Glutathione (GSH) FAQS
What is glutathione (GSH)?
Glutathione is a molecule composed of 3 amino acids produced in all your cells primarily in your major organs. It is your master antioxidant, enhances the immune system, and your primary detoxification pathway among many other benefits.
Why do we need Riboceine?
Oral glutathione is not bioavailable. IV glutathione will deliver glutathione into the bloodstream, but the molecule is too large to be absorbed into the cells according to Dr. Herbert T. Nagasawa. Our ability to produce it declines as we age especially after the age of 40.
9 Ph.D.’s under Herbert T. Nagasawa Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota and the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis worked to find a method to increase glutathione levels more efficiently than n-acetylcysteine, the most prevalent glutathione precursor at the time. Through their efforts, they discovered Riboceine and validated its efficacy with 22 research studies with additional studies still being conducted.
What are the negative effects of glutathione deficiency?
Glutathione deficiency leads to:
- increased oxidative stress
- greatly reduced ability to detoxify
- accumulation of toxins and heavy metals
- inability to repair DNA
- cell mutations
- weakened cell membranes
- reduced supply of oxygen and nutrients to the cells
- eventual cell death
How are our glutathione levels depleted?
Lifestyle can also deplete glutathione:
Glutathione the Magical Molecule
With over 130,000 studies and articles on glutathione in PubMed, the electronic database maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, its benefits and functions are inarguable. These studies reveal the remarkable role glutathione plays in the protection and function of every cell in the human body and the support of optimal health and function.