• Glutathione acts as an important antioxidant in your body. That means it helps combat free radicals. These are molecules that can damage your body’s cells.
  • Glutathione plays a role in many chemical reactions in your body. It also helps detoxify chemicals, including some that your body creates naturally, as well as pollutants and drugs.
  • Your supply of glutathione seems to decrease as you get older, possibly because your body can’t create as much. Lower glutathione levels appear to go hand-in-hand with poorer health. For instance, lower levels may play a role in many conditions that are more likely to develop in older people.
  • Your glutathione levels may also decrease during certain health problems, such as:
    • Cancer
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Type 2 diabetes
    • Hepatitis
    • Parkinson’s disease

Certain other supplements may boost your body’s production of glutathione, such as:



  • Antioxidant
  • Detoxifies
  • Protects from the harmful effects of radiation and chemotherapy for cancer.
  • To treat weakened immune systems
  • Infertility


  • Taking glutathione long-term has been linked to lower zinc levels. Inhaled glutathione may also trigger asthma attacks in people who have asthma. Symptoms may include wheezing.
  • Avoid taking glutathione if you’re sensitive to it. Experts don’t know if taking glutathione is safe during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor about any supplements you’re taking, even if they’re natural. That way, your doctor can check on any potential side effects or interactions with any medications.



See Also: S-Acetyl Glutathione

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