Steve shed mate put me onto a new health product; Max GXL –
It’s all about Glutathione, the most important molecule you need to stay healthy and prevent disease.
MAX GXL ‘Glutathione Accelerator’.
Glutathione is CRITICALLY important for our bodies.
I’m very sceptical of these type of things, and generally convinced they don’t have much effect on our bodies. But MAX GXL is different.
UPDATE: I’m so impressed with the potential of Max GXL accelerator that I have joined the team and can now help others to be healthy and live longer.
This product is new to Australia and due to be officially released later this year. I’m excited to get in on the ground floor of a product that can help so many people and has the potential to become a HUGE business!!
Glutathione is the critical life-giving molecule that works to prevent Aging, Cancer, Heart Disease, Dementia and necessary to treat everything from Autism to Alzheimer’s disease. There are thousands of medical articles about it, showing that we couldn’t survive without this powerful antioxidant.
It plays an important role in fighting cancer, stabilizing blood sugar and cellular repair after a stroke. It is the front line defense for preventing oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which damages the arteries. It protects the lymphatic system and the digestive system from an overload of unstable fatty molecules. It maintains the integrity of red blood cells and prevents damage to them. An important study done in Germany indicated that raising glutathione levels will increase T-cells, a prime marker of a good immune system function and crucial to those infected with HIV.
In addition to the above benefits, glutathione is useful in modulating blood sugar in diabetics and in boosting performance in athletes. It stops or slows down macular degeneration which causes vision loss and cataracts.
Glutathione is depleted by natural aging. It is also depleted by chronic diseases such as cancer and arthritis; overexposure to pesticides; pharmaceutical drugs that stress the liver (acetaminophen) and aspirin; vitamin and mineral deficiency and birth control pills.
Through a long term study of immune system disorders and anti-aging, a Dr Robert Keller discovered that Glutathione is the most prevalent, powerful and multifunctional antioxidant in the human body – employed by every organ.
Our Glutathione level actually indicates our state of health and can predict longevity. This fact got me very interested.
We can’t raise our body’s Glutathione level with ordinary foods or pure L-glutathione. Even though glutathione is present in many fruits, vegetables and meats, this protein is instantly broken down during digestion into its three amino acids and only a very small percentage reaches our bloodstream and cells.
Glutathione is always in great demand and is rapidly consumed, so any Glutathione that is made will be used up quickly, making it even more difficult to increase this level.
OK so here’s where MAX GXL comes in -“MaxGXL provides the proper nutrients needed to promote the body’s own ability to manufacture and absorb glutathione. MaxGXLalso aids in liver support, thus helping the liver to function as the main production site and storehouse for glutathione.”
I’m interested in anything that helps my liver to stay in good condition.
The graph below shows the increase in glutathione levels experienced by 4 groups of people. Group 1 was tested after 6 months of use, while Groups 2, 3, and 4 were tested after only 3 months of the MaxGXL regimen.
The chart showes that MaxGXL more than doubles the Glutathione level and research shows that GSH levels decline by 8% to 12% per decade, beginning at the age of 20, so at age 58 I think it’s well worth giving the product a go.
I am the perfect Guinea Pig !
I was diagnosed with Dibetes type II in 2004 and with D.I.S.H (calcification of ligaments and bones) in 2005. I have 4 screws in lower spine (1998),a sore back, a very stiff neck , my left shoulder has been almost out of action for the last 18 months, despite steroid injections. I am short sighted, I have a cataract forming in my right eye and my right toes began going numb last July- a diabetes symptom.
Here’s the claim –
‘Strengthening the natural defenses, decreasing the risk of illness, and guarding against the effects of the body’s aging process’
INSERT 8/4/2010 –
Reading all this makes me sound like a moaning, creaking, decrepid human being. I’m not!! I am revealing things here I never talk about, all in the interests of making a factual account of my journey with Max.
My Max GXl arrived today, Wednesday 17th March 2010. The dose is 3 capsules twice a day – Steve reports that for the first few days he felt ‘slight flu-like symptoms’ as his body was ridding itself of the toxins.
I’ve just taken the first 3 capsules – and will report back here EVERYTHING that happens, as it happens – stay tuned!!
No ‘flu like’ symptoms yet. Thirty minutes after taking the first dose I felt a little ‘spaced out’ and my ears were pressured – as if the air pressure had changed a lot, which I’ve experienced when the eye of a cyclone has passed overhead.
When I first noticed it, I wondered what had caused it and then remembered I had taken the Max GXL – I had already forgotten I’d taken it! Anyway it passed . My toes were tingling during the early hours of the morning – hope that is a good sign.
Today I got a sign that the Max GXl could already be starting to work, building up my Glutathione and detoxing my body of free radicals.
BUT – I honestly can’t say that I believe it could be working this quickly, I’m a very sceptical person. However, this was encouraging to me, whatever the cause …. here’s what happened –
I was unloading the shopping trolley at the Supermarket checkout. For years I have supported myself with one hand on the trolley, taking as much weight as I can, and then I take tins out of the trolley one at a time to put on the counter – it’s a laborious process, it hurts and very occasionally the pain has made me dizzy. My bad back causes constant pain even when sitting down.
Halfway through unloading the trolley today, I realised I was taking 2 and 3 tins out at a time, then I realised I wasn’t leaning with one hand on the trolley and it wasn’t hurting my back . I was really surprised and stopped in mid load!!
Could it just have been one of those rare days when my back was at it’s best? I don’t think so – I don’t remember the last time I was able to unload the trolley two handed.
I am still full of doubts. It’s way to early to make any claims and I think I am in good health apart from all my ailments, so not expecting any miracles.
I already have a healthy diet, made extra healthy by having Diabetes. I don’t consume Milk, Eggs, Butter or Cheese. I drink Soy Milk and put Olive Oil on the few slices of multigrain or Spelt bread that I eat. I eat Almonds, Walnuts and Macadamia nuts every day and take 5,000 mg of Vitamin C and 6,000 mg of Omega 3 oil daily.
For whatever reason, a day with less back pain is GOLD!!
March 24 – Day Eight
Started my second box of capsules today. Nothing much to report. I’m very interested in the longevity claim as well as the other healthy aspects. I notice there are a heck of a lot of doctors on the Max International Global Team, selling the product – thats a good sign.
Friday April 2nd- Started 3rd Box
3 days ago I began to notice that my numb toes feel different. they’re still numb, but it doesn’t feel the same as before. They used to feel ‘awkward’ and uncomfortable.
Of course I am hoping like mad that the Max GXl will cure my diabetes and sore back – and there is zero evidence to say that higher glutathione levels will do that , but this is not my imagination – my toes are different.
Of course it could easily be that the part that was feeling awkward has now gone numb as well – I’m trying to be as objective as possible. I first noticed a tiny numbness last July and the numbness has progressed. I can still feel each toe, but they feel overall numb and when the doctor tests with a sharp point there are many areas I don’t feel.
Time will tell, thats for sure.
I’ve read a lot of success stories written by people taking the Max GXL capsules. Often they don’t even realise it has improved their life until they stop taking it. One thing is for sure, there is a lot of information about Glutathione and it all says the same thing- that it is ESSENTIAL for longevity and well being.
I took this from an article on the web – and I agree completely!!
“Glutathione’s main role is to prevent problems before they occur. Most however are reactive, and it works reactively as well, but how much better to prevent than react. Everyone should be raising and sustaining their glutathione levels on a daily basis if you ask me. You would be crazy not to.
If you were on track to develop heart disease, a stroke, or cancer, which most of us are, you wouldn’t know you dodged a bullet, but glutathionewould quietly do its work in the background reversing the oxidative stress and DNA damage that directly contribute to these big killers.
I don’t know about you, but I would like to delay these conditions for myself as long as possible. Wouldn’t you?
People notice when they feel pain and low energy, etc. but we can take for granted good health, stable energy, feeling good, etc.”
April 8th – Just finishing box 3
I think my numb toes are feeling very slightly better. Is this just wishful thinking? I still can’t be sure. As I type this at 11.36am they feel a little ‘tingly’ as if blood is flowing through them (which it is, haha). They still feel different, they are still numb. Early days.
Yesterday evening I felt really well and wide awake, haven’t felt like that in ages. It could be the Max GXl, but the night before I was extremely sleepy all evening, so I doubt the Max had anything to do with it. The only different thing that happened yesterday is that I went for a walk, haven’t managed to get out for several weeks because of work and the weather. I think I will chalk that up to the walk around the local hills, although I don’t usually feel so alive as that – maybe the exertion and resultant extra blood flow caused the Max to work better? It’s not easy to say what does what. I still feel good today, let’s see how long it lasts.
The last 3 nights I have slept very well. Our daily lives consist of up and downs, so I don’t report anything here until it becomes more constant. My sore neck and shoulder and of course my back cause me to turn from side to side as the pain increases from being in one position, but I don’t remember doing that as much as usual in the past 3 nights and I have woken up knowing I had a good sleep.
I’m trying to be as open minded as possible. Others report many detoxing effects, can’t say I’ve noticed any, but I did discover that I was already taking something else that could have been promoting Glutathione production, not as efficiently as the Max does, but it means I started off in reasonable condition. I see Steve is reporting something like a 300% increase in feeling well. He must have started a long way down the ladder hehe.
Friday 9 April 2010
My back has not been asked to do anything hard for over a week. I went for a walk around the hills and it was hurting so much afterwards I had to take a painkiller. I resist taking them, but I know when it gets like that, it’s important to jump in early to stop the muscles locking up. I once had a back spasm that lasted 3 months. I could NOT lie down, had to sleep in a chair. I had a Ct scan and couldn’t get off the table, took two big blokes to help me because lying down for only 20 minutes had locked me rigid. It was agony.
I don’t know if the extra Gltathione now in my body will be able to heal any part of my bad back, I certainly don’t expect it to help at this early stage, and with such a severe problem.
Saturday 10th April
After several months of consideration and research, I began taking Rice Bran today. It seems like a perfect complement to the Max GXL. The Max produces the Glutathione and the Rice Bran ensures the Glutathione is as efficient as it can be – plus there are so many other benefits that Rice Bran gives. More info here http://shed.robhealey.com.au/health/rice-bran-good-for-diabetics/
Sunday 11th April
Slept like a log and woke up at 9:30am. Yesterday afternoon I did some heavy gardening, cutting down palm leaves and hauling them by hand down the hill, plus the usual mowing etc. My back was v sore again, but I resisted taking painkillers 2 days in a row.I slept well and woke up fine, my back feeling slightly achy, which is normal, and not excessively sore as I expected.
Thursday 15th April
Nine nights of good sleep!! Sceptic that I am, there is nothing I can put this down to but the MaxGX creating extra Glutathione, which is doing it’s job to make and keep me healthy.
I began taking Rice Bran on the 11th April, but the good sleeping began 3 days before that. Nothing else in my diet or exercise has changed.
Yesterday evening, for the second time, I experienced that ‘wide awake and alive’ feeling. Once again it was after a walk. The walking and the extra glutathione are combining to make me feel great! Wow I’m impressed.
Friday 16th April
Ran out of Max yesterday-not sure how it happened but my autoship was not due to be sent till the 25th. I got it changed to next Monday, but I will have to go without for a few days. It will be interesting, because as posted before, “People notice when they feel pain and low energy, etc. but we can take for granted good health, stable energy, feeling good, etc”
Sunday 18th April
So far I feel absolutely no different
Wednesday 21st April
I didn’t sleep well on Monday night, then last night I slept badly. My back was hurting , couldn’t get into a comfortable position. I turned from one side to the other every 5-15 minutes from 2.30am till after dawn when I finally got some sleep. This has been my sleep pattern for a long time. It will be interesting if this continues after I get my shipment of Max and start taking it again.
Friday 21st April 2010
I’m still out of Max capsules, the new order hasn’t arrived yet. I slept Ok Wednesday night, slept well Thursday night, but was still feeling the effects from anaesthetics for a gastroscopy, which may have helped.
As part of the pre op procedure, I had my blood glucose tested- normally it is around 10-12 and it was only 8!! WOW. I was very pleased, and I’m sure it is the Max GXL and the Rice Bran that have lowered it. I stopped self testing a while ago because the answer was always the same – too high in the mornings.
Last year I bought a new blood glucos tester but stopped testing when I ran out of strips. they’re expensive. I have now joined the NDSS and can get fresh strips at a massive discount. I’ll begin testing again tomorrow, encouraged now that I might see lower levels.
UPDATE – my Blood Glucose levels are much lower than usual. Not taking the MAX has been a good test because all reports say that Glutathione does not last in the body more than a few hours and I’ve been without Max for nearly two weeks. There are two factors involved in the lower Blood Glucose levels since the last time I took regular tests; my dosage of Diabex has increased from 2 tablets to 3 and this is more than likely the reason for the lower readings- I certainly would expect so!! Also I am now taking 12gms of Rice Bran twice daily and that is supposed to have an effect as well.
My readings for April 22-28 , all taken on wake up when the readings used to be between 10.5 and 12.5 were – 7.9, 7. 8, 8.9, 6.5, 5.9, 6.3, 8.5.
Thursday 29th April 2010
Received my new shipment of Max and began taking it again.
Saturday 1 May 2010
A SIGN!!! – Yesterday and this morning and I was very sleepy and slept in. I remember feeling exactly like that last time I was taking Max and I don’t think this is a co-incidence. I slept very well last night.
Wednesday 5th May 2010
Even when my sleep is disturbed by noise etc, I am feeling very confortable and drowsy in bed and I’m happy to lie there with my eyes closed and dose away. I haven’t felt like that in bed for as far back as I can remember. My back always hurts a little bit, and for the last 2 years my shoulders have hurt more than the back, so usually I’m not comfortable at all.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
Still having a good sleep and don’t want to get up in the morning, though as soon as I do I am wide awake. I usually toss and turn a lot from the sore back and shoulders, but I’ve noticed I am happy to stay on one side for much longer. I think the Max could be reducing the pain or the inflammation. I really do think this is due to the Max GXL. I haven’t been this comfortable in bed for many years.
Thursday 27th May 2010
My good sleeping continues. I’m sleeping very soundly unless disturbed by loud noises. I get up to use the toilet in the middle of the night and get straight back to sleep again. Sleeping is the only thing I’ve noticed that has changed directly from taking the Max, but I can see how hard it is to report on something that is keeping me healthy!!
I stopped taking Max GXL at the end of December 2010.
The reason – COST
I have no doubt that creating Glutathione in the body is an important strategy for longevity and health but there are less expensive ways to do it.
Before I began taking the Max I had been having Whey Protein Isololate shakes every day for breakfast. WPI also stimulate the production of Glutathione. Possibly the Max creates more, but Glutathione is a very tricky thing to measure in the body, not easily done. A few months after starting on the Max I also began drinking Rice Bran shakes my post on Rice Bran. Rice Bran also promotes Glutathion production.
The Max was costing me over $100 per month while the WPI and Rice Bran cost far less AND give me a meal.
It is now April 2011. I waited a few months before posting this update to make sure that I didn’t experience any effects from discontinuing the treatment. I had my yearly Diabetes check up and this year there were no areas of my foot that were numb. I attribute this amazing repair to the Rice Bran which I started because I had read about a lady who had numb legs for many years; she started on Rice bran and regained some feeling in her legs. Currently I have 20gms of Rice bran twice daily.
I have a friend who really feels the effects of taking Max and feels worse when he doesn’t. I assume that his body is particularly low in Glutathione and other essential health giving components.
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