Free radicals are created by the body during a cell's normal metabolic functions and are also triggered by daily stresses including excess sun exposure, smoking, environmental pollutants and alcohol, among others.
The human body has its own capability to counteract most free radicals through specific synthesized antioxidants absorbed in our diet. But when outside toxins overload our body - our natural defense system fails to provide sufficient protection. This is due to either an overwhelming production of free radicals or a decrease of antioxidants in the body. Often this leads to "oxidative stress" - a condition that occurs when free radicals overload the human body's natural defense system. Oxidative stress causes alterations in cell structure and function and cell death leading to a wide variety of illnesses including heart disease, lung disease, premature aging and cancer. Oxidative stress also damages DNA, resulting in mutations that lead to a variety of cancers.
Already existing in our bodies, antioxidants help fight off free radical damage. In order for antioxidants to be truly effective they must work synergistically and in conjunction with the body's own ability to protect, restore and repair itself from the ravages of free radicals. By replicating the body's synergistic antioxidant cellular defense system, the patented Thione Complex plays an integral role in neutralizing free radicals and converting them into non-toxic molecules. A singular antioxidant cannot regenerate itself. It needs the help of specific synergistic antioxidants to do so. This knowledge is becoming the basis for radical new drugs or compositions that prevent or treat a variety of diseases. This has become the foundation for Thione International's patented Thione Complex.
Endogenous antioxidants are those that are manufactured normally by the human body. This is one of the differences setting the Thione Complex™ apart from other supplements. By replenishing the body's defenses with its blend of endogenous antioxidants, Thione provides health benefits without any detrimental side affects.
L-glutathione (GSH) is the body's chief antioxidant and works synergistically with other antioxidants to combat free radical damage. GSH levels inside cells must be maintained in order to have healthy cells and a strong defense system - our bodies would die without glutathione. Much of GSH is supplied mainly from fruits, vegetables, liver, meats, fowl and fish, however most people do not replenish their systems with enough GSH to combat outside pollutants. Glutathione is vital in the regeneration of other antioxidants, such as vitamin C and E, from their oxidative state. But even Glutathione cannot stand alone, it needs the proper antioxidant partners to help keep the cycle going, to regenerate glutathione once it has been “spent” in the process of neutralizing free radicals.
Selenium is a critical trace mineral in the body. This nutrient is an imperative part of antioxidant enzymes, particularly glutathione peroxidase, that protect cells against the effects of free radicals produced during normal oxygen metabolism. Selenium is also essential for normal functioning of the immune system and thyroid gland.
Thione's products are scientifically formulated and made up of all-natural ingredients. Constituting a patented group of synergistic antioxidants, we are helping to replenish our body's stores of endogenous antioxidants helping to boost our immune defense system. All products with the Thione Complex have been carefully formulated for optimal absorption and activity in the body.