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Author: GSHWORLD Release time: 2023-11-29 Column: Product News


The detoxification mechanism of glutathione is based on its cysteine group. This group contains sulfur element in the molecular structure and is highly sulfophilic. Therefore, it can react with many toxic substances to form a relatively stable and non-toxic substance. or less toxic compounds.

Research has found that glutathione works synergistically with glutathione peroxidase (GPx) to reduce toxic peroxides into non-toxic water-soluble substances, thereby helping cells to remove harmful substances more effectively; by regulating the liver The internal redox state can also reduce liver cell damage caused by oxidative stress, thereby protecting liver cells from oxidative stress and maintaining the normal detoxification function of the liver; it can also respond to some specific toxins in a targeted manner. For example, it combines with heavy metals such as mercury and lead to form more stable complexes, reducing their toxicity to tissues.


Beauty and skin care effects

Glutathione, as the star ingredient in whitening and skin care, inhibits the production of melanin from the source, improves skin color, and improves elasticity through multiple mechanisms of action.

Research shows that glutathione can react with tyrosinase to block the synthesis pathway of melanin and reduce the production of melanin; it can promote the synthesis of collagen, improve the elasticity and smoothness of the skin, and make the skin more delicate; it can also Inhibits UV-induced melanin production and reduces sun damage to skin.

Immunomodulation and anti-inflammatory effects

Glutathione can directly affect the activity of a variety of immune cells, including T cells, B cells and macrophages, thereby regulating the strength of the immune response. It can promote the activity of T cells and enhance their ability to recognize and clear pathogens; regulate the activity of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB), inhibit the production of inflammatory factors, and reduce inflammatory reactions; regulate the activity of immune cells, slow down The aging of the immune system maintains the health of the body.

Glutathione Applications

Common products on the market are divided into two categories, oral and topical. Oral products are usually sold in the form of capsules, tablets, powders and drinks, while external products are mostly used in skin care products, such as essences, lotions, facial masks, facial cleansers and creams.

*Special note - This article is for informational purposes only and cannot replace a doctor's treatment diagnosis and advice. It should not be regarded as a recommendation or proof of efficacy of the medical products involved. If it involves disease diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation, please be sure to go to a professional medical institution to seek professional advice.


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