Glutathione- GSH- is a naturally occurring substance in the cells of all organisms. Glutathione is a tripeptide, made up of amino acid residues of glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine. It is by far the most powerful antioxidant found naturally in the human body. Not only is it a strong antioxidant, it also determines the effective action of other antioxidants, including vitamins C and E or selenium. In other words, no other antioxidants will work without glutathione.Another important function of glutathione is its effect on the immune system. It affects the increase of leukocyte production and also determines their effective action. The immune system works efficiently only in the body in which the level of glutathione is high enough. Only then can the body effectively detect and destroy bacteria, viruses, foreign antigens and cancer cells, as well as prevent their proliferation.
Glutathione also has a detoxifying effect. It has the ability to dissolve toxins, which can then be expelled from the body. It cleanses the body of heavy metals, herbicides, pesticides, toxic components of tobacco smoke and other harmful substances. Glutathione also has a positive effect on the proper functioning of the liver.
Sources of glutathione in food:
Glutathione occurs, among others in avocado, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, onions, garlic, cabbage, turmeric, asparagus.
Supplementation with glutathione:
Supplements which contain glutathione:
Tri-Fortify™ Watermelon (GMO-Free) 236 ml (Researched Nutritionals ®) – product available here