The importance of reduced glutathione to the human body - Knowledge

The importance of reduced glutathione to the human body

Oct 07, 2023 / Author: China Glutathione suppliers & NMN manufacturers

Glutathione (GSH) is an important antioxidant in the body. It protects the sulfhydryl groups in proteins or enzyme molecules in the body from oxidation and keeps the proteins or enzymes in an active state. 

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This is specifically reflected in the following aspects:

(1) For red blood cells, GSH plays an extremely important role in protecting the integrity of the red blood cell membrane. For example, in people with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, their red blood cells cannot obtain sufficient NADPH through the pentose phosphate pathway, making it difficult for glutathione to function. Glypeptide remains in a reduced state, so red blood cells are prone to rupture and hemolytic jaundice occurs. This phenomenon often occurs after eating broad beans (a strong oxidant) and is called favismosis.

(2) It has hepatoprotective effect. GSH has antioxidant and detoxifying effects. The sulfhydryl group in the GSH molecule is an active group and can easily interact with certain drugs (such as paracetamol), toxins (such as free radicals, iodoacetic acid, mustard gas), heavy metals (lead, mercury, arsenic, etc.) etc., and have an integrated detoxification effect. In particular, GSH in liver cells can participate in biotransformation, converting poisons in the body into harmless substances and excreted out of the body (for details on the biotransformation of poisons, see kYRt8pzdYnt0B9f2-ExN6A). Therefore, GSH is considered to have a liver-protective effect and is often used to treat liver diseases such as alcoholism, cirrhosis, hepatitis, and fatty liver. In the auxiliary treatment of liver disease, under the guidance of a doctor, glutathione tablets can be used to detoxify heavy metals, inhibit the formation of melanin in the skin, and play a whitening and anti-allergic role.

(3) Glutathione can also help maintain normal immune system function. In recent years, a large number of studies have shown that GSH can promote the proliferation of lymphocytes and monocytes and play an important role in anti-infection and inflammatory responses.

(4) Protect eye vision. GSH helps maintain the transparency of the cornea and lens and the repair and regeneration of their tissues. It is also commonly used to treat cataracts, corneal diseases, and retinopathy.

(5) The sulfhydryl group of GSH has nucleophilic properties and can combine with external electrophilic poisons (such as carcinogens or drugs), thus blocking the binding of these substances to DNA, RNA or proteins to protect the body from poisonous damage.

Clinical studies have found that when GSH is insufficient in the human body, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, cancer, inflammation, memory decline, aging and other diseases will occur.

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