Glutathione 600mg / vial
Glutathione can exist intracellular in either an oxidized (glutathione disulfide) or reduced (glutathione) molecular state. The ratio of reduced glutathione to glutathione disulfid has been shown to be critical in cell survival, this system is very tightly regulated.
Deficiency of glutathione puts the cell at risk for oxidative damage. An imbalance of glutathione is present in many patologis including cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), HIV and aging.
Additionally, glutathione is essential in a broad range of metabolic processes:
Glutathione acts to neutralize a toxic metabolic byproduct: Methylglyoxal
Glutathione is involved in the protein disulfide bond rearrangement that is necessary for the synthesis of one third of the body’s proteins
It protects the body from the oxidative damage caused by glutathione peroxidase by acting as a helper molecule for certain enzymes
The liver uses Glutathione to help detoxify fats before the gallbladder emits bile, supporting healthy digestion
Glutathione to remove and detoxify carcinogens: Glutathione may also be crucial in the removal and detoxification of carcinogens, and according to recent studies alterations in this metabolic pathway, can influence cell survival profoundly. Glutathione may be responsible for several vital roles within a cell besides antioxidation:
Maintenance of the redox state (chemical reactions in which the oxidation state of atoms are modified)
Modulation of the immune response
Detoxification of foreign bacteria and viruses
Glutathione and chronic disease: Research has demonstrated that glutathione deficiency may be a factor in many chronic conditions; HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, asthma, different cancers, cataracts, macular degeneration, open angle glaucoma, diabetes, and many diseases of the liver, kidneys, lungs, and digestive system.
Glutathione depletion due to aging and alcohol consumption: Glutathione plays a major role in the detoxification of ethanol (consumed as alcoholic beverages) and people who routinely drink will experience Glutathione depletion. Aging is another factor; as the body ages glutathione levels may drop below the level necessary to maintain healthy immune function (among other processes).