caused by allergens, hormones and toxins excess in the body”.
Sign of Excess Toxicity
“The best way to detox is not through your skin. If this is happening the body is using the last resort to get rid of toxins and is stressed out.”
“Breakdown in DNA damages the skin severely. A decline in healthy cell function results in skin dullness, dryness, wrinkles, sagging skin, pigmentation, age spots and broken capillaries.”
“Frequent exposure to UV radiation, pollution and hazardous chemicals increases free radicals in your body. Multiply your risk of skin melanoma and other cancers.”
Reduced Blood flow & Oxygen
“Ageing decreases enzymes in the body. Enzyme decrease in the liver slows detoxing through reduced blood flow. Less blood flowing to the skin means less oxygen to the cells and skin. Jeopardizing healthy cell function and skin appearance.”
Glutathione depletion means you are in serious risk of hazard overload. Your skin will age at a faster rate when your body is stressed. Chronic diseases may develop as a result. Glutathione comes to the rescue, a powerful antioxidant and vital to detoxification. Glutathione job of neutralizing toxins and helping to eliminate them from our body, is the ultimate gift of love it provides on our skin cells. Keeping up our glutathione levels in our body will protect from a wide range of skin problems. Skin longevity and skin beauty are optimized when we look after our skin health. We stock a glutathione rich skincare range to help boost glutathione levels in your skin. The more we can do to avoid premature ageing, the better we are at keeping the DNA in our skin cells healthy and functioning optimally.