Glutathione or otherwise know as GSH “Gamma – Glutamylcysteinylglycine” is made up of amino acids, gamma-glutamic acids, cysteine and glycine. GSH can be easily found in the largest concentration of the liver, making it a very crucial aspect for the elimination and detoxification process. It can be found with in every cell as it plays a role in nutrient metabolism, regulation of cellular events, cell growth and immune response. Glutathione doesn't get absorbed well when taken into the body through the mouth. Leaving an alternative, to be taken by being injected into the vein.
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant and it even detoxifies any harmful compounds found in the liver. The liver circulates Glutathione directly into the blood where it maintains the integrity of the red blood cells and even protects the white blood cells. Glutathione can also be found in the lungs and the intestinal area where it tends to help in the process of breaking down the oxidized fats. GSH plays a huge role in metabolism, the gamma-glutamyl cycle and membrane functions. Laboratory studies have shown that Glutathione has the potential to fight against any disease, particularly those ones related to aging. People suffering from certain incurable diseases which have low Glutathione levels present in them such as AIDS are asked to take the supplement. Glutathione has said to help in reducing the melanin content present in the skin which in turn helps to lighten the skin up.
Glutathione should be avoided by people with milk protein related allergies and even in those who have had an organ transplant done, since it can lead to certain side effects. Even though it is considered as a cure or remedy towards cancer, taking Glutathione is always recommended as there can be negative reactions.
The dosages differ for different age groups. The RDA site has a listing of how much should be given from an infant to an adult, each of them varying in proportion. Another thing to remember is that each of the dosage is based on a minimal scale and not maximum.