By Dr. Bob McCauley
Glutathione is an amino acid referred to as “the mother of all antioxidants”. Glutathione is a natural antioxidant that is key to the immune system. Glutathione is produced and used by every single cell in the human body and has a very wide range of scientifically-proven health effects. Glutathione is an antioxidant produced in our body’s cells. As we age, Glutathione levels in the body drop precipitously.
- Reduces oxidative stress
- Reduces cell damage fatty liver disease
- Improves insulin resistance
- Supports cardiovascular Health
- Helps Controls blood sugar levels
- Prevents Kidney problems
- Joint Support
- Supports Respiratory Support
Glutathione was discovered in the year 1888. Glutathione is such a ubiquitous and versatile functioning molecule that shortly after its discovery in 1888 by J. de Rey-Pailhade, this small tripeptide molecule was deemed so important with so many vital functions that it was considered coincident with the “origin of life.”
Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861-1947) of Cambridge University is also credited with a role in Glutathione’s discovery and characterization and its name. (See Hopkins, FG and Dixon, M, J Biol Chem  54, 527-563). He received the Nobel Prize in 1929.