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What is Glutathione?
Glutathione, often referred to as “the mother of all antioxidants” is a substance produced naturally by the liver. It is also found in fruits, vegetables, and meats.
People take glutathione supplements by mouth for treating cataracts and glaucoma, preventing aging, treating or preventing alcoholism, asthma, cancer, heart disease (atherosclerosis and high cholesterol), hepatitis, liver disease, diseases that weaken the body’s defense system (including AIDS and chronic fatigue syndrome), memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoarthritis, and Parkinson’s disease.
Glutathione is also used for maintaining the body’s defense system (immune system) and fighting metal and drug poisoning.
Health Benefits of Glutathione
Glutathione enhances brain activity
Glutathione reduces muscle aches and pains
Glutathione slows the aging process
Glutathione increases energy and endurance.
Glutathione eliminates toxins
Glutathione enhances the Immune system
Glutathione improves internal organ function
I have been taking OGF (Original Glutathione Formula) RKMD for three weeks now. I have noticed increase energy during my hikes. Fellow hikers can testify to that. During the Rainbow Peak hike I was moving at a rapid pace even though I had a fairly heavy pack on. Hikers almost 25 years younger than I were having a hard time keeping up with me.
I do feel mentally sharper and less forgetful. I am remembering my mental "to do" list and not walking into a room wandering what I came in the room for.
I feel less muscle aches and pains after long hikes (7+ hours with around 3,000 feet of elevation gain.)
The other benefits are harder to subjectively measure and I have only been taking Glutathione for three weeks.
A one month supply of Glutathione runs $49.95. You can save $30 by purchasing a three month supply. You take six capsules per day all at the same time. The capsules are small and easy to swallow.
For more information and to order.
First and foremost in my mind is the functionality of the Haeleum shirt.
The photo above was taken on the route Rainbow Peak Without the Ledges, a seven hour hike. During the hike the temperature range was almost 25 degrees due to the route being in the shade and then being in the sun, plus the elevation gain. (You lost almost four degrees for every 1,000 feet you ascend.)
I was never too hot or too cold and I never had to add an extra layer. Normally I get cold easily.
I also love the moisture wicking 100% Natural Stretch DryTru Polyester that not only wicks moisture away, but helps eliminate body odor. You can go eat after the hike without taking a shower first.
The cut of the Haeleum shirt is more relaxed which allows for freedom of movement and improves air flow thus keeping you cooler.
It's snag resistant! Take that scrub oak :) I have done 10 hikes in the shirt and no snags, tears, or rips!
Another great feature of this shirt is that it protects against bugs, such as mosquitoes, ticks and the diseases they carry, including the Zika and West Nile Viruses, Lyme Disease and Dengue Fever using Insect Shield Technology.
The Haeleum shirt also has 40+ UPF sun protection!
The shirt looks good and has a great feel to it.
This slightly textured shirt is wrinkle free and easy to care for.
It weighs a mere 7 ounces and comes in sizes S-XXL.
Your color options are Midnight Blue (pictured above) and Seolfor Gray.
Although this is a hiking/mountaineering shirt, it looks good enough to wear for everyday activities like going to a casual restaurant or a bar.
This is a great shirt. It looks good and is very functional.
I saved the best for last: The price!
I bet you are thinking a shirt like this would be $60+. It's only $39.99
Check out the Haeleum Shirt here.
Prime Red Rock hiking season is just a few days away! Late September through November is one of the best times to hike in Red Rock. Most Las Vegans prefer Red Rock to hiking in Mt. Charleston or Lake Mead.
Why Hikers Like Red Rock Hiking
Red Rock has over 50 named peaks! Most of these peaks have at least two routes and some peaks have up to five routes! There are a lot of hikes in Red Rock.
Red Rock is closer for most hikers than Mt. Charleston or Lake Mead.
There's no scree in Red Rock!
The sandstone rock in Red Rock is not nearly as loose or sharp compared to the limestone rock found in Mt. Charleston.
There are few thunderstorms in Red Rock compared to Mt. Charleston.
It's not as hot in Red Rock as in Lake Mead.
Red Rock Hiking Strategy
While the days are still relatively long take advantage of the daylight and do the longer hikes: Bridge, Rainbow, Mt. Wilson, Pine Creek Peak, Black Velvet, Holiday, and Bridge Vista. These are the well known longer hikes. Of course there are longer hikes, such as: Monument Traverse, Bridge 360, The Stealth Range and others.
If you have been hiking in Mt. Charleston, you will be in good cardio shape due to hiking at elevation. This will make Red Rock hikes easier for you, since they are at much lower elevations.
You will not need to carry as much water due to cooler temperatures, which is an advantage. You should be able to say goodbye to 100 degree temps.
There are actually four different main hiking areas in Red Rock Canyon.
Calico Basin/Red Springs/Kraft Mtn. (short hikes)
The Scenic Loop (most hikes)
First Creek TH (Mt. Wilson, Indecision Peak, Decision Peak, White Pinnacle, Dead Horse Point, South Summit Mt. Wilson)
South Red Rock - Black Velvet area, Windy Peak, Global Peak
Only the Scenic Loop is subject to Red Rock Hours:
April - Sept: 6 am to 8 pm
Oct: 6 am to 7 pm
Nov - Feb: 6 am to 5 pm
March: 6 am to 7 pm
You should have a good daypack or backpack when hiking in Red Rock Canyon.
Have fun and maybe I will see you at a peak.
Branchv – Feb – 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM
March – 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Apr – Sep – 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Oct – 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Branch Whitney is the author of Hiking Las Vegas and creator of the 52 Peak Club where members hike to the best 52 Peaks around Las Vegas, NV