L-Glutathione reduced

L-Glutathione reduced

Product nameL-Glutathione reduced
Other namesreduced L-Glutathione,GSH,
Molecular FormulaC10H17N3O6S
Molecular Weight307.32
Appearancewhite or off-white crystalline powder
StandardUSP32,CP2010, Enterprise Standard
Specificationpharmaceutical grade, food grade

What is Reduced L-Glutathione?

Reduced L-glutathione is a natural compound made in the body from the amino acids glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine. As the body’s major cellular antioxidant, reduced L-glutathione is crucial for scavenging damaging free radicals. It is also required for the body’s natural immune response and is important in the cellular detoxification of damaging chemicals like smoke, heavy metals, and drug metabolites.

Glutathione is the most abundant intracellular thiol (sulfur-containing compound) and low molecular weight tripeptide found in living cells.* Thiols such as glutathione, alpha lipoic acid and N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) are powerful sulfur-bearing antioxidants

What does “reduced” mean?

Glutathione exists in the body in two forms, a reduced form and an oxidized form. Keeping these forms in balance is extremely important for maintaining health. Our bodies are constantly producing free radical molecules as a byproduct of metabolism. The reduced form of glutathione is an antioxidant that protects cells and tissues by scavenging free radicals. In this process, reduced glutathione is transformed into the oxidized form. However, reduced glutathione can quickly be depleted under heavy bouts of free radical stress or exposure to compounds that require detoxification. A shift in the ratio towards the oxidized state leaves cells and tissues vulnerable to free radical damage and inflammation. The “L” designation indicates the natural molecular structure

How does reduced glutathione assist detoxification?

Glutathione plays a crucial role in the body’s detoxification process that occurs inside cells, particularly within cells of the liver, kidney, intestines, and lungs. As part of the cellular detoxifying process, glutathione binds to toxins and removes them from the body before they can cause further damage. A proper ratio of reduced and oxidized forms of glutathione is crucial for maintaining the body’s ability to detoxify harmful chemicals such as those found in environmental pollutants, smoke and exhaust, heavy metals, and metabolites from various types of drugs.

How does L-Glutathione Reduced work?

Glutathione is the only intracellular antioxidant found, which means it acts inside the cells. As such it is able to maintain their health and performance and resist disease by neutralising free radicals and keeping other antioxidants, including Vitamin C and E, in their active form. It also helps the liver to process toxins, helps with DNA and protein synthesis, and regulates both the nitric oxide cycle and the metabolism of iron.
The levels of glutathione in patients with serious diseases such as AIDS and cancer have been found to be very low. Studies are on-going into the reasons for this, but many scientists believe there is a link between low glutathione levels and cell death.

The secret of its power is the sulfur (SH) chemical groups it contains. Sulfur is a sticky, smelly molecule. It acts like fly paper and all the bad things in the body stick onto it, including free radicals and toxins like mercury and other heavy metals.
Normally glutathione is recycled in the body — except when the toxic load becomes too great.
Glutathione is involved in many processes in the body, including tissue building and repair, making chemicals and proteins needed in the body, and for the immune system.

It is a Major Antioxidant, produced by the cell, which neutralizes free radicals, and recycles other antioxidants such as vitamins C and E.

It is the body’s Most Effective Detoxifier, binding to undesirable toxins, pollutants, cancer-causing chemicals, heavy metals, and drug metabolites and excreting them through the urine or the gut.

It Modulates the Immune Response by increasing its effectiveness when it is low and bringing it back into balance when it is overactive.

It assists in the Regulation of the Cell’s Vital Functions, such as the synthesis and repair of DNA, the synthesis of proteins, and the activation and regulation of enzymes.

Without an adequate supply of glutathione your immune system will not function effectively, which eventually leads to common illnesses and even degenerative diseases.

Benefits of taking L-Glutathione reduced supplements

It is a potent antioxidant and works in the liver to protect the body from harmful substances. It also functions as a precursor to glutathione peroxidase, a key antioxidant enzyme, which protects against lipid peroxidation (fats turning rancid)

Antioxidant Properties

How does Setria help your body fight free radicals?*

Eating, exercising, even breathing results in the creation of free radicals. These imbalanced molecules attack your body at the cellular level, robbing other molecules of electrons and setting off a chain reaction. This constant barrage impacts overall health and wellness, as well as how quickly you age. Setria supplies a potent store of antioxidants that bind to free radicals, keeping them from wreaking havoc throughout your body.*

Why is glutathione called the “master antioxidant”?

Glutathione does more than simply fight free radicals on its own. This antioxidant also has the ability to regenerate other antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E.* After these antioxidants neutralize free radicals, they become unstable radicals themselves. Glutathione helps recycle these unstable molecules, returning them to active duty.

How does Setria help eliminate toxins?*

Glutathione supports the function of your liver, kidneys, GI tract and intestines—your body’s major detoxification pathways.* Glutathione helps in two main ways: (1) it helps eliminate toxins and ingested chemicals that the body has already absorbed;* (2) it intercepts and neutralizes toxins in the GI tract before they are even absorbed.*

Immune Health

How does Setria fortify your immune system?*

Glutathione helps fortify your immune system in two important ways. First and foremost, it plays a central role in the proper function of white blood cells, including T cell lymphocytes—the frontline soldiers of the immune system.* Second, there is evidence that glutathione stimulates the natural killing ability of immune cells.*

Skin Health

Setria is an ultra-pure glutathione manufactured in Japan that is backed by years of research. A high-quality, allergen-free ingredient, Setria is the perfect choice for dietary supplements and beauty products promising to deliver skin care benefits.
How does Setria Glutathione help protect against photo-aging?

UV rays penetrate deeply in to the dermis and can cause premature skin aging by damaging the collagen fibers. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that protects the collagen fibers from free radical damage to protect the elasticity of the skin.*
How does Setria Glutathione reduce melanin production?

Exposure to UVB increases the number of melanocytes which leads to hyperpigmentation that darkens the skin. It has been reported that glutathione reduces melanin production by suppressing the activity of tyrosinase and switching the eumelanin synthesis to pheomelanin synthesis. *

Provides antioxidant protection
Promotes detoxification
Fortifies the immune system
Skin Care benefits