Physical strain, diet choices, infections and many other factors generate metabolic waste, which, if accumulated, causes inflammation and affects our level of performance.
Metabolic Waste Management
Shield is formulated to support the body’s metabolic waste removal process and to help keep inflammation levels low. Its primary method of action is to support optimal glutathione levels.
Glutathione is a ‘master’ antioxidant that is central to the mechanism by which our body handles metabolic waste and how it reacts to compounds that cause inflammation. While the bulk of glutathione originates in the liver, it is used by every cell and tissue in the body.
Glutathione plays a key role in maintaining the body’s balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory compounds when our metabolic system alters in response to a change in the level of a particular reactive oxygen species.
Glutathione can bind to a range of toxic molecules to form harmless complexes that are then excreted rapidly from the body. This process applies to both molecules originating from outside of the body as well as endogenous ones: hormonal waste, lactic acid buildup in the active muscles, inflammatory prostaglandins, fungal toxins and carcinogens like acetaldehyde.
Inflammation and waste processing deplete glutathione. Supporting glutathione metabolism is a functional supplementation strategy with wide-ranging therapeutic and ergogenic potential.
Glutathione plays a role in improving aerobic metabolism through its role in suppressing the accumulation of lactic acid in the active muscles. Increasing glutathione through supplementation has been shown to lead to lower lactate levels and less muscle fatigue.
Shield contains a blend of glutathione precursors and co-factors to support the production of glutathione and to limit its depletion. As a second method of action Shield contains compounds that help protect the liver when processing higher levels of metabolic waste.
Mechanism of Action
Supports glutathione metabolism and the liver.
Duration of Effect
Preventive: take 3 capsules preventively before expected toxin exposure in the next 8–10 hours, preferably on an empty stomach.
Continuous support: take 1–3 capsules daily with off days from time to time, e.g. 5 days of use followed by 2 days off.
Contents per serving (3 capsules):
Nopal cactus extract 400 mg
Vitamin C 320 mg
N-acetyl cysteine 300 mg
Maryage extract 150 mg
Taurine 150 mg
Choline bitartrate 150 mg
Quercetin 150 mg
Magnesium citrate 150 mg
ALA (alpha-lipoic acid) 100 mg
Zinc (sulphate monohydrate) 100 mg
Vitamin B1 (thiamine monohydrate) 41 mg
Vitamin E 32 mg
Vitamin B2 15 mg
Vitamin B6 (p-5-p) 13.5 mg
Piperine 10 mg
Vitamin B9 0.6 mg
Selenium 0.06 mg
Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) 0.05 mg
Milk thistle extract
Nopal cactus extract
Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA)