Glutathione is a tripeptide made up of glutamate, cysteine, and glycine, all very important amino acids. It is soluble in water and can be found in both oxidized and reduced forms. The reduced form has antioxidant properties which keep cells safe from being harmed by free radical molecules. Glutathione in a reduced state can be found naturally within cells. The ability for this to be synthesized is determined by how many substrates are available (with cysteine being of pinnacle importance especially). It is not as simple as just keeping up levels of cysteine though, as reasonably high levels of lipoic acid, reductase, selenium, glutathione, niacinamide, Vitamin B6, and riboflavin is also necessary for synthesizing moderate levels of reduced glutathione. Glutathione is important when it comes to the transportation of amino acids through cell membranes and it is also a necessary component for some enzymatic reactions to take place such as catalysis, signal transduction, metabolism, apoptosis, and gene expression. It helps to provide direct protection for the liver and also keeps the immune system healthy and stimulated. Regular glutathione can be found naturally from a variety of sources such as fruits and veggies, and various meats including fish. Sources particularly rich in glutathione content are asparagus, walnuts, and avocado.
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.5 x 7.2 inches ; 3.52 ounces
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