Cell Health and Supplements

Glutathione

- The body’s most powerful detoxifier and antioxidant.
- It protects cells and tissue from oxidant damage.
- It inhibits the formation and protects against cellular damage from free radicals.
- It protects cells from cellular damage and tissues of the arteries, the brain, heart, liver, kidneys, lungs, and skin.

Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)

- A powerful antioxidant.
- The redox potential of ALA is higher than that of vitamin C or glutathione making it a very potent antioxidant.
- Can move into all parts of cells to deactivate free radicals.
- Can cross the blood-brain barrier and pass easily into the brain.
- Studies show that ALA can protect brain cells that are exposed to free radical damage due to increased oxidant stress or stroke.
- *Helps detoxify the liver of metal pollutants.
- Has been used as a therapeutic agent in a number of conditions relating to liver disease.
- Boost the body’s production of Glutathione and aids in the absorption of CoQ10.
- Glutathione being the liver and body's detoxifier.
- Glutathione detoxifies the body of metals, Aluminium being linked to Alzheimer's.
- *May also help people with Alzheimer's disease.
- Significantly enhances biliary excretion of inorganic mercury in animal experiments.
- May help reduce the risk for atherosclerosis by more than one mechanism.
- Has anti-aging effects.
- The amount of glycated proteins in our body increases as we age and there is evidence to show that ALA is able to block or reduce the process of glycation in tissues.
- Needed to convert glucose (blood sugar) into energy.

- *Helps to detoxify the body of metal pollutants.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

- A powerful antioxidant.
- Necessary for the basic function of cells.
- Stimulates and helps the immune system.
- Has a critical role in the production of energy in every cell of the body.
- Helps the cells mitochondria metabolize fats and carbohydrates.
- Increases circulation and tissue oxygenation.
- Helps maintain the flexibility of cell membranes.
- Has anti-aging properties.
- Some research has shown it to be effective against tumors and leukemia with animals.
- CoQ10 like Glutathione decreases as we age.
- CoQ10 like Glutathione seems to be lower in patients with chronic disease.
- Deficiences of CoQ10 is also linked with periodontal disease, diabetes, and musculardystrophy.
- People with heart failure have been found to have lower levels of CoQ10 in heart muscle cells.
- Lower levels of CoQ10 have been observed in people with Parkinson's disease.
- Statins can reduce serum levels of CoQ10 by up to 40%.
- May slow brain cell death and slow progression of disease.

Green Tea

- Research indicates that a particular type of polyphenolin called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) found in green tea is able to penetrate the body’s cells and shield DNA from hydrogen peroxide, a potent free radical.

Melatonin

- The pineal hormone.
- A powerful antioxidant, free radical scavenger, and singlet oxygen quencher.
- Melatonin can penetrate any cell in the body.
- One of the few antioxidants that can penetrate the mitochondria.
- Melatonin stimulates the enzyme glutathione peroxidase.

Curcumin (Turmeric) spice

- A powerful antioxidant.
- Acts as a blood-thinner.
- Stops the oxidation of cholesterol and protects against the formation of plaque in the arteries.
- It stops precancerous changes within DNA and interferes with enzymes necessary for cancer progression.
- Acts as an anti-inflammatory.

Bilberry

- Keeps capillary walls strong and flexible.
- Enhances the blood supply to the nervous system.
- Can provide up to fifty times the anti-oxidant protection of vitamin E.
- Supports and strengthens collagen structures.
- Helps maintain the flexibility of the red blood cell walls.
- Has anti-aging and anti-carcinogenic effects.
- Acts as an anti-inflammatory.

Burdock

- A powerful antioxidant.
- A scavenger of hydrogen peroxide, superoxide, and hydroxyl radicals.



ALS, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease (metals, lead, and toxins)

Lead

Lead is stored in bones and builds up over a lifetime.

It is a toxic metal and considered a metabolic poison that can damage the heart, kidneys,liver, nervous system, and brain.

It can be released from the bones and into the bloodstream at any time during periods of high levels of stress, acid-base imbalance or acidic blood pH can reduce bone mass, and as we age people can lose bone mass.

Alzheimer's

A new study and theory suggest that floating pieces of amyloid beta called oligomers are what's killing off brain cells in Alzheimer's.

The plaques may be the body's way of trapping and neutralizing oligomers a toxic substance; "The plaque is not the main culprit in terms of toxicity," -- "It actually sequesters all of that amyloid," adding that oligomers are "the really toxic substance."

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disease affecting the nervous system.

Some people with Parkinson's have been found to have high levels of lead in their brain.

One theory is that the cells are destroyed by toxins within the body that the liver is unable to filter out, metabolize, or detoxifiy because as we age the liver loses some of its efficiency.

CoQ10 and Parkinson's

- CoQ10 like Glutathione decreases as we age.
- CoQ10 like Glutathione seems to be lower in patients with chronic disease.
- Deficiences of CoQ10 is also linked with periodontal disease, diabetes, and musculardystrophy.
- People with heart failure have been found to have lower levels of CoQ10 in heart muscle cells.
- Lower levels of CoQ10 have been observed in people with Parkinson's disease.
- Statins can reduce serum levels of CoQ10 by up to 40%.
- May slow brain cell death and slow progression of disease.

Glutathione

- The body’s most powerful detoxifier and antioxidant.
- Often found depleted in people with serious disease and Parkinson's.
- "Glutathione deficiency states include, but are not limited to: HIV/AIDS, chemical and infectious hepatitis, prostate and other cancers, cataracts, Alzheimer's, Parkinsons, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, radiation poisoning, malnutritive states, arduous physical stress, aging, and has been associated with sub-optimal immune response."

Vitamin B Complex

- Vitamin B Complex is vital in cellular enzyme function and important in brain metabolism; Helps to remove lead from the brain.
- Extremely important in brain function, the brain vitamin, and important for glutathione.

L-Lysine, L-cysteine, L-cystube

- Helps boost glutathione
- Sulfur-containing amino acids that act as detoxifiers and remove heavy metals.

Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)

- Helps detoxify the liver of metal pollutants.
- May also help people with Alzheimer's disease.

Garlic

- Helps to bind with and excrete lead or metals.

Apple Pectin

- Binds toxins and metals, which helps remove them from the body.

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)

- Helps detoxify the body and remove metals.

Calcium and Magnesium chelate form

- Prevents lead from being deposited in the body tissues.
- Calcium and magnesium are important for the nervous system, nerves, and muscles.

Kelp

- Helps remove metal deposits.

Zinc

- Can displace lead, low zinc linked to people with high lead.

Milk Thistle

- Milk Thistle helps detoxify the liver.

Food

Broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower, garlic, onions, spinach, beans, legumes, and eggs are some foods that can help remove lead from the body.

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