Glutathione, an important antioxidant and detoxifying agent in your tissues, is manufactured from three amino acids: glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine. Glutathione works with 2 enzymes to perform its functions: glutathione peroxidase converts ROS into water molecules, and glutathione-S-transferase binds glutathione to toxic substances so the latter can be excreted from your body. According to nutritionist Elson Haas, M.D., cysteine is primarily responsible for glutathione's antioxidant properties, but cysteine is less common in foods than many amino acids. Thus, when your glutathione levels are low, a lack of cysteine is often the culprit
FORMS/SYNONYMS: Reduced L-Glutathione CHEMICAL NAME: Gamma-L-Glutamyl-L-cysteninylglycine
Description : L-Glutathione is a compound classified as a tripeptide made of three amino acids: cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine. Glutathione is also found in every part of the body, especially the lungs, intestinal tract, and liver.
The body produces and stores the largest amounts of GSH in the liver, where it is uses to detoxify harmful compound so that they can be removed from the body through the bile.
The liver also supplies GSH directly to red and white blood cells in the bloodstream; it helps keep red blood and white blood cells healthy to maximize the disease-fighting power of the immune system. Glutathione also appears to have an anti-aging affect on the body. GSH levels decline with age, and a lack of glutathione has been shown to leave the body more vulnerable to damage by free radicals, thus speeding up oxidation (wearing down) of the body.
Indications : Different alcoholic liver diseases (alcoholic fatty liver, alcoholic liver fibrosis, alcoholic liver cirrhosis, and acute alcoholic hepatitis). It is an emergency antidote in treatment of poisoning by radiotherapy drugs and chemicals (chemotherapeutic drug, anti-tuberculosis drugs, neurolytics, antidepressants, analgesics and antipyretics).
Why is Glutathione Important?
Glutathione is an amino acid found in every cell of a living organism, including the bile, the epithelial lining fluid of the lungs, and in the blood.
The highest concentration of glutathione is found in the liver, making it critically important in the detoxification and elimination of free radicals.
It’s considered as the ultimate and master antioxidant known to man because it protects the body from a multitude of diseases and conditions.
But as we age, our glutathione levels are depleted due to exposure to air pollutants, stress, drugs, smoking, or food chemicals that damage our cellular systems.
Benefits of Glutathione :
As An Antioxidant
Glutathione is our body's Master Antioxidant.
Glutathione destroys free radicals and detoxifies foreign compounds.
It is essential by allowing the body’s antibody to perform fully without being hampered by oxyradical accumulation during the development of the immune response which requires oxygen.
The liver use the Glutathione to detoxify and remove toxins from the body.
At decreased level, the person becomes sick because fewer toxins are eliminated.
As the toxins build up in the body, accumulation of toxins cause liver impairment and cell poisoning.
As An Anti-aging Glutathione is capable of stimulating collagen synthesis thus fine lines and wrinkles start to disappear.
As Skin Whitening Glutathione competes with the receptor that causes Tyrosinase activity thus inhibiting it. Tyrosinase inhibition reduces the formation of unwanted pigmentation allowing for the control over skin tone and brown spots. Light skin will then reveal and evenly change your complexion from within. Continuous and consistent use will result into gradual skin lightening until you reach the skin tone you desire.. Makes your skin flawless.
Improves pigmentation of the skin such as melasma, scars, improper chemical peel and post chicken pox.
It helps the skin look smoother and achieve even color.
It is an anti-oxidant and enhances liver function.
It also helps prevent diseases of the eye such as disorder of eyeball tissues, cornea, cataract, and optic nerve.