Strengthen Your Immune System with Glutathione

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are frantically trying to find a prevention or cure. It’s important to understand that no supplement, medication or diet can protect you from the virus. It is important to maintain proper hygiene and practice social distancing to avoid coming in contact with Coronavirus. That being said, keeping your immune system healthy at all times plays a key role in preventing infection and disease.

Your immune system constantly defends your body against pathogens such as viruses, toxins, and bacteria. It is important now more than ever to properly care for your immune system and do what you can to boost your immunity. There are many ways to do this including:

You can use many supplements to boost your immune system such as Vitamin C, Zinc, Vitamin D and the less widely known, glutathione! Studies indicate that glutathione may strengthen your body’s general immune response. Glutathione is used to treat weakened immune systems because of its antioxidant power and detoxification agents.

What is Glutathione?

Glutathione is an antioxidant found in plants, animals, fungi, and some bacteria. Glutathione prevents damage to cellular components in your body that are caused by free radicals, peroxides, lipid peroxides, and heavy metals. Glutathione is an important antioxidant that is produced naturally in your body that helps detoxify chemicals that can cause you harm.

Low glutathione levels are shown to go hand-in-hand with poor health. Although our bodies naturally produce glutathione your natural supply might be reduced significantly if you are older or have any number of health problems including:

  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Exposure to chemical toxins (including pollution)
  • UV radiation exposure
  • Cadmium exposure
  • Chronic stress
  • Excessive alcohol use
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Poor diet
  • Hepatitis

The Health Benefits of Glutathione

Glutathione has many important functions and health benefits for everyone especially the elderly and anyone with preexisting health conditions. Read below to see some of the health benefits of increasing your glutathione levels.

Reduces Liver Cell Damage

Liver cells can be damaged by a number of things including hepatitis, alcohol abuse, and fatty liver disease. A PubMed study reports that glutathione reduced malondialdehyde, a marker of cell damage in the liver, in patients with fatty liver disease. Other studies show that glutathione can help reduce liver cell damage due to its antioxidant properties and its ability to detoxify.

Improves Insulin Sensitivity

Insulin resistance can result in the development of type 2 diabetes. It is shown to become more common with age as people produce less glutathione as they get older. A study by PLoS One indicates that people with insulin resistance tend to have lower glutathione levels. Increasing glutathione levels is shown to improve insulin resistance and fat burning.

Reduces Respiratory Disease Symptoms

N-acetylcysteine, a byproduct of glutathione, is a medication used to treat conditions such as asthma and cystic fibrosis. PubMed studies show that it can thin mucus, making it less paste-like. Glutathione also reduces inflammation helping relieve symptoms of respiratory illnesses.

Increases Energy Levels

Energy is produced within your cells via the mitochondria. If your mitochondria are damaged, they will slow down and produce less energy. Glutathione is shown to protect mitochondria from free radicals and the oxidative damage they cause. In other words, glutathione plays a vital role in energy production!

Boost Your Immune System

As previously mentioned, glutathione helps you maintain a healthy immune system to help your body fight infections. PubMed research shows that active glutathione primes white cells, your body’s top infection fighters. Glutathione helps your body produce more infection-fighting substances, controlling both bacterial and viral infections. Vitamin C tends to get all of the attention in regard to immunity, but glutathione is just as effective yet very under-recognized!

There are a number of health benefits that you will see with increased levels of glutathione in addition to the benefits mentioned above!

Can I Increase Glutathione Naturally?

There are foods that rich in amino acids and sulfur that may help increase your levels of glutathione. Some of the popular foods include:

  • Spinach
  • Unprocessed meat
  • Asparagus
  • Garlic
  • Broccoli
  • Avocados
  • Unpasteurized milk

Unfortunately, research shows that your body doesn’t properly absorb glutathione from foods.

The beauty of glutathione

How Do I Take Glutathione?

Glutathione is degraded by the digestive system so when it is consumed via foods or pills there is little possibility of the glutathione making it into circulation and properly absorbed by your body. In other words, you won’t see the health benefits of glutathione if you don’t take it in the proper form. Research shows that glutathione can pass through the membranes of the bloodstream and are far more likely to be properly absorbed by your body when taken sublingually.

Sublingual administration is a way to consume medication via the mouth for increased absorption. It requires placing the drug or supplement underneath the tongue where it will be absorbed and dissolved into the bloodstream through the mucous membranes.

Creative Concept Labs created CCL Advanced Glutathione® Extra Strength with this research in mind. It is not a pill and you don’t have to stir it into drinks, take it with meals, or follow any other special protocol.

Our glutathione supplement is a remarkably effective intra-oral spray. Simply spray the supplement into your mouth, beneath your tongue and go about your day. It tastes great and fits in your purse, wallet, or pocket. Your glutathione levels will increase by 10% in about 7 hours.

Does it Really Work?

CCL Advanced Glutathione® wins praise for its “unsurpassed technology” in the world of supplements. Our team of doctors, as well as many other physicians, promises fast, effective, and lasting results for all who use our product. Doctors report satisfaction and improved health in patients using glutathione. By selectively supplementing their natural glutathione with our extra-strength product, patients have optimized their naturally occurring glutathione levels and maintained healthy oxidative stress levels.

People who use CCL Advanced Glutathione® Extra Strength have also reported benefits such as:

  • Improvement in cardiovascular health
  • Faster recovery time from illnesses
  • Lessened chronic disease symptoms
  • Stress reduction
  • Improved muscle growth
  • Improved athletic performance

Customer Stories

Learn how Bradley McKee used Advanced Glutathione to help with a vocal polyp!

Learn how Bradley McKee used Advanced Glutathione to help with a vocal polyp!

“I have been using this product for over 2 years as a supplement for my MBC prevention. As soon as within 15 minutes, you feel the boost in your energy plus the ease of the spray form makes it so easy to go with your daily intake without looking for water to swallow pills. I’m also a Type1 diabetic and I had no adverse reaction such as elevating my blood sugar.” – Berna Guvenc

“Like many, I have tried other products. The oral spray makes the difference; it does not break down in stomach acid. My overall health is better, my blood work is better, I feel better, my general is health better. A great investment for our future health; and simple to use.” – Ted Robichaud

“Three years ago I underwent two serious surgeries. At 84 years of age, my recovery was slow and I didn’t expect to ever feel right again. I decided that maybe glutathione would help. At least it was worth a try. Within a week of using it twice a day, I noticed an increase in my energy levels. l ran out and went a few days without it and it was very noticeable. I felt less energetic and well. When I got my next bottle, within a few days I felt better. It works for me. It has improved the quality of my life. I will be using this product for the rest of my life.” – James Glendenning

“This is a great way to get your intake of glutathione. For me, it is a necessity due to past health issues. Glutathione is so great for the immune system which is our biggest menace to our bodies. This product tastes better than most supplements I take orally.” – Wendy Haden

“This product is something that I have been using for years. I literally never get sick. I use 9 sprays like 3 times a day and I will not be without it. 5 star product!!” – Debra Turner

Glutathione has been proven to work for many people. While you are doing what you can to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by social distancing you should also do what you can to boost your immune system, so you have better odds of fighting off a number of infections and illnesses. There are many ways to maintain a healthy immune system. Increasing your glutathione levels is just one option, but a very effective one that comes with a long list of other health benefits. Stay safe and stay healthy!

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The Importance of Vitamin D in a Child’s Diet

Your children are the most important people in your life and making sure they are happy and healthy is every parents goal. There are many ways to take care of your children and make sure they have what they need to grow up and have kids of their own one day. One way you can do this is by making sure they have a healthy diet that includes essential vitamins for their growth. According to the CDC (1) vitamin D helps your child build strong bones and they suggest you should start giving your child vitamin D shortly after birth.

What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble secosteroids that are responsible for increasing intestinal absorption of calcium, magnesium, and phosphate, and multiple other biological effects. It is often called the “sunshine vitamin.” The most important D vitamins to include in your children’s daily diet are vitamin D3 and vitamin D2. Vitamin D is critical for building bones especially in young children who are constantly growing. Humans absorb vitamin D naturally from the sun and eating vitamin D fortified foods. It is important to assure that both you and your children have enough vitamin D in your diets.

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Daily Requirement of Vitamin D for Kids

Children should be given vitamin D shortly after they are born to help them build strong and healthy bones. The suggested daily dose of vitamin D to assure this happens is determined by the age of your child.

  • Newborn-12 Months: Babies younger than a year-old need 400 IU of vitamin D per day.
  • 1-2 Years Old: Infants that are between 12 month and 24 months need 600 IU of vitamin D per day.
  • 2-3 Years Old: Toddlers between 2-3 years old should receive 2,500 IU of vitamin D per day.
  • 4-8 Years Old: Kids between the ages of 4-8 years old should intake 3,000 IU of vitamin D per day.
  • 9 Years: Kids that are 9 years and older should receive 4,000 IU of vitamin D per day.
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How Much Vitamin D is Safe for Kids?

Now that you know the daily dose of vitamin D that your young children should receive you might be wondering how much of this vitamin is too much. The Endocrine Society(2) cites a safe upper limit of 2,000 IU for infants 12 months and younger and 4,000 IU for infants old than 1 year. Vitamin D overdoses and adverse effects of taking this vitamin are rare but you should take caution as you should with all essential vitamins. Although taking too much vitamin D is not common, it is common to be deficient in vitamin D and this can be serious to your children’s health.

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Vitamin D Deficiency

Many parents believe that allowing their children to play outside for a few hours and giving them milk for breakfast is enough to meet the daily suggested requirement for this essential vitamin. But according to The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clinical report (3) most children do not get enough vitamin D even if they are drinking milk on a daily basis and playing outside. Keep in mind that spending time in the sun is not a very effective source of vitamin D while using an SPF or during colder months because children spend less time outside.

If you are breast feeding you should be aware that breast milk does not normally provide a baby with all the vitamin D they need, so breastfed infants should be given a supplemental vitamin D. Babies that are not breastfed and are given infant formula will meet the daily dosage if they are fed 32 ounces of formula per day. If your baby drinks less than 32 ounces then they may need a vitamin D supplement as well.

It is important to make sure your infants and toddlers do not develop a deficiency because there can be serious side effects. Signs and symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency include:

  • Pain in the bones
  • Tenderness
  • Dental deformities
  • Stunted growth
  • Increased risk of bone fractures
  • Cramps
  • Hair loss
  • Bone loss
  • Short stature
  • Skeletal deformities
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Skeletal diseases
  • And a serious condition called rickets
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Rickets

The AAP reports that rickets is on the rise in children. Rickets is commonly reported in the United States in children 2 years and younger. Rickets is a condition that causes softening of the bones and should be taken seriously. Rickets happens when children’s bones do not absorb enough calcium and phosphorus to support hard, healthy bones. This condition can be caused by genetics or have metabolic causes, but the most common cause of rickets is a vitamin D deficiency.

Signs of rickets in children include:

  • Curvature of the spines
  • A pigeon chest
  • Skull malformations
  • Pelvic deformities
  • Muscle tenderness
  • Muscle weakness
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Vitamin D-Fortified Foods

There are natural ways that you can assure your children get a proper amount of vitamin D. You can do this by feeding them vitamin D-fortified food such as cow’s milk (for children 12 months and older), yogurt, eggs, cereals, and some juices. Some fish also contain vitamin D such as salmon, tuna and sardines (it is unlikely your young children will enjoy these). If your children do not get their daily vitamin D requirement through foods, they should be given a supplement containing the proper dose of this essential vitamin.

Advanced Vitamin D3 & K2 Spray

No one wants to see their child in pain and vitamin D deficiencies can cause many symptoms that are painful and can be permanently damaging to your child’s health. You can talk with your doctor or nurse about vitamin D at your kid’s next check-up if you have questions. You can also have them test for a deficiency if you have reason to believe your infant might be vitamin D deficient. It is important to feed your children vitamin D fortified foods, bring them in the sunshine often and give them supplemental doses of vitamin D to assure their bones stay healthy and your kid stays happy!

One thing that sets Advanced Vitamin DK Spray (and all CCL Supplement Sprays) is that the dose can be custom tailored for kids and teens:

For Children (ages 4-12):

  • Take one to two sprays daily

For Adolescents (ages 13-17):

  • Take two to four sprays daily

Learn more about Vitamin DK Spray and how it can help people of all ages here.

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/infantandtoddlernutrition/vitamins-minerals/vitamin-d.html
https://www.endocrine.org/
https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/134/4/e1229

3 Vitamin & Mineral Deficiency Symptoms

Vitamins and minerals are an essential part of our well-being. A balanced diet includes foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals in order to keep our bodies healthy and functioning with increased energy levels, improvement of bacteria in the gut and an increase in electrolyte and antioxidant levels. A well-balanced diet will also help protect you from variety of diseases.

You might be wondering; how do I know if I’m are consuming a well-balanced diet with the proper vitamins and minerals to stay healthy and avoid disease? Below is a list of symptoms that can be a sign that your body is communicating to you that you need to adjust your diet to include more essential vitamins and minerals. After that we will provide you with a list of way to assure you are consuming an appropriate amount of essential vitamins and trace minerals to avoid the symptoms of deficiencies.

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Signs and Symptoms of Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies

Brittle Hair, Hair loss and Dandruff

If you’re a female this one might be scary. As females we spend hours doing our hair and hundreds of dollars on products to protect our hair. If you’re having health issues with your hair and scalp you might be quick to think you need to change your shampoo and conditioner, but this might not be what is causing your hair loss, brittle and dandruff. If you are deficient in vitamins and minerals due to a nutrient-poor diet the health of your hair can be affected.

Brittle, thin and split hair can be caused by a lack of biotin also known as vitamin B7. There are many reasons you might suffer from dandruff but studies show that low levels of zinc, niacin (vitamin B3), riboflavin (vitamin B2) and pyridoxine (vitamin B6) are causing factors. Hair loss is scary for both men and women alike and is often associated with old age but deficiencies in iron, zinc, linoleic acid (LA) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), niacin (vitamin B3) and biotin can also cause early hair loss.

Canker Sores and Bleeding Gums

Most people have suffered from pesky canker sores (otherwise known as mouth ulcers) and bleeding gums at some point in their life. Although mouth lesions and bleeding gums can be due to poor dental hygiene and brushing your teeth too hard the health of your mouth has been known to be linked to the intake of certain vitamins and minerals.

Mouth lesions can be caused by deficiencies in iron, thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitaminB2) and pyridoxine (vitamin B6). Vitamin C deficiencies can cause bleeding gums and even tooth loss. The health of your mouth is important. We suggest following a strict dental hygiene routine along with frequent visits to the dentist but if you are suffering from bleeding gums and frequent canker sores it could be due to a diet that is lacking the proper vitamins and minerals.

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Night Blindness

Night blindness also known as nyctalopia is a type of vision impairment that causes people to experience poor vision at night and in dimly lit environments. Most people wouldn’t guess that a nutrient poor diet can cause vision problems. Studies show that a lack of vitamin A can cause poor night vision and is the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness in children. Although vitamin A deficiencies are rare they can be prevented by consuming the proper nutrient rich foods such as dairy, eggs, fish, dark leafy greens and yellow-orange colored vegetables.

Over 72 beneficial nutrients and trace minerals

Trace Mineral Foods

Now that you know some of the symptoms that are linked to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, we want to provide you with a list of trace mineral foods that you should consume regularly.

  1. Iron: In order to avoid an iron deficiency that can cause anemia you should consume a diet that includes poultry, meat, fish/shellfish, legumes, dark leafy greens (spinach), nuts, seeds and whole grains (Quinoa) and one to get excited about, dark chocolate!
  2. Vitamin C: People who consume 2 pieces of fruit and 3–4 portions of vegetables each day are far less likely to suffer from a Vitamin C deficiency. That might sound simple enough to consume daily, but a study shows that 13–30% of the population has low vitamin c levels and 5–17% of the population has a deficiency.
  3. Calcium: We need calcium for strong bones and teeth. You can increase your calcium intake by consuming dairy products such as milk, yogurt and cheese. Other calcium rich foods include small fish with bones, beans, peas, broccoli, kale, and a great vegan option, tofu!
  4. Magnesium: A diet rich in magnesium helps control your blood glucose levels, blood pressure and can even help decrease migraines. Foods that contain magnesium include legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains and spinach.
  5. Potassium: Potassium is a trace mineral that functions as an electrolyte and a balance of potassium is very important in the function of the human body. Potassium rich foods include fruits and vegetables, such as bananas, avocado, dark leafy greens, beets, potatoes, plums and nuts.
  6. Thiamin, Riboflavin and Pyridoxine: A diet rich in these minerals will include whole grains, poultry, meat, fish, eggs, dairy, organ meats, legumes, green vegetables, starchy vegetables, nuts and seeds.
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Trace Minerals Electrolytes

According to research electrolytes are essential part of life and are need for, “energy production, nerve transmission, muscle contractions, pH balance, fluid balance, and more.” To maintain healthy levels of electrolytes especially during heavy activities you should consume appropriate amounts of water and foods that contain important trace minerals such as sodium,potassium, magnesium and calcium.

Staying hydrated and consuming electrolytes will help you regulate your blood pressure, help your muscles contract (remember your heart is a muscle) and help you maintain the correct acidity of your blood (pH). The most common way to consume electrolytes is through water and sports drinks such as Gatorade and Powerade. Depending on what you are drinking you may or not be consuming the right trace minerals for true hydration. Supplements like Advanced Fulvic Acid are a great way to assure you are absorbing important trace minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium especially if you lead an active lifestyle.

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Ionic Trace Minerals

Ions are minerals and elements that have a positive or negative charge putting it int oan ionic state. Ionic trace minerals are important for the function of your heart, your brain and your body’s ability to absorb nutrients. You should consume fresh grains, fruits, and vegetables grown in nutrient-rich soil and take supplements that are rich in ionic trace minerals to assure you are getting the ionic minerals and electrolytes your body needs on a daily basis for basic functioning.

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What are the 72 Trace Minerals?

In an ideal world we would be able to consume all of the vitamins and minerals we need from eating a raw food diet, but researchers have proven that soils have been depleted of minerals. Minerals originate from rocks, soil, and water and can be absorbed indirectly from the environment or an animal so when soil is low or depleted of minerals it will not be in our food.

There are 72 minerals (all of which are included in fulvic acid) that have been shown to aid in optimal body function. These include:Aluminum, Barium, Beryllium, Bismuth, Boron, Bromide, Calcium, Carbonate, Cerium, Cesium, Chloride, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Gold, Hafnium, Holmium, Indium, Iodine, Iridium, Iron, Lutetium, Magnesium, Manganese, Mercury, Molybdenum, Neodymium, Nickel, Niobium, Osmium, Palladium, Phosphorus, Platinum, Potassium, Praseodymium, Rhenium, Rhodium, Rubidium, Ruthenium, Samarium, Scandium, Selenium, Silicon, Silver, Sodium, Strontium, Sulfate/Sulfur, Tantalum, Tellurium, Terbium ,Thallium, Thorium, Thulium, Tin, Titanium, Tungsten, Vanadium, Ytterbium, Yttrium, Zinc, Zirconium and more!

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That is why it is also important to add supplements to your daily regime on top of consuming a well-balanced diet, as our diets often do not include all the trace minerals we need and in their correct ratios. This will help you avoid some of the scary symptoms that are connected to vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

Best 15 Foods for Increasing Vitamin B12 Levels (Plus foods for vegans and vegetarians too!)

Vitamin B12 deficiency can be especially detrimental to those who follow a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. Others who benefit from Vitamin b12 supplementation include those with pernicious anemia- a lack of a protein factor critical for vitamin b12 production in the body.

If you want to increase your energy levels and focus by increasing your vitamin b12 levels, here are the top 15 foods to incorporate into your diet. (according to health.com)

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What is Glutathione?

Glutathione is an antioxidant molecule that naturally occurs in nature and our bodies.  It removes toxins such as free radicals, heavy metals and peroxides from our cells to prevent oxidative damage and cellular stress. It is a tri-peptide, meaning it is made of three amino acids (peptides) – glutamate, cysteine, and glycine.  These three form a stable molecule that allows the thiol group on cysteine to act as a reducing agent in our cells.

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Energy drinks can be fun and tasty—but when you look at what’s inside each can, the picture isn’t so great. There are three big dangers of energy drinks everyone should know about before making them their go-to pick-me-up.

Why Energy Drinks are a Problem

Since energy drinks were first introduced in the 1960s, consumption has continued to rise—and so have associated health issues.

The problem comes from a concentration of ingredients that create the potential dangers of energy drinks. Here are the big three reasons to pause before picking up a can (followed by much better alternatives to help you kick the habit).

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If you’re a coffee drinker, you might wonder about the health effects of your daily cup (or cups) of joe. Research has shown potential benefits of coffee, but also some important reasons to cut back. Let’s take a look at some pros and cons of coffee so you can decide for yourself and adjust as needed.

Pros and Cons of Coffee, and How It’s Made

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Supplements can be life-changing. Since our modern world (especially our food) is lacking in nutrition it once provided, vitamins can “fill in the gaps” to help us thrive. But there’s a potentially dark side of taking these vitamins and minerals. Today we’ll explore the question of “can you get liver damage from supplements?” and what to do about it.

First, let’s do a quick break down of how the liver functions for us daily.

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More than 77 percent of Americans are deficient in one key nutrient: vitamin D [1]. But that’s not all. Many of us are imbalanced in vitamin A and vitamin K2. Alone or combined, these disparities can lead to serious health issues if not corrected.

And here’s the craziest part: getting the balance right of these three critical elements is not actually that hard—we’re just uninformed about how to do it.

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