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What is glutathione?
Glutathione is a tripeptide, a small protein consisting of three amino acids (glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine), is known to act as a coenzyme in a few enzymatic reactions, but its importance may lie in its role as a nonspecific reducing agent within the cell.Glutathione is involved in detoxification-it binds to toxins, such as heavy metals, solvents, and pesticides, and transforms them into a form that can be excreted in urine or bile. Glutathione is also an important antioxidant. In preliminary research, dietary glutathione intake from fruit and raw vegetables has been associated with protection against some forms of cancer.Glutathione has also inhibited cancer.
In preliminary research, higher glutathione levels have also been associated with good health in older adults.Foods Sources for Glutathione include watermelon,avocado,grapefruit,asparagus, potato, strawberries, oranges,acorn squash, tomatoes, cantaloupe,spinach, broccoli, okra, peaches and zucchini. You can also increase the glutathione level in the body by taking Vit-C,l-cysteine,n-acetyl cysteine,glycine,alpha lipoic acid,selenium,l-glutamic acid,riboflavin an S-adenosyl methionine.
What is the effective dosage for glutathione supplementation?
The human gastrointestinal tract contains significant amounts of an enzyme (gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase) that breaks down glutathione. Preliminary evidence has suggested that absorption of glutathione can occur in the mouth when glutathione tablets are placed between the teeth and the inner cheek.it is better to take glutathione from natural sources and vitamin-c etc.In clinical studies 500 to 1500 mg per day is used as supportive nutritional therapy for treating a disease.
What are the benefits of glutathione?
• It also supports the activity of white blood cells, therefore immune system.
• One of the benefits of Glutathione is its important role in the removal of toxins, In the liver it combines with toxins,carcinogens and waste products in a way of more effectively securing their elimination from the body.
• It may significantly enhance quality of life and prevent liver and kidney damage in patients who are receiving chemotherapy. • Glutathione may improve liver function in recovering alcoholics.
• Its deficiency has been associated with cataracts and supplementation has shown promising results,Its deficiency has also been associated with Parkinson's disease.
What are side effects of glutathione?
No side effects or interactions are known with oral administration of glutathione.