Why Do We Need Glutathione Antioxidant?

Why Do We Need Glutathione Antioxidant?

Category : General Chemicals
Published by : Data Research Analyst, Worldofchemicals.com

As we have a tendency to age our bodies which tend to supply a lot of free radicals and insufficient amounts of antioxidants results leads towards mental and physical decline. Simultaneously our healthy body is ready to prone for cancer, alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, dementia and a variety of diseases.

So you may thing what to do now?

There is a solution for all these problems! It’s the Antioxidants!

How many of us know about antioxidants? Which is the best of all the antioxidants?

Here in this article I am going to give the all answers for your questions

What are Antioxidants?

Antioxidants are the man-made or natural substances which can directly interact with free radicals [Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons and can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules] and abort the chain reaction before key molecules are damaged. The principle micronutrient (vitamin) antioxidants include vitamin E, beta-carotene, and vitamin C.

One of such principle antioxidant, most probably that we have never heard of it, is the Glutathione.

Glutathione is a significant antioxidant in plants, animals, fungi, and some microorganisms like bacteria and archaea. Glutathione can prevent damage to important cellular components caused by free radicals, peroxides, lipid peroxides and heavy metals. It’s a tripeptide with a gamma peptide linkage between the carboxyl group of the glutamate side-chain and the amine group of cysteine.

Multiple Functions of Glutathione

It is the most important endogenous antioxidant produced by the cells, engaged in the neutralization of free radicals and reactive oxygen compounds, as well as it maintains vitamins C and E antioxidants in their reduced forms.

Glutathione is employed in metabolic and biochemical reactions like DNA synthesis and repair, protein synthesis, prostaglandin synthesis, amino acid transport, and enzyme activation.

It has a significant function in iron metabolism.

Glutathione is currently utilized as an inhibitor of melanin content in the cosmetics industry. In countries like Japan, Philippines this product is marked as a skin-whitening soap. Glutathione competitively inhibits melanin production with the help of tyrosinase enzyme. Experts believe that there is a direct relation between glutathione status, free radical accumulation and reactive oxygen. By improving oxidized glutathione function through L-glutathione complex, you can help combat the aging.

Acute inflammation releases an excess of free radicals which can damage neighboring cells and contribute to the advancement of disease. Glutathione is also shows its powerful anti-inflammatory characteristics.

Exercise is part of our daily healthy lifestyle, but it can also cause harm to our body through oxidative damage. Recent studies have shown that oxidized glutathione levels rise by as much as 320 per cent during bouts of intense exercise.

Glutathione levels in our body directly affect liver function and health. A high glutathione level helps detoxify the body and reduce the stress on the liver. This can help you to prevent chronic inflammation of the liver which can lead to fatty liver disease and cirrhosis of the liver.

The body’s first line of defense system against exogenous toxins and infections is the skin. For this reason our skin holds such a huge concentration of antioxidants, combating potential infections before they invade into our body.

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