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Link Between Diabetes And Glutathione

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Okay, we have all heard of diabetes. But what is glutathione? You need to know about glutathione. Research has found a link between diabetes and glutathione.

According to Wiley InterScience, "Increasing evidence in both experimental and clinical studies suggests that oxidative stress plays a major role in the pathogenesis of both types of diabetes mellitus. Free radicals are formed disproportionately in diabetics."

"Abnormally high levels of free radicals and the simultaneous decline of antioxidant defense mechanisms can lead to the development of insulin resistance. These consequences of oxidative stress can promote the development of complications of diabetes mellitus." Diabetics also have low levels of intracellular glutathione (GSH).

According to Science Direct, "Analyses of whole blood GSH showed that GSH was significantly lower in diabetic cases compared to the other groups...."

"The high levels of oxidative stress and the low glutathione (GSH) levels further complicates the diabetic state which leads to even higher levels of oxidative stress and even lower levels of GSH.

"Furthermore, inflammation leads to and contributes to insulin resistance. Glutathione, on top of being the most potent antioxidant, is also a powerful ant-inflammatory."

J. Investig Medical stated, "...there is evidence for increased oxidative stress in diabetics. With regard to diabetes, antioxidants supplementation have been shown to be beneficial. Thus, it appears that, in diabetes, antioxidant therapy could alleviate the increased attendant oxidative stress and emerge as an additional therapeutic modality."

And, ScienceDaily concludes, "Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have discovered that inflammation leads to insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes."

Besides using glutathione as a powerful antioxidant, I would also recommend regular exercise and healthy eating. Focus on burning total body fat and belly fat. Burn total body fat with full body circuit strength training and short, intense cardio sessions.

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