Healthdream | Glutathione Function
Glutathione is a tripeptide with sulfhydryl groups that combinate glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine. It is widely found in animals and plants and plays an important role in living organisms. It is high in baker's yeast, wheat germ and animal liver, reaching 100 ~ 1000 mg / 100g, containing 26 ~ 34 mg / 100g in human blood, and 58 ~ 73 mg / 100g in chicken blood. 10 ~ 15 mg / 100g, also high in tomato, pineapple, cucumber (12 ~ 33 mg / 100g), but low in sweet potato, mung bean sprouts, onions, mushrooms (0.06 ~ 0.7 mg / 100g)
Glutathione plays an important role in the biochemical defense system in the human body and has many physiological functions. Its main physiological role is to remove free radicals from the human body, as an important antioxidant in the body, protecting many sulfhydryl groups in proteins and enzymes. The structure of GSH contains a reactive sulfhydryl-SH, which is easily oxidized and dehydrogenated. This specific structure makes it the main free radical scavenger in the body.
Glutathione also protects hemoglobin from oxidation by oxidation of hydrogen peroxide, free radicals, etc., allowing it to continue to function normally in transporting oxygen. Some hemoglobin in red blood cells is oxidized by an oxidant such as hydrogen peroxide, in which ferrous iron is oxidized to ferric iron, which converts hemoglobin into methemoglobin, thereby losing oxygen carrying capacity. Reduced glutathione can be directly combined with an oxidizing agent such as hydrogen peroxide to form water and oxidized glutathione, and can also reduce methemoglobin to hemoglobin. The content of glutathione in human red blood cells is very large, which is important for protecting the sulfhydryl groups of proteins on the red blood cell membrane and preventing hemolysis.
The glutathione protects the -SH group in the molecule, which facilitates the enzyme activity and restores the active function of the -SH group in the destroyed enzyme molecule, so that the enzyme is reactivated. Glutathione also inhibits the fatty liver produced by ethanol against the liver.
Glutathione has a strong protective effect against symptoms such as leukopenia caused by radiation and radioactive drugs. Glutathione can combine with toxic compounds, heavy metal ions or carcinogens entering the human body, and promote its excretion to neutralize and detoxify.
Glutathione has a broad-spectrum detoxification effect, and can be used not only as a medicine, but also as a base of functional foods, and is widely used in functional foods such as anti-aging, enhancing immunity, and anti-tumor.
Our company can provide the following specifications of Glutathione ：
|Specification||Glutathione sodium salt，Oxidized glutathione|
|Storage||Sealed package in dark, cool and dry places|
|Shelf life||24 months|
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