Glutathione, why is it so important?

22nd September, 2023

Glutathione (GSH) is a tripeptide, which is synthesized by the amino acids, glycine, glutamic acid and cysteine. It is the most abundant non – protein thiol acting against oxidative stress. GSH plays a key role in the redox signaling as well as xenobiotic ( a chemical substance found within an organism that is not naturally produced or expected to be present) detoxification.

Glutathione helps with cellular proliferation. ( rapid production of cells), apoptosis ( The process of programmed cell death), immune response and cytokine (small proteins) production. GSH is utilized in metabolic and biochemical reactions throughout the body:

  • DNA synthesis and repair
  • Protein synthesis
  • Prostaglandin synthesis
  • Amino acid transport
  • Enzyme activation

Indication for use:

  • Non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Male Infertility
  • Parkinson’s disease (PD)
  • Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Neuroregeneration
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD), A randomised double blind, plecebo – controlled
  • HIV and Myobacterium tuberculosis