What is the role of cystine in maintaining or boosting glutathione in the cells of our body?
Note the difference: tine vs teine
Evidence indicates glutathione is poorly absorbed through digestion. It is primarily manufactured at the cellular level. So, how can we maintain and even boost glutathione levels within our body?
You can eat foods or supplements that help create cysteine containing compounds. One such mechanism happens when homocysteine is turned into cysteine.
There are natural and pharmaceutical sources to accomplish this. The simple answer is to take bonded whey form of cysteine. However, there are only a few effective ways to do this with out dangerous side effects.
To get past the hype (of those trying to sell products at inflated prices) and dispel the myth will require looking at the science. It requires understanding the biochemical make up of this protein, what it does and how we end up with the master antioxidant glutathione in our cells.
Glutathione is also known by the chemical name GSH. It is a tripeptide or three proteins made of glutamate, glycine, and cysteine. The first two, glutamate and glycine are readily available in the North American diet. The form of Cysteine the body can absorb is not.
Cystine is an oxidized form of cysteine. It is created by two cysteine molecules united by a disulfide bond. It is a component of proteins and is found in cells of the immune system, skeletal and connective tissues. It is also present in digestive enzymes.
Skin and hair have as much as 10-14% cysteine.
It is easily broken down into the base components at temperatures greater than 150 degrees C and can also be split by low pH and mechanical stress. This is important to know in determining the bio-availability of any product. A manufacturer can claim to have the right stuff and yet have damaged it in handling so that it is no longer viable for the intended use.
Naturally produced is the biologically best form of cysteine for glutathione synthesis over the pharmaceutical versions.
There are supplements that help build GSH.
N acetylcysteine Supplements (NAC) is available in most health food stores. Unfortunately it may have some instances where it should not be used and have some contraindications. If you are on any type of prescribed antibiotic and especially if you are on chemotherapy you need to talk to your doctor about using NAC. This is a very important and serious concern. You must talk to your doctor about this.
We are constantly looking for the best natural and best ways to boost glutathione. We believe we have found a far superior and less expensive way to boost glutathione than using expensive supplements. Don't take our word for it, simply try these various ways to boost your GSH and see for yourself.
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Cysteine although not essential as an amino acid, some circles feel that cysteien is essential for infants, elderly, metabolic disease, and malabsorption syndromes.
However when considering the health implications for any disease process, condition, toxic exposures and disease exposure, many are starting to view it as essential to their personal health and wellness.
Cysteine is present in meats. It is also available in red peppers, garlic, onions, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, oats, and wheat germ.
Dairy forms can be found in milk (although much is destroyed with the pasteurization process) and whey protein. It is more readily available in raw milk but because of health concerns, the risks outweigh the benefits. The same is true of eggs. It is present in raw eggs but will be lost when cooked.
Cysteine once consumed will require methionine in sufficient quantities to synthesized it into glutathione.
Cystine, the single molecule is considered a poison by the body. So if we should eat it, it will be attacked and destroyed. If a second molecule of cysteine is added and bonded together it becomes cysteine.
Bonded-cysteine only needs the co-factors to be synthesized into glutathione. The essential ingredient to enhance glutathione production in our body is bonded kind of cysteine.
When combined with glycine and glutamate it turns into glutathione in each of our cells.
So, now that you know what it is...
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Glutathione has a high affinity for water. Simply put, if we are dehydrated our bodies may not make as much as they could. Or, what we do make may be less effective.
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