The main physiological functions of glutathione are scavenging free radicals, anti-oxidation and anti-aging.It is the main free radical scavenger in the body.Glutathione can not only scavenge free radicals, but also enhance immunity.Not only does it increase blood cells’ ability to produce protective substances, it also reduces the total amount of inflammatory substances produced by cells in the body.Glutathione is more potent in the retarded cells of the elderly than in the young.For this reason, glutathione will maintain the aging immune system and contribute to health.
1.Glutathione can make the body endogenous antioxidant, eliminate the main force of free radicals
Glutathione is an endogenous antioxidant in the human body, known as the “king of antioxidants”.The large number of free radicals produced in the body each day are mainly destroyed by glutathione, which is synthesized by the body itself.Glutathione (GSH) can eliminate free radicals because it contains a reactive sulfhydryl group “-sh” in the molecular structure, which is easy to oxidize and deoxidize, so this specific structure makes it a free radical scavenging agent in the body.In addition, studies have shown that exogenous antioxidants (such as flavonoids, vitamin E, beta-carotene, lycopene, etc.) are less effective or less effective when glutathione concentrations are less than 40% in cells.
2.Glutathione boosts the immune system by activating and proliferating immune cells
The body is at its healthiest when the immune system is in balance.Many diseases are caused by viruses that break down the body’s defenses.The healthy proliferation and normal activity of immune cells have been clinically verified by experts as dependent on the amount of glutathione.Glutathione is the main “food” of immune cells, which can supplement and maintain the high concentration of glutathione in normal cells, activate the activity of immune cells, accelerate the differentiation and proliferation of T cells and B cells, and improve the ability to fight against the invasion of foreign pathogenic substances such as bacteria, viruses and parasites.
3.Glutathione is the main force for cell detoxification in the body, which is more significant than intestinal detoxification
The liver is the main detoxifying organ of the human body, but it has such an important function because its cells contain very high levels of glutathione.Glutathione’s “poisons” include heavy metals, arsenic, carbon monoxide, phosphorus, and other poisons that we inhale.Toxins are everywhere in the atmosphere where we live.As the body’s most powerful antidote, glutathione can combine and expel toxic substances from the body such as heavy metals, air pollution, chemicals, pesticides, alcohol, carcinogens, etc.Compared with the daily intestinal detoxification, cellular detoxification is more urgent.Therefore, detoxification through cell glutathione is of great significance!
In addition, glutathione has many functions such as whitening skin care, anti-aging, anti-aging diseases, prevention and treatment of cataract, treatment of liver diseases, chronic diseases and so on…