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Six functions of glutathione

Author: GSHWORLD Release time: 2023-07-26 Column: Product News


Glutathione (GSH) is a tripeptide that is combined with glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine and contains a sulfhydryl group. It exists in almost every cell of the body and has antioxidant and integrated detoxification effects.

The sulfhydryl group on cysteine is an active group of glutathione, which is easy to combine with certain drugs (such as paracetamol), toxins (such as free radicals, iodoacetic acid, mustard gas, lead, mercury, arsenic and other heavy metals), and has Integrate detoxification. It can be used not only as a drug, but also as a base material for functional foods, and is widely used in functional foods such as anti-aging, enhancing immunity, and anti-tumor.

Glutathione products include reduced glutathione, oxidized glutathione and acetyl glutathione.


Six functions of glutathione

1. Fight free radicals

Excessive free radicals produced by the body's metabolism can damage biofilms, attack life macromolecules, and accelerate the aging of the body. The main physiological function of glutathione is to remove free radicals in the human body. Sulfhydryl groups in molecules such as many proteins and enzymes.

2. Enhance immunity

Glutathione can not only eliminate free radicals in the human body, but also improve human immunity. Glutathione maintains health and anti-aging, and its effect on the retarded cells of the elderly is greater than that of young people.

3. Protect blood cells

Glutathione can also protect hemoglobin from hydrogen peroxide oxidation, free radicals and other oxidations so that it can continue to function normally to transport oxygen. There is a lot of glutathione in human red blood cells, which is of great significance for protecting the sulfhydryl groups of proteins on the red blood cell membrane in a reduced state and preventing hemolysis.

4. Enhancing enzyme activity

Glutathione is conducive to the development of enzyme activity, and can restore the activity function of the damaged enzyme molecule, so that the enzyme can resume its activity. Glutathione can also inhibit the fatty liver caused by alcohol damage to the liver.

5. Neutralize toxins

Glutathione has a strong protective effect on symptoms such as leukopenia caused by radiation and radiopharmaceuticals. Glutathione can combine with toxic compounds, heavy metal ions or carcinogens that enter the human body, and promote their excretion from the body to neutralize and detoxify.

6. Whitening and purifying

The latest research also shows that GSH can correct the imbalance of acetylcholine and cholinesterase, play an anti-allergic effect, prevent skin aging and pigmentation, reduce the formation of melanin, improve the skin's antioxidant capacity and make the skin shiny. , GSH also has a good effect in treating corneal diseases and improving sexual function.

*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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