Does AGN Roots Grassfed Whey contain Glutathione?
Glutathione is a critical and powerful antioxidant that is primarily made by the body. The more common accolades consist of –
- Strengthening of the immune system
- Reduction in cellular inflation
- Protection against oxidative stress
A great way to fortify your glutathione stores is by consuming a diet rich in the amino acid Cysteine, an amino acid abundant in every serving of AGN Roots Grassfed Whey Protein as well as several other dietary sources. Unfortunately, your levels of this antioxidant can be depleted due to many factors, such as aging, a poor diet, or perhaps if you happen to be healing from injury in which your day to day movement is reduced contributing to a sedentary routine.
Thankfully, appropriate levels of glutathione can be achieved through physical activity, avoiding beverages high in alcohol, ensuring a balanced diet is consumed, and of course consistent sleep patterns. The amino acid Cysteine is a particularly important and is often considered a precursor glutathione synthesis. AGN Roots Grass-Fed Whey on average contains 730 mg of cysteine per serving, an industry leading concentration per 25 grams protein. As far glutathione itself, although lab analytics yield > 190mg between batches, it’s been proven that the digestive process (chemical breakdown via acid) is incredibly harsh on the integrity of glutathione and thus it is much more advantageous to focus on the supplementation of the precursors rather than glutathione as a standalone. By doing so, the body will create and utilize all the benefits of glutathione with certain efficiency.
Lastly, Glutathione is not found in the fats or lactose of whey protein concentrate, thus the cold processing (filtering) out the fats & sugars for whey protein isolate production has no impact on glutathione or the precursor amino acid concentrations.