Glutathione, often referred to as “the mother of all antioxidants” is one of the most talked about supplements in the healthcare industry... and for good reason. Glutathione is produced and used by every single cell in the human body and, therefore, has a very wide range of scientifically-proven health effects.
1) Glutathione Fights Oxidative Stress in the Body
Glutathione reduces the amount of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and oxidative stress in the body, which would otherwise cause damage to cells and DNA (R, R1, R2).
Glutathione protects against chronic oxidative stress that can cause cancer, neurodegeneration and a range of other diseases that we will discuss below (R).
As well and neutralizing reactive oxygen species (ROS), Glutathione is important for the regeneration of other antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E (R).
2) Glutathione May Control Inflammation
Glutathione inhibits the production of most inflammatory cytokines (R).
Glutathione deficiency causes inflammation in the airways of mice. This inflammation was reduced when the mice were given Glutathione (R).
Glutathione inhibits NF-κ, a transcription factor that increases the transcription of various inflammatory genes (R).
A number of pulmonary diseases are caused by excessive inflammation. In many of these diseases, restoring Glutathione to a healthy level is protective, indirectly supporting the idea that Glutathione is anti-inflammatory (R).
3) Glutathione is Anti-Aging
With less Glutathione, free radicals can harm the body and cause aging (R)