What are the Health Benefits of Glutathione?

Glutathione, also known as GSH, is a molecule found naturally in your body. It is produced by the liver and nerve cells in the central nervous system. Glutathione is made up of three amino acids: L-cysteine, glycine, and L-glutamate.

Proponents claim that glutathione can help treat and prevent a number of health conditions, from reversing the aging process to preventing cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer's disease.

How does Glutathione treat or prevent these conditions?

The best way to answer that question is to list out all of the benefits of Glutathione.

List of Glutathione Benefits:

  • Antioxidant activity

Free radicals mentioned above may contribute to aging and some diseases. Antioxidants help to counteract free radicals and protect the body from their damaging effects.

  • Preventing cancer progression

Some research shows that glutathione has a role in preventing the progression of cancer.

However, the same research indicates that glutathione may make tumors less sensitive to chemotherapy, which is a common cancer treatment.

Determining the effects of glutathione on cancer will require more research.

  • Reducing cell damage in liver disease

A small 2017 clinical trial concluded that glutathione could help treat nonalcoholic fatty liver disease due to its antioxidant properties and potential to detoxify.

  • Reducing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

According to Research published by Michelle Smeyne and Richard Jay Smeyne, of the Department of Developmental Neurobiology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, there is evidence that maintaining glutathione levels may help with the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

The findings support injected glutathione as a potential therapy.


Takeaways

Glutathione is a very strong antioxidant that the body makes and uses every day. Researches have been able to connect low levels of Glutathione with several medical conditions.

It is important to always consult a medical professional before you consider Glutathione shots or boosters. Contact Infuze Wellness and their medical staff to see if glutathione supplementation is right for you.


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