What is Glutathione?
Almost every living organism from simple bacteria, to plants, to animals and humans that uses oxygen also produces and uses glutathione.
Glutathione is a tripeptide (small, three component protein) composed of the three amino acids (protein building blocks) glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine.
It is critically important to your health that every cell in your body has the capacity to make its own adequate supply of glutathione. Glutathione plays a key role in neutralizing the free radicals that we continuously produce through normal breathing and daily activities. If these free radicals are not adequately neutralized, your cells may enter a state of oxidative stress, which can lead to cell damage and challenge the maintenance of good health.*
Glutathione also helps recycle other key antioxidants such as vitamins C & E. So, it’s not surprising that Glutathione is known as the "Master Antioxidant"*.
Why is Glutathione Important?
Our continuing good health can be challenged if :
- Our cells become depleted of glutathione through excess exercise and exposure to high levels of toxins.
- We permanently lose the capability to make enough glutathione to deal with normal levels of free radicals in some of our cells, tissues and organs.
- The amount of free radicals produced by our cells becomes consistently higher than normal and overwhelms our glutathione production capacity*.