Thyroid Rescue 911 Review Can glutathione benefit people with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis? Well, just the benefits this substance has on the immune system alone can make it beneficial for autoimmune thyroid conditions. But besides playing an important role in immune system health, glutathione has other functions as well. It is very important with regards to liver detoxification. In fact, the highest concentration of glutathione is in the liver. And if someone has a deficiency in glutathione it can affect how they detoxify many of the chemicals, heavy metals, and other toxins they’re exposed to on a frequent basis.
As an example, while everyone will at least have small amounts of the heavy metals in their tissues, mercury is a heavy metal that is commonly high in people. This shouldn’t be surprising, considering that mercury is found in fish, and many people also have dental amalgams which contain mercury. Vaccines are another potential source of mercury, even though ingredients such as thimerosal is being phased out. In any case, sufficient glutathione levels are important in order to detoxify mercury from the body.
Glutathione is also important with regards to gut health. And so a deficiency in glutathione can cause or contribute to leaky gut syndrome. And since problems with the gut can lead to an unhealthy immune system, this is yet another reason why people with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis need to have sufficient levels of this molecule. This isn’t to suggest that having sufficient levels of glutathione alone will mean someone will have a health digestive system, but I can say with certainty that if someone has a glutathione deficiency then it will be nearly impossible to have a healthy gut.
Chronic, prolonged stress is one of the factors which can lead to a deficiency in glutathione. And many people I consult with who have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis deal with a lot of stress on a daily basis. It’s not so much the stress itself which causes the problem, but instead it’s the way we manage the stress. As a result, one needs to focus on improving their stress handling skills.