Flawless beauty and skin glutathione go hand in hand. Radiance, glow, and youthful vitality all flow from this marvellous antioxidant. So does luxuriant hair growth. Glutathione makes you look look like you’re standing in your own private beam of sunshine. If you’d like that special glow, this friendly molecule is worth your attention.
We’ll tell you in a moment how you can get more glutathione (and how Revoderm products can help). But first, let’s look at the science behind glutathione and how it helps you achieve that wonderful glow.
How Glutathione Works
One of the key culprits in aging is oxidative stressors — chemical nuisances like smoke, car exhaust, alcohol, or sunlight. We encounter these criminals constantly, yet we hardly ever give them a thought.
Whenever your body encounters these oxidative stressors, it releases a class of unstable molecules called free radicals. Free radicals break down tissue over time, causing premature aging. Antioxidants ride to the rescue, protecting us from the destabilizing effect of free radicals. You could say that antioxidants are the good guys, free radicals the bad guys. If you look at it that way, glutathione is one of the good guys.
How Our Bodies Create Glutathione
Most of the time, our bodies produce glutathione all by themselves, and we don’t need to pay attention to this process. We do produce less of it over time, however. That’s a natural consequence of growing older.
Luckily, we can delay this process through good nutrition (and perhaps a few supplements). Revoderm also has a few glutathione-rich products you can apply directly to your skin and hair.
Your body requires sulfur to create glutathione. Beef, fish, and poultry are rich in sulfur. So are broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, kale, and watercress, to name a few foods. Other foods are just naturally rich in glutathione. Spinach, avocadoes and asparagus belong in this category.
Glutathione also works best in the presence of selenium. Beef, chicken, fish, cottage cheese, brown rice, and Brazil nuts are all good sources of this mineral. Supplements can provide selenium too, but too much of it can be harmful, so don’t go overboard. Consult your health care provider if you have questions on this one.
The foods named above help your body create and use glutathione. They’re also just plain delicious, so stock up. Supplements like whey protein, milk thistle, and turmeric extract can also help. You’ll find the details on glutathione at the Healthline page 10 Natural Ways to Increase Your Glutathione Levels.
You can also take glutathione directly as a supplement, but it’s not clear whether our bodies effectively absorb it in this form. It’s probably better not to waste your money on supplements.
Glutathione-Rich Serum as Anti-Aging Superhero
Free radicals break down cells and tissue, causing wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and melasma. Applying glutathione directly to these trouble spots can help. We recommend Revoderm Illuminous Antioxidant Serum for this purpose. Use this brightening serum to combat dullness and the effects of oxidative aging. It promotes firmness and skin elasticity while minimizing acne, acne scars, rosacea, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Glutathione as Hair Regrowth Champion
Revoderm’s Revitalizing Hair Serum is another glutathione champion. Use it consistently to restore hair, improve density, strength, and thickness, and to prevent further hair loss. The serum combines glutathione with conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) to help the antioxidant penetrate your skin. It also contains sodium DNA, which penetrates cell membranes to promote cell repair and tissue regeneration.
For best results, use Revitalizing Hair Serum in conjunction with Revoderm Revitalizing Shampoo and Revitalizing Conditioner, all available together in our convenient Hair Loss & Thinning Hair / Hair Stimulating Kit. Rub the serum in after using the shampoo and conditioner and simply leave it in place.