Build up Your Glutathione without Supplements

Learn about the important antioxidant glutathione and discover 10 ways to make sure that you’re getting enough.

0:00 Introduction: What is glutathione?
1:00 Symptoms of a glutathione deficiency
1:13 Glutathione deficiency causes
3:05 How to get enough glutathione without a supplement
7:30 Check out my video about the antioxidant melatonin!

In this video, we’re going to talk about the antioxidant glutathione. Glutathione is an important antioxidant present in all of your cells. It helps detoxify heavy metals and protects against free radical damage and oxidation.

Your body makes glutathione! You should only take a supplement if you have Tylenol poisoning. Tylenol depletes glutathione and puts your liver at risk for damage. If you’re dealing with Tylenol poisoning, you may be given an NAC supplement, a precursor to help build up your glutathione.

Glutathione deficiency symptoms include the following:
• Trouble sleeping
• Brain fog
• Fatigue
• Mood issues
• Depression
• Anxiety

Top causes of glutathione deficiency:
• Alcohol
• Low-calorie diets
• Overtraining
• Vegan diets
• Low-protein intake
• A mutation of the MTHFR gene
• Folic acid supplements

Try the following tips to ensure that you’re getting enough glutathione without taking a supplement:
1. Get enough glycine. Consume organ meats, the skin from meat and fish, bone broth, and gelatin.
2. Ensure adequate B vitamin intake. Avoid synthetic B vitamins. Meat is a great source of B12 and consuming organ meats and dark leafy greens will help add folate to your diet.
3. Get plenty of vitamin C from sources like sauerkraut and leafy greens.
4. Get enough sleep.
5. Do not over-exercise. Limit high-intensity exercise to twice a week.
6. Reduce stress. Adaptogens, going for a walk, listening to music, and even physical labor can reduce stress.
7. Consume sufficient protein with plenty of calories.
8. Increase carb intake to 50 grams per day.
9. Consume cruciferous vegetables.
10. Consume seafood for trace minerals like zinc and selenium.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book "The Healthy Keto Plan" and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this increases your awareness about the antioxidant glutathione. I’ll see you in the next video.


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  1. @mahdi7299 on March 20, 2024 at 12:02 pm

    00:00 🧬 Glutathione is a vital antioxidant that helps detoxify the body and protect against oxidative damage caused by pollution, chemicals, and other factors.
    00:42 💊 Taking glutathione supplements is generally unnecessary as the body naturally produces it, except in cases of Tylenol poisoning where NAC supplements may be beneficial.
    01:56 🚫 Symptoms of glutathione deficiency include sleep problems, fatigue, brain fog, mood disorders like depression and anxiety.
    02:19 🍽 Causes of glutathione deficiency can include alcohol consumption, low-calorie diets, overtraining, and inadequate protein intake, particularly for vegans.
    03:00 💤 Strategies to increase glutathione levels include consuming glycine-rich foods like organ meats, getting adequate sleep, and avoiding excessive exercise.
    04:07 🍗 Ensuring intake of methyl versions of B vitamins, especially B12 and folate, can support glutathione production.
    04:59 🥬 Vitamin C from sources like raw sauerkraut and leafy greens can act as a precursor for glutathione synthesis.
    06:22 ⏰ Sufficient protein intake is crucial for glutathione production, and excessive fasting or low-calorie diets can hinder it.
    07:05 🍓 Including a moderate amount of carbohydrates, around 50 grams, can potentially improve glutathione levels by supporting amino acid absorption through insulin regulation.

    • @ahmedfaruqi1254 on March 20, 2024 at 12:59 pm

      Anddddd ….. the Angel award goes to you ! Thanks man for the awesome recap .

    • @andrewrivera4609 on March 20, 2024 at 4:17 pm

      Awesome, thank You

  2. @bigbadwolfe7849 on March 20, 2024 at 12:06 pm

    Take NAC everyday. Have for about 10 years now along with Alpha Lipoic Acid. Thinking about TMG. Which just so happens to be Trimethylglycine. Heard a lot of good things about it

    • @LunethAkumajo on March 20, 2024 at 1:04 pm

      I take all 3 of those. However I don’t take NAC every day because I heard antioxidants blunt exercise recovery. Thomas Delauer recently made a video on TMG.

  3. @apocalypse9347 on March 20, 2024 at 12:06 pm

    Superb video brother!
    Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.
    Peace love and blessings 💫

    • @Drberg on March 20, 2024 at 1:46 pm

      Happy you found it useful! Be well!

  4. @a.williams45 on March 20, 2024 at 12:13 pm

    Great helpful advice, Dr Berg. Thank you 🙏🏻

    • @Drberg on March 20, 2024 at 1:52 pm

      Happy you found it useful! Be well!

  5. @MarieWilliams027 on March 20, 2024 at 12:19 pm

    Wonderful advice, Dr Berg. Thanks 😊❤

    • @Drberg on March 20, 2024 at 1:54 pm

      Happy you found it useful! Be well!

  6. @Dr._Wan___PharmD on March 20, 2024 at 12:20 pm

    You are what you DON’T eat and you are already ahead of most people.

  7. @MarieWilliams027 on March 20, 2024 at 12:28 pm

    Your wood work is amazing and love your new studio setup, Dr Berg. Playing music and gardening are also relaxing and therapeutic. Thanks for your continuous dedication and support 👍🏻❤

    • @Drberg on March 20, 2024 at 1:55 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed watching this video!

  8. @tvanh3568 on March 20, 2024 at 12:34 pm

    I think my Mom needs this. Thank you for the video! You are the best!

    • @Drberg on March 20, 2024 at 1:55 pm

      Happy you found it useful!

  9. @SheilaMcDonaldbeingme on March 20, 2024 at 12:43 pm

    This video is for me!!! For about 15 years I’ve been on a supplement that contains the items to form glutathione after they pass the digestive system. (This can only be found online at one site). As long as I take this my chronic fatigue has been somewhat under control- but I have trouble getting good sleep and am depressed.
    You have helped me understand my situation better and now can look to my diet and lifestyle to hopefully get off the expensive supplements. 😊

    • @Rasmajnoon on March 20, 2024 at 12:59 pm

      Inositol and magnesium for you,

  10. @lovemypups341 on March 20, 2024 at 12:46 pm

    Everyday I look forward to your videos , learning new ways to get healthy and stay healthy . Thank you so much for all the time and effort and work you do ! Greatly appreciated .

    • @Drberg on March 20, 2024 at 1:57 pm

      Sure. Happy to share videos that can help you all.

  11. @Marina-zw6bz on March 20, 2024 at 12:53 pm

    for some reason , I can’t drink additional vitamins because vitamins enter the body naturally with food and liquid . Seasonally I eat fruits and vegetables , in winter of course I buy at the rural market … I love fish very much…😊❤ Novosibirsk Siberia Russia

  12. @kristenjones6020 on March 20, 2024 at 12:55 pm

    Thank you Dr Berg…I’ve been on and off keto for years (mostly on) and benefited greatly from your videos over the years. I implemented carnivore Jan 1 and lost 40lbs in 10 weeks. Vertigo started a couple weeks ago. I reintroduced a small amount of carbs (salad) and the vertigo subsided.

    • @Yotakirocky100 on March 20, 2024 at 6:51 pm

      You lost from January 24 until now 20 kilos? Impressive! Can you please tell me in carnivore how much fat you ate and if you did fasting with carnivore?

  13. @TheFoxalot on March 20, 2024 at 12:57 pm

    To Dr Berg and his staff, every video is always a treat! Always informative and right to the point.

    • @Drberg on March 20, 2024 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks for watching!

  14. @user-bi1fm5yw2b on March 20, 2024 at 1:21 pm

    Dr. Berg, what would we do without your daily guidance to have better health and lives? I am so grateful!

    • @Drberg on March 20, 2024 at 2:25 pm

      Thank you for your comment. Appreciate it!

  15. @indigoldbeatz2971 on March 20, 2024 at 1:58 pm

    I switched my sublingual B-complex supplement to one with methylfolate.

    Music (the right kind of music – the message and the intention is very key, no matter the genre), journaling, arts & crafts, learning another language, and quiet meditation, have helped with stress management.

    Minding my sugar intake (the type of sugar and how much) has helped.

  16. @tututindah8470 on March 20, 2024 at 2:27 pm

    God sends you to save human’s life. You deserve award Doctor

  17. @AlexDA251 on March 20, 2024 at 3:22 pm

    Yes, I watched this issue in Doctor Dgn MD. I really liked your video

  18. @bamasher4384 on March 20, 2024 at 4:47 pm

    as a senior, I began walking on my mini trampoline with wonderful results! I have a stabilizer bar that prevents me from falling, I simply alternate the raising of my heels while my toes stay in place. I get cardio in just a matter of minutes. My lymph system is rejoicing! I highly recommend a mini trampoline, especially for seniors! Thank you so much Dr. Berg for being such a health crusader!❤

    • @denisegaylord382 on March 20, 2024 at 7:20 pm

      I have one too! I love the fact that if you are not as agile as we once were, the gentle movements improve not only the lymphatic system but the cardiovascular system as well. I rebound when I can, which isn’t often enough. Alas, as a truck driver, I really don’t have the space for one on my truck.

  19. @allaboutmycats454 on March 20, 2024 at 5:13 pm

    Thanks Dr. Berg for all y’all do. I’ve been following your healthy keto for over 6 years. Thank you.

  20. @nkthelamb on March 20, 2024 at 5:23 pm

    Dr Berg, can you please do a video on how to reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer? Thanks!!

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