The combination of ingredients (quercetin, reduced glutathione and beetroot) in nutraMetrix GlutaQ® constructs the optimal scenario for promoting cell health, glutathione synthesis and support of the immune system. Together these ingredients help support healthy mitochondrial activity which can impact our cells response to glucose and our cognitive and neurologic health. While many age and cellular-related benefits are attributed to the unique mix of antioxidant-supporting ingredients in nutraMetrix GlutaQ®, the real benefit is where these antioxidants function best, inside the cell. Glutathione is an intracellular antioxidant – neutralizing free radicals that contribute to aging. The added benefit that is nutraMetrix GlutaQ® offers a reduced form of this glutathione.
Recently the concept of autophagy has become a popular topic. When examining the word autophagy you find that “auto” comes from the Greek word “self” and “phagy” refers to “eating or denoting the practice of eating”. Autophagy is the promotion of the body to auto-regulate and auto-sense the health of the cell and identify damaged cells, ridding the body of them while helping create or renew healthier cells. This autoregulation and sensing has a significant impact on how efficiently the cell generates energy, and supports the immune, endocrine and nervous systems. Autophagy helps maintain cellular health and function because it is the body’s way of supporting healthy cell metabolism.
As we age the cells in our body naturally begin to decline in quantity and their ability to carry out these functionalities, at the same intensity, as they once had. Both quercetin and glutathione assist in healthy cell development by supplying energy to the cells. While aging is inevitable, there are numerous studies and research findings that suggest there are things we can do to help support our youth. The tripod of ingredients delivered in nutraMetrix GlutaQ® work in unison to help coordinate the body’s immune system by encouraging a youthful cell cycle to help maintain cellular health and function.
The immune-supporting antioxidant properties of quercetin and glutathione play a significant role in promoting healthy cell function by assisting our cells in combatting oxidative stress. Their ability to regulate free radicals encourages cell health by promoting normal cell cycle activity. Glutathione, an important molecule naturally produced in the liver and various tissues throughout the body, acts as the cells’ natural garbage man by helping to identify toxins within the body’s cells and converting them so they can be metabolized and expelled from the body. Because glutathione is the master antioxidant in the body and is heavily concentrated in tissues such as the liver, lungs heart, and skeletal muscle, it plays a critical role in supporting immune function and protection against oxidative stress. In general, glutathione functions in a similar way that a catalytic converter works to clean and eliminate harmful emissions from a car, enhancing its overall wellbeing and ability to perform.
Quercetin, a source of flavonoids, functions to encourage mast cell activity which can help fuel and maintain a healthy immune system. Supplementation of quercetin plays a hand in nurturing a healthy diet and helping to maintain cellular health. One unique factor of quercetin’s function in the body is its action as a zinc ionophore, meaning quercetin assists the use of zinc, or its transport across a lipid membrane, in the body for healthy aging as well as support of a healthy immune system. Even with the correct food choices individuals may lack the proper amounts of vitamins or nutrients needed to support and maintain a healthy diet; nutritional inadequacies can have an impact on the activity and functioning of the immune system. Although it depends on the type and amount of food one consumes, the average daily intake of quercetin absorbed by the body is thought to fall between 10-100mg, which demonstrates that supplementation can be beneficial when used in combination with a healthy diet.
The popular beetroot, easily recognized by its heart-shaped leaves, dates to medieval times and was notably used by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans for various culinary and medicinal properties. The Greeks also utilized beetroot in rituals as they believed it could conserve one’s beauty. Beetroot has been shown to support a healthy immune system and may help support cardiovascular health. nutraMetrix GlutaQ® delivers 250 mg of beetroot, a golden companion of quercetin. In addition, beetroot powder is a source of blood vascular nitrates that support energy in aging cells. These nitrites are known as Betaine, found in beetroot, and they promote healthy levels of nitric oxide in the body, the blood vascular system and the cell. Beetroot may help maintain healthy cell function, even in healthy individuals, as it assists the cell in its efficient use of oxygen. The cell gets to hold on to its oxygen longer, which translates to energy and better vascular quality. Beetroot powder promotes stamina, endurance, energy, and athletic recovery due to its ability to support the circulation of blood and oxygen in the body.
In a study that used time-to exhaustion as a measurement (the amount of time an athlete can perform at a specific interval intensity), the results provided evidence suggesting that both acute and chronic supplementation of beetroot may have performance-enhancing effects which could contribute to an increase in athletic endurance and stamina. (1) In essence, beetroot promotes athletic performance like a car’s gas pedal promotes speed.
Vegan and gluten-free, nutraMetrix GlutaQ® provides a dietary supplement with a myriad of premium health benefits, supporting a healthy immune system and a youthful cell cycle to help maintain cellular health and function. Our bodies, just like cars, run more smoothly when given the right fuel and care; and doing so can promote performance and youth. The unique ingredients offered in nutraMetrix GlutaQ® were specifically selected, as when combined they work more efficiently and effectively, enhancing the health benefits provided by each ingredient when taken alone. Help fuel your body so it can drive most optimally with nutraMetrix GlutaQ®, “such stuff dreams are made of.”
Formulated with three novel ingredients, promoting the youthful cycle for a healthy immune system and to help maintain cellular health and function.
1 Domínguez, R., Cuenca, E., Maté-Muñoz, J., García-Fernández, P., Serra-Paya, N., Estevan, M., Herreros, P., & Garnacho-Castaño, M. (2017). Effects of Beetroot Juice Supplementation on Cardiorespiratory Endurance in Athletes. A Systematic Review. Nutrients, 9(1), 43. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu9010043
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