Some interesting facts about glutathione:
- Glutathione is a tripeptide, made up of three amino acids
Glutathione is not an amino acid as such, it is actually a compound which is created when three other amino acids join together. The three amino acids glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine. Glutamine is also known as gamma-glutamylcysteinylglycine or GSH.
- Glutathione functions as a building block of protein in the body
Glutathione, just like all the other amino acids, is one of the building blocks of all proteins in the body, which not only include muscles, but also all the other proteins required for normal function of the body.
- Exercise boosts glutathione levels
Studies show that exercise boosts glutathione levels, which in turn boost immunity levels and improve the liver's detoxification process.
- The herb Milk thistle helps to boost glutathione levels
The active ingredient in milk thistle, silyarmin helps to prevent glutathione from being depleted in the liver. Glutathione helps the liver to detoxify harmful substances.
Glutathione is not an amino acid as such, it is actually a compound which is created when three other amino acids are joined together
- Much of the glutathione in the body is found in the liver
Most of the glutathione in the body is found in the liver, where it ensures the liver is healthy and functional.
- Glutathione is important for red and white blood cells
The liver also sends glutathione into the bloodstream where the glutathione ensures that the red blood cells are functioning and structured properly, as well protecting the white blood cells so that they are effective at protecting the body from infection and disease.
- Glutathione is also found in the intestines
Glutathione is also found in the walls of the intestinal tract, where it is involved in the digestion and break down of carbohydrates into glucose. Glutathione also helps to break down oxidised fats so that they are sent to the liver, detoxified and then harmlessly removed from the body so that they no longer pose a threat to health.