Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that’s naturally produced in your liver. It is the most abundant antioxidant in your body, protecting you against many health threats, such as heavy metals, organic toxins, and free radicals produced during metabolism. These can all damage the mitochondria, the energy-producing organelles of the body.
When your body has high levels of glutathione, you’re well-protected against these threats, and you may also experience high levels of energy, a sharp mind, glowing skin, and a healthy heart.
Free radicals age your cells. It’s the same process that causes apple slices to turn brown or metal to rust. Glutathione stops free radicals, the by-products of your body’s energy-making capabilities.
Glutathione is a key component in the continuous regeneration of healthy skin. The protein can regulate skin pigment, improve elasticity, and reduce wrinkles. Glutathione may also reduce the effects of psoriasis.
There’s a link between low glutathione levels and decreased brain health.
Type 2 diabetes results from insulin resistance. Your cells “listen” to the insulin hormone, unlocking themselves to absorb blood glucose. Glutathione may help you stay sensitive to insulin, keeping blood sugar under control.
Inflammation is a common symptom of virtually all chronic illnesses and part of your natural healing process. But chronic inflammatory response wears down your body’s resources. Glutathione helps regulate the inflammation process.
Your body has three phases of naturally occurring detoxification. Glutathione contributes to the first two phases, destroying free radicals and assisting enzymes that break down toxins.
Most heart disease traces back to arterial plaque. Balanced levels of glutathione neutralize the lipid oxidation process that generates plaque.