Glutathione is one of the most important substances in the body, and it’s found for the most part in your cells.
It plays important roles in the antioxidant defense, nutrient metabolism, and it regulates cellular events including gene expression (Wu G, et al. 2004).
Glutathione is also involved in the DNA and protein synthesis, cell proliferation and apoptosis (cell death), signal transduction and the immune response.
Glutathione deficiency will therefore have a big impact on your health and the way you age.
A deficiency increases oxidative stress which plays a big role in aging and is a part of the process of many diseases from Alzheimer’s disease to other neurological conditions, liver disease, immune disorders, inflammation, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.
Years ago there were no effective ways to supply glutathione, except intravenously.
This has now changed.
Glutathione can be taken orally, but it is only one form available which has shown to get into the cells where it is needed, and that is S-Acetyl Glutathione.
Wu G1, Fang YZ, Yang S, Lupton JR, Turner ND. Glutathione metabolism and its implications for health. J Nutr. 2004 Mar;134(3):489-92.
Effective S-Acetyl Glutathione
Glutathione is your primary defense against aging, but regular glutathione is oxidized (destroyed in the stomach) and provides little value. S-Acetyl Glutathione is easily absorbed and provides protection and may also help reduce the risk of dementia. It is also the only form of glutathione shown to get into the cells where it is needed.