2. Quality of Ingredients
Read the supplement facts panel of your glutathione. And read them carefully. It’s key to making sure you’re getting a high quality formula that is untainted by additives, preservatives, or sweeteners that can all but cancel out its powerful antioxidant and detoxifying benefits. First off, you want to make sure of is that your glutathione is from a non-GMO source and the label should clearly state that it doesn’t contain any ingredients you might be allergic to like gluten or soy, to name a couple. Many brands of liposomal glutathione are made from soy lecithin, and nearly all soy contains GMO’s. By contrast look for a brand made from non-GMO sunflower lecithin to ensure you’re getting the cleanest ingredients.
Secondly, you should be aware that Glutathione contains a high concentration of sulphur, which can give it a sulfuric smell and taste. For this reason many brands that manufacture Glutathione add sugar and artificial sweeteners to mask the taste. Don’t be fooled. Read the ingredients and avoid sweeteners like aspartame, or sucralose (often known as “Splenda”) which is 600 times sweeter than actual sugar and can act to reduce absorption and negatively affect gut-health.(3)
Pro-tip: You can mix your liposomal glutathione with your favorite juice to help mask the sulfuric taste and smell.
For the best of both worlds, we recommend Reduced Liposomal Glutathione that uses natural flavor extracts and Stevia to improve the palatability of Glutathione without the compromise of quality. Stevia is a plant-based all-natural sweetener that has none of the evil of sugars, including calories. Furthermore, Amandean’s glutathione uses a proprietary liposomal encapsulation process that helps to limit the natural sulfuric smell and taste of glutathione. The taste is drastically improved to the point that people even think it tastes good on its own.
3. Manufacturing & Testing
So you found a Reduced Liposomal Glutathione with all-natural ingredients, but how has the product been made and where? Don’t choose a brand of glutathione based on the marketing hype that surrounds it. Rather, look for a brand that transparently tells you about how and where they make their product and what their customers have to say about it. The reviews or feedback from real customers that benefited will tell you a lot about the quality of the product, namely if it actually works!
Furthermore, if you have unanswered questions surrounding the manufacturing of Glutathione, simply ask customer service for clarification. For more serious health conditions or questions, always consult your physician beforehand.
As far as glutathione is concerned, you’ll also want to make sure that the product is manufactured at an FDA registered cGMP facility to ensure the safety and quality.
In summary, when it comes to Glutathione, formula, source and quality of ingredients all matter. Use this short checklist to help you find the the safest and most effective product, and of course, consider the Amandean brand a short-cut to ticking all these items off your list!