Glutathione GSH is a tripeptide composed of three amino acids: glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine. It has a molecular weight of 307.32 and is present in almost every cell in the body.
The liver is the main place where glutathione is synthesized in the body. Under normal circumstances, the liver of healthy adults synthesizes 8 to 10 grams of glutathione every day.
The main functions of glutathione in the body are: antioxidant and detoxification.
Glutathione, as an important antioxidant in the body, can scavenge free radicals in the human body. It can protect the sulfhydryl groups in many molecules such as proteins and enzymes from being oxidized by harmful substances, thereby ensuring the normal physiological functions of proteins, enzymes and other molecules.
The content of glutathione in human red blood cells is very high. The level in red blood cells is about 1,000 times that of plasma. Glutathione plays a role in resisting toxic free radicals. This free radical is an inevitable by-product when red blood cells process oxygen. It is harmful to Preventing hemolysis is of great significance.
It can protect the gastrointestinal mucosal epithelium and prevent damage to the intestinal mucosa due to inflammation, ischemia, oxidative substances, etc.
The glutathione reactive group easily binds to certain drugs, such as acetaminophen and ethanol, two potent liver toxins. There are also heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic, etc., which have integrated detoxification effects.
③. Whitening effect.
Glutathione can directly inhibit tyrosinase activity, scavenge a large number of oxidative free radicals, prevent free radicals from activating tyrosinase, and also hydrolyze into cysteine, interfering with melanin synthesis. In other words, during the whitening process, it has the dual effects of "antioxidation" + "inhibition" at the same time.
④. Improve micro-inflammation.
Glutathione is helpful in inhibiting inflammatory factors and improving micro-inflammatory status.
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