The most important molecule you have never heard of

Glutathione is one of the key ingredients in the East Coast Performance and East Coast Beauty, also referred as “The Mother of Antioxidants”. Glutathione is one of the most important molecules in your body needed to stay healthy and prevent disease. It is a naturally occurring molecule in your body. However bad diet, pollution, medications, stress and aging all play a role in your naturally occurring levels. Due to the lack of natural glutathione this leaves the body susceptible to free radicals, which are a byproduct of oxidative stress. 

Glutathione is a combination of three simple proteins or amino acids; cysteine, glycine and glutamine. Glutathione in the body binds itself to free radicals, toxins, drugs and other foreign bodies assisting the liver in detoxifying your body.

Skin benefits - Cysteine, one of the amino acids in glutathione has been found the have a skin lightening effect.   This amino acid facilitates the creation of pheomelanin, a lighter pigment than eumelanin (found in your natural skin). It does this by lowering the production of melanin by hindering an enzyme called tyrosinase and manipulating your metabolic pathways that produce darker pigments to that of lighter ones. 

Athletic recovery -  Glutathione helps the recipient reach peak mental and physical function. Research has shown that raised glutathione levels decrease muscle damage, reduce recovery time, increase strength and endurance and shift metabolism from fat production to muscle development.