|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Glutathione Reduced 400 mg||†|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value Not Established
‡ These supplement facts may vary from the product you receive. Please call for exact numbers.
Other Ingredients: None
Free of: Sugar, Soy, Dairy, Yeast, Gluten, Corn & Additives.
Directions: As a dietary supplement, take 400 mg (3/16 tsp) daily with meals, or as directed by a physician. Accurate gram weight scale recommended.
Warning: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition consult your physician before use. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dark & dry place.
Glutathione is a water-soluble peptide made up of three amino acids: glutamine, glycine, and cysteine. It is an antioxidant that is present in all cells. Glutathione is a unique antioxidant, as it is produced in the liver. Most antioxidants have to be consumed through diet or supplements. Several factors can reduce glutathione levels, including diet, stress, aging, and environmental toxins.
Glutathione is present in the body in two forms. Reduced glutathione (GSH) hasn’t exerted any antioxidant effects, whereas oxidized glutathione (GSSG) has expended its antioxidant properties. Reduced glutathione usually makes up the bulk of glutathione in the body, accounting for 98%. A change in the ratio of reduced glutathione to oxidized glutathione can indicate a negative shift in cellular health.
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant. It scavenges free radicals and reduces oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can damage cells, cause strand breaks in DNA, and interrupt cell signaling. One of the most prominent free radicals is hydrogen peroxide. Glutathione scavenges hydrogen peroxide radicals and reduces them into water and oxygen. Glutathione may also support liver health. An antioxidant deficiency can damage liver cells. Glutathione may be able to support liver health by replenishing antioxidant levels.
Glutathione may support digestive health as well. Rises in oxidative stress cause inflammation in the intestines. Glutathione is the main antioxidant present in gastrointestinal cells. As an antioxidant, glutathione may help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the digestive tract.
One of the most common uses of glutathione for skin is as a lightening agent. Glutathione may lighten skin by interfering with melanin synthesis. Several studies examined the effects of glutathione on skin lightening and found that glutathione lowered participants’ melanin index scores.
Glutathione synergizes with citrulline malate and may improve exercise performance. Exercise performance has direct ties to nitric oxide (NO). NO is a vasodilator, which helps deliver nutrients to muscle cells faster. Citrulline malate increases NO production and decreases muscle soreness. However, blood levels of NO break down quickly. Taking glutathione with citrulline malate may help synthesize NO to improve exercise performance.
Maintaining a balance of reduced and oxidized glutathione is critical for overall health. However, changes in cellular health can interfere with this ratio. Glutathione can’t cross between cells. Instead, L-cystine, the oxidized form of l-cysteine, transfers between cells. These l-cysteine molecules are critical for synthesizing glutathione. Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) can reduce l-cystine into two l-cysteine molecules to facilitate a faster increase in reduced glutathione.
Glutathione is well-tolerated by most individuals. Some potential side effects include abdominal cramping and bloating. Consult with your doctor before starting a new supplement.
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*NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.