Glutathione: the mother of all antioxidants

By Dr. Bob McCauley

Glutathione is an amino acid referred to as “the mother of all antioxidants”.  Glutathione is a natural antioxidant that is key to the immune system.  Glutathione is produced and used by every single cell in the human body and has a very wide range of scientifically-proven health effects. Glutathione is an antioxidant produced in our body’s cells. As we age, Glutathione levels in the body drop precipitously.

 

Glutathione:

  • Reduces oxidative stress
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Reduces cell damage fatty liver disease
  • Improves insulin resistance
  • Supports cardiovascular Health
  • Helps Controls blood sugar levels
  • Prevents Kidney problems
  • Joint Support
  • Supports Respiratory Support

Glutathione was discovered in the year 1888. Glutathione is such a ubiquitous and versatile functioning molecule that shortly after its discovery in 1888 by J. de Rey-Pailhade, this small tripeptide molecule was deemed so important with so many vital functions that it was considered coincident with the “origin of life.”

Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861-1947) of Cambridge University is also credited with a role in Glutathione’s discovery and characterization and its name. (See Hopkins, FG and Dixon, M, J Biol Chem [1922] 54, 527-563). He received the Nobel Prize in 1929.

 

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About Bob McCauley

Bob McCauley, ND (Robert F., Jr.) was raised in Lansing, Michigan and attended Michigan State University (BA, 1980 in Journalism). He is a naturopathic doctor, Master Herbalist and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. He has traveled extensively, both domestically and abroad, visiting over 32 countries. He published Confessions of a Body Builder: Rejuvenating the Body with Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods and Ionized Water (2000), Achieving Great Health (2005), The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water, (2006) which is the only book on the market that exclusively addresses Ionized Water, Twelve (Fiction, 2007) and Honoring the Temple of God (2008). He considers himself a Naturalist, meaning he pursues health in the most natural way possible. He studies and promotes nature as the only way to true health. From 2002-2004 he hosted the radio program Achieving Great Health, which was heard by thousands of people each day. His guests included some of the most well-known and respected names in the natural health world. With the help of his father, Dr. Robert F. McCauley, Sr. (Doctorate in Environmental Engineering, MIT, 1953) they started Spartan Water Company in 1992, which sold vended water machines in supermarkets. Robert Jr. founded Spartan Enterprises, Inc. in 1993. He is a Certified Water Technician with the State of Michigan. He is also a Type II Public Water Supply Specialist and has the certifications of S-5 and D-5. The McCauley family has a long history in the water industry. Bob's father pioneered environmental issues regarding ground water and drinking water quality. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1953 for his thesis on removing radioactive strontium from water. He earned his doctorate in Environmental Engineering in less than 2 years, one of the shortest doctoral studies in the history of MIT. He taught civil, sanitary and environmental engineering at Michigan State University for 18 years before retiring to run Wolverine Engineers & Surveyors of Mason, Michigan, for 17 years. His reputation throughout Michigan as a water quality expert was legendary. Bob worked for his father's company for 12 years learning the water business, which dealt primarily with municipalities, including water quality and sanitary sewer issues. After apprenticing with his father, Bob moved on to the bottled water business. He established greater Michigan's biggest selling bottled water: Michigan Mineral – Premium Natural Water. He was introduced to Ionized Water in 1995 and has done more to promote Ionized Water than anyone else in the industry. Bob often lectures and offers seminars on his Seven Component Natural Health Protocol . Bob is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Certified Master Herbalist. He is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor of Songahm Taekwondo (American Taekwondo Association).
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