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How Glutathione Protects Humans and Animals Against Diseases

Glutathione protects humans and animals against aging and a wide range of age-related health problems. Glutathione is continuously defending our body against attacks from disease, toxins, poisons, viruses, pollutants, radiation and oxidative stress. “Your life depends on glutathione. Without it, your cells would disintegrate from unrestrained oxidation, your body would have little resistance to bacteria, viruses and cancer, and your liver would shrivel up from the eventual accumulation of toxins." Dr. Jimmy Gutman, MD

The Health Benefits of Glutathione

Glutathione health benefits Researchers at Oregon State University have found that a specific detoxification compound, glutathione, helps resist the toxic stresses of everyday life – but its levels decline with age and this sets the stage for a wide range of age-related health problems.

Glutathione is the most powerful antioxidant created by the body, with well over one hundred thousand studies done on its benefits. It’s a principal compound to detoxify environmental pollutants, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals and many other toxic insults.

The level of Glutathione in our cells is predictive of how long we will live. Because glutathione levels diminish as we age and many diseases normally associated with aging have been linked to glutathione deficiency. The good news is that researchers have discovers how to assist our body to increase the level of glutathione.

"No other antioxidant is as important to overall health as glutathione. It is the regenerator of immune cells and the most valuable detoxifying agent in the body. Low levels are associated with early aging and even death." Patrick J.D. Bouic, Ph.D

There are many benefits to supplementing your diet with glutathione such as being used to treat chronic fatigue syndrome, some lung diseases, boost the immune system and has been used to treat HIV/AIDS and some cancers. Eating a healthy diet, high in fresh fruits and vegetables, allows enough glutathione to supplement the daily allowance of GSH. However, eating a poor diet, glutathione levels may be low and extra supplementation may be needed.

Glutathione is manufactured by every one of our trillions of cells and is one of the most important healing and cleansing agents. Low glutathione levels are linked to diseases such as Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, AIDS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Atherosclerosis, pregnancy complications, male infertility and Cataracts. Glutathione is continuously defending our body against attacks from disease, toxins, poisons, viruses, pollutants, radiation and oxidative stress.

Glutathione is making headlines again with the recent publication of a research study by Dr. S. Jill James showing that children with autism have impaired antioxidant defense due to low glutathione levels. Dr. James has published several studies and has connected autism, depression and Alzheimer’s disease. James’ latest investigation has additional new implications for those with autism spectrum disorders: a severe deficiency in glutathione means poor ability to detoxify environmental toxins, particularly mercury.

Glutathione: The Mother of All Antioxidants

Raise Glutathione Levels in Our Cells and Optimize The Immune SystemThe concentration of glutathione declines with age and in some age-related diseases. Because all other antioxidants depend upon the presence of glutathione to function properly, scientists call it ‘the master antioxidant’.

Healthy people also benefit from elevated glutathione levels through an enhanced ability to fight off toxins, infectious disease, pre-cancerous cells and the aging process itself.

Many world-class athletes are discovering that well-maintained glutathione levels give them the edge over their competitors, bringing greater strength and endurance, decreased recovery time from injury, less muscle pain and fatigue, and muscle-promoting activity.

With the unfolding of the nuclear disaster in Japan, and the consequent potential for weather-carried radiation exposure in North America and the rest of the northern hemisphere, many people are asking what they can do to protect themselves from radiation damage. While most people are aware of the use of iodine supplementation to protect the thyroid from radioactive iodine fallout, most of the actual damage from radiation is due to runaway oxidative stress and consequent DNA damage.

At last we can explain why some youngsters are more susceptible to neurological damage from the mercury-containing preservative, thimerosal and other poisons. If not enough glutathione (or another antioxidant) is available, heavy metals and toxins are stored in fat tissue. The brain, nervous system, breasts and prostate are mostly fat, and therefore become receptacles for environmental poisons.

Medical Professionals on the Benefits of Glutathione

Dr. Allan Somersall M.D - "Immunocal is the future of the wellness movement - nothing else I know can impact the ability of every cell in the human body to defend itself from the common pathological mechanisms. To raise glutathione levels is to reduce premature oxidation, to quench destructive free radicals and help detoxify the poisons inside each cell when it needs to. Only Immunocal is clinically proven to do that in a safe, effective and convenient way."

Dr. Jean Marcoux M.D - "Almost everyone I put on Immunocal tells me that they feel better as soon as they start taking the product. This is explained by the fact that Immunocal brings to all the cells in our body, the building blocks necessary to produce glutathione, a small protein that each cell needs to function properly. In severe asthmatics taking Immunocal, the attacks become less frequent and less severe. The need for medication is decreased, they sleep better, they don't miss work or school as often, resulting in a better quality of life." Dr. Jean Marcoux is a Board Certified Allergist, Immunologist

Contact ShirleyDr. Allan Somersall, Ph.D., M.D. with Dr. Gustavo Bounous, M.D. - "Without glutathione, other important antioxidants such as vitamins C and E cannot do their job adequately to protect your body against disease."

Dr. Paul Cheney - "Glutathione has potent anti-viral properties - if you raise the glutathione level you can stop the replication of most any, at least, intracellular pathogen....but glutathione deficiency produces a pro-viral effect."

"It is well known that aging is accompanied by a precipitous fall in glutathione levels. Lower glutathione levels are implicated in many diseases associated with aging, including cataracts,Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, atherosclerosis and others."

Dr. Jimmy Gutman, MD - " - "Healthy people benefit from elevated glutathione levels through an enhanced ability to fight off toxins, infectious disease, pre-cancerous cells and the aging process itself. Many world-class athletes are discovering that well-maintained glutathione levels give them the edge over their competitors, bringing greater strength and endurance, decreased recovery time from injury, less muscle pain and fatigue, and muscle-promoting activity."

Immunocal, A Natural Source of the Glutathione GSH Building Block

"Raised glutathione levels fight the oxidation of circulating fats in the bloodstream, including cholesterol, retarding the process of plaque formation in the arteries - the underlying cause for most heart disease and stroke". - Nutrition Reviews 54: 1-30, 1996

Home base business opportunity"Doctors have used glutathione-promoting drugs to treat many lung diseases including asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Newer potential therapeutic roles can be found for cigarette smoke damage, pulmonary fibrosis and other illnesses." - American Journal of Medical Science 307: 119-127, 1994

"Glutathione protects the body from the inflammation of gastritis, stomach ulcers, pancreatitis and inflammatory bowel disease including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease." - Gut 42: 485-492, 1998

Dr. Jimmy Gutman, MD - "Clinical evidence links low glutathione levels to the most common illnesses of our time as well as newly emerging diseases. Glutathione levels diminish as we age and many diseases normally associated with aging have been linked to glutathione deficiency."

Ray Sahelian, M.D. - "L Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant found within every cell. Glutathione plays a role in nutrient metabolism, and regulation of cellular events (including gene expression, DNA and protein synthesis, cell growth, and immune response).

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Glutathione's Role In Animal Health

The Medical Properties of ClayResearchers at Oregon State University not only offers some profound insights into why the health of animals declines with age, but specifically points to a compound that might help prevent some of the toxic processes involved. Cells from younger animals are far more resistant to stress than those from older animals. A professor of biochemistry in the OSU College of Science. “In young animal cells, stress doesn’t cause such a rapid loss of glutathione. The cells from older animals, on the other hand, were quickly depleted of glutathione and died twice as fast when subjected to stress.

The key to self-healing is a strong defense system, which protects dogs, cats, and horses from everything from the flu germs to cancer cells. Holistic veterinarians believe that a weak immune system plays a key role in causing disease. Antibiotics fight infection, but they don't affect whatever weakened the immune system in the first place. Low cellular levels of Glutathione and T-Cells are directly related to multiple colds, influenza severity, allergies, sinus infections, auto-immune diseases and immune system dysfunction. Higher cellular levels of T-Cells improve immune response and disease rejection. Immunocal is verified to increase cellular levels of Glutathione.

Horses - 2 mares on Immunocal protected from flies Some of the finest horse trainers have recognized that a product that provides overall immune system building can help horses in breeding, racing, eventing and recovering from injury or stress. They use a product called Immunocal supplement, A Natural Source of the Glutathione GSH Building Block.

"I gave 3 packets of Immunocal each to 2 mares with huge problems with flies. I left the other 3 horses without any immunocal. I didn't notice huge effects right off, but then did today (5 days after finishing the 3rd packet). The mare and colt who did not get Immunocal were covered with flies around their faces. The mare who did get the Immunocal (and she is the one who is usually totally chewed up by flies and mosquito's), had a few flies around her that landed and left. Will now give it to the others and see if they "loose" their flies. Also, my black mare who suffers badly from no see ums, has quieted and seems much more comfortable." - Jayme B

Cat with Cancer
Dr. Deborah Gentry

Our daughter was in medical school and our cat, Roxie Star, was living with her. When Roxie Star was 10 years old, she started throwing up all the time. Eventually she would not eat at all. Our daughter took her to the Vet, who performed surgery on her, and showed our daughter the cancer. Roxie had Lymphoma cancer throughout her digestive tract. Food could no longer get through any of her stomach or intestines. The Vet did not operate to remove the cancer because he said Roxie was terminal.

Boosting glutathione level saved cat with cancerThe doctor told our daughter to take her home and say goodbye to her; she had, at the most, 2 days left. It was rough, but my husband and I convinced our daughter to take her back to the Vet in 2 days, to put her down. When she went, Roxie looked up at her, pleading with her eyes. Our daughter was 2 weeks away from the National Board Exams for medical school, and her father and I wanted her to focus and be calm.

So we drove eight hours, across the state, to get Roxie. We said we’d bring her home to our Vet, and when she passed away, we would bury her in our backyard. The vet who diagnosed Roxie spoke with us and suggested we take her home, take lots of photos of her, and send them to our daughter every day telling her that she was getting better. However, he said it was not possible, and to put her down ASAP. My husband did bring Roxie back and I stayed with our daughter to help her get through the exams because she was very distraught about Roxie.

My husband got Roxie home and started mixing a little regular Immunocal with a little wet food and water. He coaxed and coaxed her to eat, a little at a time. She started eating it, and he increased the Immunocal more and more. That will be 2 years ago...this coming March. Roxie fully recovered in a few months. The original Vet refused to believe it. She now jumps way high onto the counter every day to get her wet food, mixed with Immunocal. We do not use any food with any food colorings or wheat gluten. We never use any dry wheat food. Immunocal saved Roxie's life!

Professionals on the Benefits of Glutathione ----- Dog with Cancer ----- Feline Victim of Rattlesnake Bite ----- Epileptic Seizure
Letter of testimonial for our dog with cancer

My name is Tony Luboff. I reside in Ojai, California with my wife and two children. The other very important member of our family is Max, a five year old yellow Labrador Retriever. He is very much loved by all of us, which is why I have put together this letter. About five months ago, Max became ill, but at the time we did not realize just how ill. He grew progressively listless, refusing to eat and/or play with the children or us.Glutathione saved dog with cancerHe was coughing and choking four to five times an hour. This was totally uncharacteristic of a very active and most of the time “hungry dog”.

We took him to our Veterinarian, Dr. Tony Kirk on July 21st. Dr. Kirk thought that Max possibly had a foxtail in his throat but could not find one. Because his throat looked infected, he was put on antibiotics. After two rounds of antibiotics he was worse, so we checked for heartworms, and just about everything else in the book. At this point Dr. Kirk suggested that a Xray should be done on Max.

On August 14th the Xray was done and we were dismayed to learn that Max was loaded with cancer, particularly in the area of his lungs. There were two large tumors wrapped around the bronchials that were pinching off his esophagus. This is why he was coughing so much. The choking off of his esophagus was also making it hard for him to eat. He had not been eating for some time and was losing weight rapidly. The vet said that he would likely have only a few short painful weeks to live.

We told the Vet about Immunocal and we were amazed that he knew about glutathione. He said that if we had something that could raise glutathione levels then, by all means, use it. In the first two weeks we almost had to shove food down Max's throat and he was still throwing up quite a bit. We tried to get at least one packet a day into his system. Eventually however, he was taking his food with a lot of encouragement.

That was over three and a half months ago and we are happy to say that Max is still with us and with much improved health. His constant coughing and choking have completely stopped; he has gained back the 12 lbs. of weight that he had lost and we have noticed a marked increase in his energy level and appetite. Numerous friends have commented on the fact that Max appears much better and is still around instead of being dead, which of course is where he was supposed to be. On Thursday, November 19th we took Max back to the Vet and he was truly amazed. He accused us of bringing in a different dog! He said that all the congestion that he heard in his heart and lungs before are completely gone.

We have done nothing else other than give Max this Whey protein immune system booster called “Immunocal”. To say that we recommend this product would be an understatement. Thank you Dr. Bounous and Chuck Roberts for bringing us Immunocal !!

Tony Luboff
370 North Ventura Avenue
Oak View, CA 93022

------------------------------Mr. Tony Luboff
12848 N. Ojai
Santa Paula, CA 93060
April 28, 1999

At your request I have prepared a chronological report on your dog, Max. Just for the records Max is a neutered male, yellow Lab that was born in 1993. I first saw Max on 7/20/98. At that time his weight was 92.8 pounds and was presented to me a possible foxtail in his throat. His temperature was 103.0 degrees F. at that time. Throat examination revealed no foxtail or foxtail tracts. My concern, at that time, was for tracheal bronchitis. Max was injected with amoxicillin and vetalog. He was sent home on oral amoxicillin for 10 days. On 7/22/98, it was reported that he was still coughing but not as much.

Max was seen again on 8/4/98 with a history of the cough worsening and a temperature of 102.8 degrees F. Max had lost 4.6 pounds and was coughing much worse after exercising. The heart and lungs sounds were normal at that time. A Heartworm test was ordered and Max was scheduled for a throat probe the following day.

The Heartworm test was negative and, Max was dropped off for the scheduled check. A pre-anaesthetic panel was performed. The results are as follows: BUN 15, Blood Glucose 80, Total Protein 7.4, PCV 42. Max was anaesthesied and the throat was explored. During the exploration, no foreign bodies were found. The tonsils were normal and, with the exception of a greenish colored material at the beginning of the trachea and some irritation and redness of the trachea itself; the throat was normal.

On 8/14/98, Max was readmitted for radiographs. The history, at that time, was a decreased appetite and the weight had dropped to 83.7 pounds. The cough had worsened. Max was sedated and two 14 x 17 radiographs were taken of the lungs. The lung fields were congested and a tentative diagnosis of lung cancer or possible a fungal infection was made. Due to the poor prognosis of either diagnosis’s, no treatment was advised. On a “call back” on 8/18/98 it was reported that Max was no better but he was no worse. It was reported that he was eating better.

During a telephone conversation on 10/22/98 it was reported that Max’s symptoms were gone and that he was doing much, much better. I saw Max again on l1/19/98. His weight had increased to 95.9 pounds, his heart and lung sounds were normal and he seemed to have regained his health. At last report, Max has completely recovered. I hope this helps with your project and that ole Max keeps on “ticking”. If I can be of any further help, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Best Regards, I am,
Tony L. Kirk, D.VM

Update on March 30, 2001: Max is as healthy as ever and his symptoms have never come back!! Picture on the way…

Rattlesnake Bite

A cat had been bit on the paw by a rattlesnake and was rushed to the vet. By the time they arrived, the cat’s paw and entire leg had swelled up about twice as large as normal. It was huge. The vet told her there was no hope, and the best thing that could be done was to make the little thing more comfortable. The vet expected the cat to expire that night. The cat's care taker would have none of that. She went back home, grabbed some Immunocal packets, and went back to the vet. She got special permission to go back where her cat was being kept, and she force-fed Immunocal to her little kitty every four hours. All the while, the vet told her how she was wasting her time. Well, she totally astonished the vet. Her cat pulled through and lived a long time afterwards.

Epileptic Seizure

"My Golden Lab had developed epileptic seizures. He would have 2-3 attacks a month. When I took him to the Vet, he said that the only thing he could do was prescribe him medications. But he said that my Lab would be constantly doped up with these meds. And, further, once you put the dog on these drugs you had to keep him on the medication. I decided that I would not go the drug route. I had been taking Immunocal myself, and decided to try it for my Golden Lab.

The seizures began to become less frequent. After a few months, he had only one seizure every 3 months. After a year on Immunocal he never had another seizure and he lived until he was 14 years old. My neighbor’s sister is a well-known homeopath in Quebec. Her Rottweiler had a very bad infection, which was even affecting his muscles and his ability to walk. Of course, she tried all the homeopathic remedies for her dog, to no avail. Next, she went to a traditional Vet and tried the medication he prescribed. Nothing helped. I suggested Immunocal to her and she put her Rottweiler on the Platinum Immunocal. This was due to the fact that she thought it would help his muscle weakness more than the Original Immunocal. This homeopath said Immunocal was amazing! The dog recovered – the infection is completely gone. He has no limp and his muscles are strong! I have even given Immunocal to CHICKENS!" Patricia K. from Ottawa, Ontario

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