Oral Glutathione Equivalent to IV Therapy
Michael Ash BSc DO ND F., Marty Jones PharmD
Reduced glutathione also known as glutathione or GSH is found in all living systems. Lowered tissue GSH levels have been observed in several disease conditions. The restoration of cell GSH levels in a number of these conditions have proven to be beneficial. Thus, strategies to boost cell glutathione level are of marked therapeutic significance.
GSH is the smallest of the intracellular thiols (a compound that contains the functional group composed of a sulphur-hydrogen bond (-SH) hence its unpleasant smell when mercaptans are released) and its high donating electron capacity combined with dense intracellular concentration provides significant oxidative reducing capacity.