Glutathione, known as the “master antioxidant,” is made from three potent amino acids: cysteine, glutamate, and glycine. GSH is on the front lines of your defense against free radicals, which are the DNA-damaging compounds found in pollutants, cigarette smoke, and sun overexposure.
Glutathione is part of your body’s built-in antioxidant defense system that helps protect you from these free radicals. But if the good versus evil axis gets out of whack and there are more free radicals in the body than antioxidants, it results in a condition called oxidative stress.
This powerful antioxidant helps remove harmful toxins from your body and combats the damaging effects of free radicals.
Strength: 200mg/ml (2,000mg per vial)
Glutathione supplements are generally recognized as safe. There is not enough data to show that it is safe for pregnant or nursing individuals. Therefore, glutathione supplementation is not recommended for use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Always talk to a healthcare provider before starting any supplement.
Due to a lack of research, little is known about the side effects of using glutathione supplements. No side effects have been reported with a high glutathione intake from diet alone.
However, there’s some concern that using glutathione supplements may cause cramping and bloating or allergic reactions, with symptoms like a rash. In addition, inhaled glutathione has caused breathing problems in some people with mild asthma. If any of these side effects occur, stop taking the supplement and discuss it with your healthcare provider.
Long-term use of glutathione supplements may lower zinc levels.