Info: 60 Capsules
Glutathione is a tripeptide amino acid which our livers produce on their own, mainly from cysteine (although it can be found in some fruits and vegetables, as well). A deficiency in it has been associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetes, lung and gastrointestinal disease, pre-eclampsia (a pregnancy complication), Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, and poor AIDS prognosis. It has a number of biochemical roles in the body, such as helping to make DNA, proteins, and prostaglandin; transporting other amino acids; and activating enzymes. But some of its most important roles for those considering taking it as a supplement are how it is involved in repairing DNA metabolizing toxins and carcinogens, assisting in immune system function, and preventing oxidative cell damage -- which is to say, it acts as a cellular antioxidant. NOW's Glutathione is a high potency material made in Japan, in the "Reduced," or non-oxidized, stable form.
Product Notes:Supporting Science:
- Allen, J., Bradley, R.D., Effects of oral glutathione supplementation on systemic oxidative stress biomarkers in human volunteers. J Alt Comp Med. 2010; 17(9): 827-33.
- Aw, T.Y., Wierzbicka, G. and Jones, D.P. Oral glutathione increases tissue glutathione in vivo. Chem Biol Interact 1991;80:89-97.
- Kidd, P.M. Glutathione: Systemic protectant against oxidative and free radical damage. Alt Med Rev. 1997; 2(3): 155-76.
Ingredients:Each capsule contains: 250 mg Glutathione.
Other Ingredients: Rice Flour, Veg. Capsule (hypromellose, water), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Silica.
Suggested Usage:Adults: Take 1 capsule daily, with meals
Warnings:Consult with a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you are taking any herbs or prescription medications. Discontinue use if gastrointestinal effects occur. Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80034134.