In this study the researchers investigated the effect of glutathione intake on exercise-induced muscle metabolism and fatigue (Aoi W, et.al., 2015).
This was a small double-blind, cross-over study. The participants were administered either glutathione 1g per day or a placebo for 2 weeks. Then, they exercised on a cycle ergometer at 40% maximal heart rate for 60 minutes.
Psychological state and blood chemistry were examined after exercise.
The results showed that the elevation of blood lactate was suppressed by taking glutathione. Fatigue-related psychological factors were also significantly decreased when taking glutathione compared with the placebo trial.
When using glutathione be sure to use a form of glutathione that is effective.
S-Acetyl Glutathione has been shown to increase the cellular level of glutathione where it is needed.
Wataru Aoi , Yumi Ogaya , Maki Takami , Toru Konishi , Yusuke
Sauchi , Eun Young Park,Sayori Wada, Kenji Sato, Akane Higashi, Glutathione supplementation suppresses muscle fatigue induced by prolonged exercise via improved aerobic metabolism, J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2015 Feb 6;12:7.
It’s a very effective antioxidant the body makes to protect itself from free radical damage (oxidative stress). It can help repair cells that are damaged by stress, radiation, pollution, infection, and other illnesses.
As we get older, our cells begin to lose their ability to repair themselves. We make less glutathione, and we actually need more. In certain conditions, younger people may need more glutathione as well.
Glutathione helps your cells function, and supports a healthy immune system. Research shows that glutathione deficiency can lead to increased susceptibility to diseases such as cancer, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.