This set of frequently asked questions covers many aspects of LifeQode EDG3 – the key to your body’s ultimate protector, glutathione. Since launching LifeQode EDG3 at V-Con in Malaysia last month, our experts have worked double-time answering queries about anything and everything to do with EDG3. Here are our expert’s answers, in easy-to-understand language, to some of the most common questions you have asked.
If you have additional questions, please ask them in the comments section below.
Q: What is glutathione?
A: Glutathione (also known as GSH) is a large protein molecule made up of three simple amino acids: cysteine, glycine and glutamine. It is produced in all cells of the human body and all living things. Glutathione is critical to cell survival, if you deplete the glutathione in a cell, it disintegrates and loses its immune activity. Glutathione has a turnover rate in the body every 36 hours; which means the body’s cellular reservoirs of glutathione need to be replenished regularly. Being in every cell gives an indication of the importance nature places on this molecule.
Q: What are the benefits of glutathione?
A: Glutathione plays a central role in the cell; protecting it from bacteria, viruses, pollutants, free radicals and even cells’ own waste. While other antioxidants work only in certain parts of our body or as a first line of defense, glutathione is needed in every cell.
Q: Why is glutathione called the master antioxidant?
A: Glutathione is known as the master antioxidant because it works at an intracellular (inside the cell) level to protect each cell from harm. It also has the unique ability of maximising the performance of all the other antioxidants we consume in our diet, including Vitamins C and E or from other supplements.
Q: Why is glutathione called the master immune booster?
A: Glutathione is critical in helping your immune system do its job of fighting infections. Cells with higher glutathione levels are healthier and able to perform more effectively to protect us from viruses and bacteria. For example, a critical part of the immune system are T cells and for T cell activation and proliferation to occur, their glutathione content must be increased to the right level.
Q: Why is glutathione called the master detoxifier?
A: Glutathione is also the most critical and integral part of your detoxification system. Foreign toxins as well as normal cell waste stick to glutathione which then carries it, via the kidneys, out of your body.
Q: Does glutathione help whiten skin?
A: Glutathione has long been used for skin whitening and to improve complexion because of its melanin-reducing effect. Many users report lighter, softer skin as one of the first effects they notice after starting to take EDG3 daily. This effect is not considered the primary benefit of glutathione in the body.
Q: Are there any medical conditions associated with glutathione deficiency?
A: Currently, there are 98 medical conditions attributed to glutathione deficiency. Some of these are arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, cataract, chronic fatigue syndrome, frequent infections, insomnia, diabetes and cancer.
Q: What is LifeQode EDG3?
A: Glutathione and EDG3 go hand in hand – EDG3 is clinically proven to increase and maintain the amount of glutathione in your body safely and naturally. It does this using an incredible patented delivery system to ensure each cell in your body receives the three amino acids it needs to produce glutathione, something no other glutathione supplement does as effectively as EDG3!
Q: How does EDG3 differ from other glutathione products?
A: Most other glutathione products either contain glutathione itself or the amino acid cysteine. The problem with these approaches is that neither is as effective as EDG3 at increasing glutathione levels in the cells.
Q: Does EDG3 contain glutathione?
A: No, the glutathione molecule is too big to pass efficiently through the stomach wall so EDG3 employs a revolutionary method to increase glutathione production inside the cell.
Q: Can I take oral glutathione instead of EDG3?
A: Oral glutathione is not as effective as EDG3 at increasing the amount of glutathione in the body’s cells because as much as 85% of it is broken down in the stomach during digestion. Furthermore, the absorption of glutathione in the body among the elderly may be even less effective.
Q: What are the ingredients of LifeQode EDG3?
A: LifeQode EDG3 contains an exclusive US patented amino acid blend consisting of l-glutamine, l-cystine (not the same as cysteine) and glycine. Additionally, the formula includes selenium and methionine, important minerals involved in the process of producing glutathione. EDG3 also contains ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), natural mixed berry extract and a healthy natural fibre to support digestive health.
Q: What is the difference between cystine and cysteine?
A: Cysteine is the glutathione building block that each cell typically needs more of to keep producing glutathione. The problem is that cysteine is unstable and, when taken directly, is broken down in the stomach before getting inside the body’s cells where it is needed. Cystine, which is in EDG3, solves this major problem because it survives in the body all the way to the cell membrane where it enters the cell before splitting into two cysteine molecules.
Q: How long will it take before I see results from EDG3?
A: Effects take place after 4 weeks of regular use.
Q: Are there clinical studies to support the claims of EDG3?
A: There are about 120,000 studies published to support the benefits of increasing our glutathione levels. EDG3 itself employs a proven and patented method for increasing glutathione levels in the body.
Q: Is it safe for children to take EDG3?
A: Generally, yes. Children aged 6-12 may take half a sachet per day. However, for children under the age of six, we recommend consulting a doctor first.
Q: Can I take EDG3 while on prescription medication?
A: Yes, EDG3 does not interfere with any known prescription medicines.
Q: Is EDG3 a cure for any symptom or illness?
A: No, EDG3 is not intended to treat or cure any specific symptom or illness.
Q: Are there any known negative side effects from taking EDG3?
A: EDG3 is all-natural and non-toxic with no added colours, artificial flavours or preservatives. It is safe to drink even in more than the recommended dosage. A small number of people may experience what is sometimes called a ‘healing crisis’ shortly after starting to take EDG3, see below.
Q: What is a healing crisis?
A: The healing crisis, or Herxheimer effect, is a short-lived period during which a person may experience flu-like symptoms after first taking a powerful cleansing or nutritional supplement.
Q: Do other nutritional and/or antioxidant supplements work in synergy with EDG3?
A: The genetics of EDG3 in particular cannot be replaced. However, other antioxidants such as Vitamin C and E as found in BERRY XTREME, Olé Olive Leaf Extract and other supplements are further enhanced by EDG3. This is because glutathione plays a role in enhancing and recycling other antioxidants which you consume in your diet or in other supplements.
Q: Why doesn’t EDG3 completely dissolve in water?
A: EDG3 is not 100% water soluble owing to its patented delivery system. If there remains residue in the glass after taking EDG3, add additional water, swirl and drink to ensure no EDG3 is left behind.
Q: Can I take EDG3 with milk instead of water?
A: EDG3 has no aftertaste and can be sprinkled on foods or added to any beverage. EDG3 is also conveniently carried in colloidal liquids such as milk. So, add EDG3 to any milky drink to avoid any granular texture some people notice when taking EDG3 with water.
Q: How should I store EDG3?
A: We recommend storing EDG3 in a cool dry place. However, the building blocks in EDG3 are very stable and can withstand extreme temperature and pH variations.
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