What is Glyteine?
Glyteine is the proprietary name for gamma-glutamylcysteine which is the most important building block of glutathione. Without Glyteine, our cells are unable to produce glutathione.
How does Glyteine assist cellular glutathione production?
In simple terms, our cells produce glutathione by a two-step process. The first step produces Glyteine; the second step converts Glyteine to glutathione. As we age, the first step becomes less active which compromises glutathione production. By directly supplying our cells with Glyteine, we can effectively bypass this first step and restore glutathione production to normal.
I have heard a lot about glutathione. Why is it so important?
We all know how important vitamins are to our health. Especially antioxidants such as Vitamin C & E which fight off damaging free radicals. Glutathione is much more than that and is often referred to as the “Master Antioxidant” because of its overarching role in not only fighting harmful free radicals, but also in ensuring efficient removal of toxins as well as the recycling of Vitamins C, E and alpha lipoic acid.
Healthy glutathione levels are also critical for our immune system and many other systems in our body. Without it we simply could not exist.
What can cause glutathione levels to fall below optimum?
There are many complex reasons why our cells may not produce enough glutathione. The most important ones are:
- Strenuous exercise
- Unhealthy lifestyle choices
- Environmental toxins and pollutants
- Stress and poor diet
How can Glyteine benefit me?
Because of Glyteine’s unique ability to increase cellular glutathione safely and rapidly, we can counteract free radical damage by assisting the body’s natural repair mechanisms. This will prevent the effects of oxidative stress and potentially increase our health span no matter what stage of life we are in.
Why is Glyteine more expensive that other glutathione supplements?
Glyteine is specifically designed to increase cellular glutathione levels. The benefits of Glyteine have been known for a long time, however difficulties in production hindered commercial availability. Our patented process is the first of its kind and is exclusively manufactured in the USA.
Other products claiming to increase cellular glutathione are mostly what is known as value-added cheaper products. For example:
- N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is made by manufactures of the amino acid cysteine which simply add an acetyl group (acetic acid found in common vinegar) to increase the value of their product
- Whey protein is a waste product of cheese making and often touted as a way to increase glutathione.
- Many plant extracts such as Milk Thistle are cheap and easy to extract but their effectiveness is very limited.
Is Glyteine safe?
Glyteine is a naturally occurring product that is made in every cell of your body as part of the normal process of glutathione production. There are also many common foods that contain Glyteine, such as garlic, eggs, or milk, however only in very small quantities.
Glyteine has been designated as ‘Generally Recognized as Safe’ (GRAS) based on carefully conducted analysis and thorough toxicological testing under the U.S. FDA's Self-Affirmation guidelines.
Why can’t I just take glutathione?
To be effective, glutathione needs to be produced inside our cells. This is the only place where it can perform its important function. Taking glutathione as a supplement, whether orally, by injection or any of the other fancy ways clever marketing leads us to believe, cannot enter cells and is just broken down. This applies to any form of glutathione, liposomal, S-acetylglutathione or any other derivative.
Glyteine, on the other hand, has the unique ability to enter cells. Being the naturally occurring precursor to glutathione, it is immediately converted to glutathione inside the cell.
What about N-acetylcysteine (NAC)?
There is plenty of information on the web on how NAC supposedly increases glutathione. However, the assumption is that we are lacking cysteine in some way. After all, NAC is just a form of cysteine. In reality, our diets are rich is cysteine and our body is capable of making its own. Cysteine is neither a vitamin nor an essential amino acid.
How much Glyteine should I take and when?
The recommended dosage of Continual-G with Glyteine inside is one drink sachet taken twice a day, ideally taken about 12 hours apart. The absorption of Glyteine is not dependant on food consumption. In situations of increased stress, illness or extreme exercise, additional drink sachets can be consumed. Glyteine is completely natural and safe, and no adverse effects have been reported during our clinical study.
When will I see results?
Our clinical study has proven that Glyteine will increase cellular glutathione levels within a few hours of consumption. Like most supplements, the glutathione enhancing effects of Glyteine are completely transparent and do not result in any noticeable physiological changes. Healthy glutathione levels, however, have been irrefutably shown to be of long term benefit to general health and wellbeing.
Can I get a blood test to measure glutathione in my body?
The determination of glutathione levels is much more complex than it is for testing other important biochemicals such as glucose. There is no “gold standard” test for measuring glutathione in a blood test that your doctor can request.
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