This product contains S-Acetyl Glutathione (S-A-GSH), a unique form of the compound glutathione, often called the body’s “master antioxidant.” Glutathione is produced inside every cell in the human body, and is most highly concentrated in hardworking organs, such as the pancreas, kidneys, and liver. It is the single most protective antioxidant produced by the body and therefore the most important, as it protects cells against oxidative stress from free radicals. In addition to its powerful antioxidant capacity, glutathione may help support immune function and is a crucial compound for facilitating effective detoxification processes in the liver. (Detoxification helps remove harmful compounds that enter from the outside as well as those our bodies generate internally from normal, healthy metabolism. These include heavy metals, alcohol, excess hormones, metabolites of pharmaceutical drugs, and more.)
The antioxidant function of glutathione makes it critical for cellular energy generation in the mitochondria, which are the body’s energy generating factories. Chronic illness and long term toxin exposure may deplete stored glutathione as well as hinder its production. The body’s ability to make glutathione naturally declines with age, so just when aging individuals become more susceptible to illness, their immune systems may not be functioning optimally. Supplemental glutathione may provide more of this compound than the body is able to generate on its own.