Glutathione is one of the most talked about beauty supplements now in Asia. Women who want to make their skin whiter, and younger looking, want to try Glutathione. Some people who are health conscious are skeptical about this new medicine, since this is a rather new term for them.
Things you have to know about this Beauty and Anti-aging Supplement:
Glutathione is made from 3 non-essential amino acids (cysteine, glycine, and glutamic acid). This amino acid is found in the cell of nearly all living organism on earth, and its primary job is waste disposal.
Glutathione is a potent anti-oxidant. It binds to toxins in the liver, the body’s primary cleansing organ, and allows them to be flushed efficiently.
Those people who have heart disease, or have a high LDL (bad cholesterol) cholesterol level should raise their glutathione levels.
It is important to know that Glutathione is too big a molecule to digest, so we can’t take it as supplements! We can just therefore take cysteine, one of the major component of Glutathione.
Glutathione level in the body drop as we age, and some other factors that can deplete it:
- Chronic Disease (cancer, immune problems)
- Overload of Rancid oils
- Exposure to poison like pesticide
- Birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy
- Pharmaceutical drugs like aspirin
Glutathione passes the waste product it accumulates to antioxidants like Vitamin E, C, A and Minerals like Selenium, Copper, Zinc to do the cleanup work, therefore deficiency from this antioxidants can impair the work of Glutathione.