What depletes glutathione (GSH) levels in our bodies can be put into two categories - Internal and external factors.
Internal factors include the increasing need for glutathione as an important part of various processes in our bodies, such as, food for our immune system, recycling of vitamin C, vitamin E and alpha lipoic acid, repairing our DNA, and protecting our cells from oxidative stress to mention a few.
Many external factors are what depletes glutathione the most.
Many toxic and harmful substances that we are exposed to on a daily basis require considerable amounts of glutathione for detoxification.
Some of these substances are listed below:
Other external factors that deplete glutathione:
This list of what depletes glutathione in your body, though incomplete, is quite remarkable.
We cannot completely avoid all of these substances. But we can minimize our exposure in most instances by making simple changes to our daily habits.
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