Reduce Inflammation & Improve Cell Health
Glutathione is a natural substance present in all human cells that functions as an antioxidant protecting cells. If glutathione is depleted in a cell, it will lead to cell death. Glutathione is the foundation for the main detoxification pathway in the liver, kidneys, lungs, intestinal lining, and other organs.Many diseases are linked to Glutathione deficiencies, including neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease.
Some people lack the enzymes to make Glutathione because of inherited genetic defect that may manifest with neurologic or hematologic (blood) problems later in life. Patients with HIV/AIDS have systemic Glutathione depletion and may benefit from repletion. Liver cirrhosis, viral hepatitis, and nonalcoholic liver disease can result in low Glutathione in the blood. Lung diseases like COPD, asthma, fibrosis, and some acute conditions are associated with low Glutathione. Elderly patients, people with gastritis, ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, and pancreatic inflammation often have altered Glutathione levels. Overall, the aging process is associated with changes in the balance of Glutathione.