• Dr. Bill Rawls

    ABOUT BILL RAWLS, M.D.

    Dr. Rawls is a licensed medical doctor in North Carolina and a leading expert in integrative health. He has extensive training in alternative therapies, and is the Medical Director of Vital Plan, a holistic health and herbal supplement company in Raleigh, NC.

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  • Setria® Glutathione

    What is Setria Glutathione?

    Glutathione is the most powerful intracellular antioxidant, offering superior antioxidant support in a form that is easily absorbed.*

    Setria® Glutathione helps prevent free radical damage by supporting glutathione-dependent enzymes that aid in the elimination of toxins and prevention of free radicals.* It is recognized as the great protector.

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    This reduced form of glutathione is required for many stages of immune response, and when taking more than 1000 mg daily, has been shown to enhance the body’s normal immune cell function.* Setria® Glutathione supports the detoxification of drugs, pesticides, or carcinogens and alcohol in the liver.*

    Our bodies obtain glutathione in two ways: from the foods we eat and from our own internal production. Under some conditions, however, the body’s need for glutathione is outpaced by its ability to produce it. Glutathione levels can be depleted by poor diet, pollution, toxins, stress, aging, and infections.

    Setria® Glutathione is a unique tripeptide form of glutathione that has been clinically shown to raise blood glutathione levels.* It consists of three amino acids: glutamate, cysteine, and glycine. It is found to varying degrees in all cells, tissues, body fluids, and organ systems. It aids in detoxification by supporting liver, kidney, and digestive function to eliminate ingested toxins and intercept toxins in the GI tract before they get absorbed.* It maintains normal immune function by supporting white blood cells including T cell lymphocytes, the body’s frontline of defense.*

    Benefits of Setria Glutathione*

    Setria Glutathione’s pure, allergen-free form is manufactured through a proprietary fermentation process. Its three primary benefits are:

    • Antioxidant protection
    • Detoxification
    • Immune system support

    What makes Setria Glutathione different?*

    • Clinically studied to increase blood glutathione levels and support the immune system
    • Produced by a patented, fermentation process
    • Contains no additives, artificial flavors, or preservatives
    • Vegetarian, allergen-free

    Clinical Research and Studies

    Published studies show:

    • Setria can help increase the body’s stores of glutathione.* Taking 1,000mg/day over 6 months of Setria showed a 30% increase in whole blood, 35% increase in red blood cells and 260% increase in buccal cells glutathione levels.
    • Setria can increase NK cell activity two fold and support the immune system.* At 3 months, the study revealed a 2-fold increase in NK cell activity at 1,000mg of Setria (NK cells support immune health).
    • Setria supplementation needs to be ongoing to maintain elevated levels.* One month after supplementation ended, glutathione levels began to return to pre-study levels. Setria glutathione does not adversely affect the body’s normal production of glutathione.

    Setria glutathione supplementation effectively increases the body’s stores of glutathione and supports the immune system.*
    Learn more from Setria’s website »

    Suggested Serving

    Suggested intake of glutathione for a healthy person is 100-150 mg daily. During times of need, however, daily requirements can be significantly higher. Larger amounts of glutathione may be required for adequate supplementation.

    *This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult your qualified healthcare provider before beginning any diet or program.

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    About the Medical Director
    Dr. Bill Rawls
    Dr. Rawls is a licensed medical doctor in North Carolina and a leading expert in integrative health. He has extensive training in alternative therapies, and is the Medical Director of Vital Plan, a holistic health and herbal supplement company in Raleigh, NC.

    Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider before making changes to your healthcare regimen.