NOW Glutathione 500mg
Glutathione is the ‘master antioxidant’ with multiple benefits to the human body especially in boosting and regulation of the immune system.
Glutathione is a central component of many metabolic pathways.
One of the body’s most important antioxidant defense mechanisms and a major regulator of the redox balance in the cell. It is also involved in a myriad of other cellular processes.
Glutathione has both inherent antioxidant activity as well as the ability to regenerate other antioxidants, including vitamins C and E.
Glutathione also serves as a substrate to conjugate drugs, alcohol, pesticides, and carcinogens. Enzymatic conjugation, catalyzed by the enzyme glutathione-S-transferase occurs in Phase 2 detoxification in the liver and in gastrointestinal mucosal secretions.
Glutathione conjugation provides a mechanism to neutralize reactive toxins before they are able to damage body tissues.
Glutathione also plays an important role in immune function, by stimulating natural killer (NK) cell function and promoting healthy function of T-cells and other white blood cells.
Alterations in glutathione homeostasis and metabolism have been widely reported to be correlated with several human diseases.
Glutathione depletion can be induced by 3 mechanisms;
· Oxidation by reactive species.
· Conjugation to proteins or electrophiles.
· Extrusion across the plasma membrane.
Under these circumstances, the cells and tissues demand glutathione replenishment.
Now Glutathione is carefully formulated with Alpha lipoic acid and milk thistle.
Alpha lipoic acid prevents the oxidations of reduced glutathione and prevents peroxidative damage of its enzymes.
Studies have indicated that milk thistle extract may help maintain healthy liver function through its ability to promote glutathione production, as well as by supporting the body’s normal detoxification processes.