Stress is practically unavoidable in our high paced culture. Chronic stress triggers a hormonal cascade that places excessive demands on the body’s nutrient and vitamin stores which can have serious health consequences. The main organ and hormonal system that is imbalanced during chronic stress are the adrenal gland. The adrenals produce key hormones including cortisol, DHEAs, and mineralocorticoids, which regulate many functions in our body. It’s important to understand that adrenal hormones are essential for our survival but the trouble is that chronic stress causes them to be over produced without any chance to rest and recover. Considering how prevalent stress is
There has always been a glutathione-enhancing capability attributed to whey protein in general, and to alpha-lactalbumin in particular. Glutathione (GSH) is a tripeptide composed of cysteine, glutamate, and glycine. It is found inside every single cell in your body where it acts as “the master antioxidant”.
The main function of GSH is to protect your cells and mitochondria from oxidative and peroxidative damage, but it is also an essential factor in energy utilization and detoxification. GSH acts as a general immune system modulator and sufferers of chronic diseases often exhibit reduced glutathione levels. As we age, our body’s ability to produce glutathione decreases. Ironically, glutathione supplements may actually interfere with your body’s own glutathione production. However, enhancing its internal production will strengthen the immune system in a way that will shield you from many of the adverse effects of aging.
In animal studies, whey protein concentrate consistently raised glutathione levels beyond those of any other protein studied, including soy. This is possible based on the intracellular conversion (by alpha-lactalbumin) of the amino acid cysteine to glutathione.
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