D. Kouretas’s research team participates in the worldwide patent of a portable glutathione measuring device (Figure 1). The determination of glutathione levels in the blood is painless, by collecting a drop of blood from the finger of the hand. Based on the glutathione values as calculated by this device, the subject is classified into the following 4 categories:
Cat. I: Values 3.5-6.0 (Normal).
Cat. II: Values <2.5 (Pathological).
Cat. III: Values between 2.5 and 3.5 (Possible presence of metabolic disorder).
Category IV: Values> 6.0 (High values, need attention)
FoodOxys portable device for the measurement of glutathione
As mentioned earlier, the need for dietary antioxidants depends on the endogenous concentration of glutathione. Based on experimental data, low glutathione levels have been associated with various metabolic disorders, such as those shown in Figure 2. At this point, the antioxidants in the diet intervene to increase glutathione levels.
The diagram on the left (Figure 3) shows the relationship between the endogenous concentration of glutathione (GSH in μmol / g Hb) and the amount of antioxidants required to be obtained from the diet.
Red: very low prices-dangerous to health.
Orange: Low prices – need attention.
Vegetable: Increased prices-need attention.
Dark green: Normal values - we follow a balanced diet.
The required amount of antioxidants can come from a combination of foods that have been evaluated for the antioxidants they contain.
The multi-year research activity of the researchers that make up FoodOxys yielded a database with the metabolic profiles of 4,000 people, now automating the process of providing personalized diet plans. This database is undoubtedly a unique, intangible asset of the company on the basis of which the normal distribution of glutathione prices in the population has emerged (Figure 4).
Based on the above, the quantity and quality of the antioxidant load from the diet is calculated, which is absolutely necessary for each person per day.
Therefore, an individualized nutrition plan is created based on the personal requirements and needs of each of the specialized staff of the company.