Glutathione is an antioxidant produced in cells. It’s comprised largely of three amino acids: glutamine, glycine, and cysteine.
Glutathione levels in the body may be reduced by several factors, including poor nutrition, environmental toxins, and stress. Its levels also decline with age.
- Reduces oxidative stress
- May improve psoriasis
- Reduces cell damage in alcoholic and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
- Improves insulin resistance in older individuals
- Increases mobility for people with peripheral artery
- Improve circulation
- Reduces symptoms of Parkison's disease
- May help fight against autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, and lupus.
- Help reduce oxidative stress
- Protect cell mitochondria by eliminating free radicals
- May reduce oxidative damage in children with autism
- May reduce the impact of uncontrolled diabetes
- May reduce respiratory symptoms such as Asthma and Cystic Fibrosis
- Antioxidant properties
- Helps combat the damage caused by free radicals
- Neutralize and eliminate toxins effectively.
- Helps regenerate and heal de cells from inside out
- Decrease psoriasis
- Improves skin elasticity and wrinkles
- May prevent heart attack and other heart diseases
- Protect microbial, viral and parasitic infections
- Boost athletic performance when used before workouts
- Helps alleviate the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Protects lung tissue
Glutathione is a potent antioxidant found in both plants and animals. Often called the “master antioxidant,” glutathione also boosts (recycles) other antioxidants, like vitamin C and vitamin E, as well as alpha-lipoic acid and CoQ10.
Glutathione has many important functions, including:
- making DNA, the building blocks of proteins and cells
- supporting immune function
- forming sperm cells
- breaking down some free radicals
- helping certain enzymes function
- regenerating vitamins C and E
- transporting mercury out of the brain
- helping the liver and gallbladder deal with fats
- assisting regular cell death (a process is known as apoptosis)
Glutathione Mode of Action
Glutathione (y-L-Glutamyl-L-cysteinyl glycine) is a free radical scavenging antioxidant that is endogenous in the body. It is primarily synthesized in the liver and consists of the amino acids glycine, glutamic acid, and cysteine.
Glutathione can be either reduced (GSH) or oxidized (GSSG). The synthesis of glutathione requires two enzymes: one to bind L-cysteine and glutamic acid together and one to add the glycine molecule to the compound to complete the glutathione molecule. It is synthesized within the cell and can be hydrolyzed into the constituent amino acids where it can be resynthesized into glutathione.
Together, the enzymes needed for glutathione synthesis and the enzymes which use glutathione are the “glutathione system”. Glutathione is an integral part of DNA synthesis and repair, amino acid transport, protein, and prostaglandin synthesis, immune system function, prevention of oxidative cell damage, metabolism of toxins and carcinogens, and enzyme activation. Glutathione protects cells against harmful oxidants such as ROS (reactive oxygen species) and can increase the excretion of toxins from cells.
Glutathione can be sourced from meats, fruits, and vegetables but dietary intake does not raise levels of glutathione in the body. Cellular glutathione increases during exercise. Glutathione decreases with age.
Glutathione Capsules Dosage
Glutathione Capsules provides a complex of 500 mg of Glutathione (Reduced from Setria ®), 100 mg of Milk Thistle Extract (Silybum marianum standardized to 80 mg Silymarin Flavonoids), and 50 mg of Alpha-Lipoic Acid.
Suggested use for adults is 1 capsule by mouth on an empty stomach daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Glutathione Capsules Side Effects and Toxicity
Glutathione is generally well-tolerated, and very few side effects have been noted. Some side effects may include flatulence, loose stools, and flushing.