What does glutathione do? - Knowledge

What does glutathione do?

May 10, 2023 / Author: China Glutathione suppliers & NMN manufacturers

Glutathione (tripeptide) Glutathione is a tripeptide containing γ-amide bonds and sulfhydryl groups. It is composed of glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine. It is divided into reduced glutathione and oxidized glutathione. Glutathione is widely distributed in human liver, kidney cells and red blood cells, and exists in almost every cell in the body.

Pharmacological effects of glutathione:

① Broad-spectrum integrated detoxification. The sulfhydryl group on cysteine is its active group (so it is often abbreviated as G-SH), which is easy to interact with certain drugs (such as acetaminophen), toxins (such as free radicals, iodoacetic acid, mustard gas, lead, mercury, arsenic, etc.) and other heavy metals), etc., and has an integrated detoxification effect, and the broad-spectrum detoxification effect is accurate. ②Prevention of alcoholic fatty liver: In China, which has a profound wine culture, the discovery of this function of glutathione is too important. Glutathione protects the -SH group in the enzyme molecule, which is beneficial to the enzyme activity, and can restore the activity function of the -SH group in the damaged enzyme molecule, so that the enzyme can resume its activity; inhibit the fatty liver caused by alcohol damage to the liver . ③For symptoms such as leukopenia caused by radiation and radiopharmaceuticals, it has a strong protective effect.


Physiological role of glutathione - anti-aging:

Its main physiological function is to scavenge free radicals in the human body, and as an important antioxidant in the body, it protects the sulfhydryl groups in many molecules such as proteins and enzymes. The structure of glutathione contains an active thiol-SH, which is easy to be oxidized and dehydrogenated. This specific structure makes it the main free radical scavenger in the body. Glutathione can not only eliminate free radicals in the body, but also help maintain normal immune system function. It can also regulate human immunity. Glutathione plays a more prominent role in maintaining health and delaying aging.

Glutathione can also protect hemoglobin from hydrogen peroxide oxidation, free radicals and other oxidations so that it can normally exert its ability to continuously transport oxygen. There is a lot of glutathione in human red blood cells, which is of great significance for protecting the sulfhydryl groups of proteins on the red blood cell membrane in a reduced state and preventing hemolysis.

It can be used as a raw material for functional foods, and is widely used in functional foods such as anti-aging, enhancing immunity, and anti-tumor.

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