The glutathione system is a vital defender against heart damage, acting as an antioxidant powerhouse within the cardiovascular system (Tan M,, 2023).

It helps neutralize harmful substances and excess reactive oxygen species that can injure the heart muscle.

Research highlights that a malfunctioning glutathione system may lead to heart damage, and a type of cell death called ferroptosis is closely linked to this system.

The heart is especially vulnerable due to its high energy demands and limited antioxidant defenses. Strategies to boost the glutathione system and prevent ferroptosis may hold the key to new heart disease treatments.

The most common form of glutathione is reduced glutathione, but reduced glutathione is oxidized in the stomach and is not that effective. Instead, use S-Acetyl Glutathione which gets into the cells where we need protection.

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Tan M, Yin Y, Ma X, Zhang J, Pan W, Tan M, Zhao Y, Yang T, Jiang T, Li H. Glutathione system enhancement for cardiac protection: pharmacological options against oxidative stress and ferroptosis. Cell Death Dis. 2023 Feb 16;14(2):131.

  • Category: News
  • Author: Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  • Published: 2023-12-08
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