From the above, we can intuitively deduce that going by the endogenous route is the most efficient, more economical, and effective in terms of results. Glutathione degrades rapidly (due to its half-life nature) and by the time it completes its track through the digestive system, very little remains for absorption. Hence, to reach similar results, you may need to consume 20 capsules of liquid glutathione (500mg x 20) to obtain the same with 960mg of Cysteine peptide. Exogenous intake of glutathione encounters a significant barrier—the fragility of G hinders its crossing into cell membranes due to its rapid hydrolysis in circulating plasma.
In comparison, the robustness of Cysteine Peptide survives the gut to penetrate into our bloodstream. In the bloodstream, it is degraded rapidly by an enzyme called gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase found on the extracellular surfaces of our cells. This process yields glutamate, cysteine, and glycine. As a result, the cell surface provides the cells with the ingredients to synthesize glutathione.
In conclusion, AG-FACTOR™ is different from glutathione pills out there as AG-FACTOR™ teaches your body to be more intelligent to produce its own glutathione instead of forcing your body to absorb foreign-sources.
Cortisol is a stress hormone that is produced in the adrenal glands. Stress can be caused by sleep deprivation, physical and emotional stress, toxins, and excesses in our lives. When your body produces a lot of cortisol, it can lead to several events:
1. Cellular Inflammation (the root of many major diseases).
2. Weight gain.
3. Fluctuation in the production of estrogen and testosterone.
4. Adrenal fatigue.
However, based on scientific studies, glutathione is good for before and after pregnancy. Your doctors can confirm that many pregnancy complications and birth defects have been linked to free radical damage, oxidative stress, and low glutathione levels in the mother and developing baby. Before pregnancy, glutathione plays a critical role in fertility, sperm count, and conception in the mother and father-to-be. Sources: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20097690/ & https://journals.lww.com/jpgn/Fulltext/2007/12003/Oxidative_Stress_and_Nutrition_in_the_Preterm.11.aspx.
Nevertheless, there is multiple scientific research showing that people with diabetes and hypertension will experience improvements in health and quality living.
Source: http://www.jpp.krakow.pl/journal/archive/06_16/pdf/331_06_16_article.pdf, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14988435/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3005481/