is a ubiquitous antioxidant involved in many cellular functions
such as detoxification, amino acids transport, production
of coenzymes and recycling of vitamins E and C. By serving
as a critical nucleophilic scavenger, glutathione blocks free
radical damage to all types of tissues. Glutathione is the
most abundant intracellular thiol (sulfur containing compound)
and low molecular weight tripeptide founded living cells.
Every cell in the body’s first line of defense is the
substance, Glutathione. It plays a crucial role in function
and multiplication of lymphocytes to combat organisms like
bacteria, viruses and parasites.
Without proper levels of Glutathione, researchers
found that our cells literally commit suicide, by undergoing
a process known as programmed cell death. Unfortunately, as
we get older our Glutathione levels decline.
Glutathione (GSH) is concentrated in the liver, where it functions
as a key detoxifying agent. It is the major naturally occurring
antioxidant in the cell. Other lesser antioxidants like vitamin
C and E depend on glutathione for their function.