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Taking glutathione long-term has been linked to lower zinc levels. Inhaled glutathione may also trigger asthma attacks in people who have asthma. Symptoms may include wheezing. Avoid taking glutathione if you're sensitive to it. Experts don't know if taking glutathione is safe during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Tell your doctor about any supplements you're taking, even if they're natural. That way, your doctor can check on any potential side effects or interactions with any medications. Supplements are not regulated by the FDA.

From: Glutathione WebMD Medical Reference

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Allen, J. , September 2011. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

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Mayo Clin Proc. : "Effect of glutathione infusion on leg arterial circulation, cutaneous microcirculation, and pain-free walking distance in patients with peripheral obstructive arterial disease: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 15, 2017

SOURCES:

AltMedDex Evaluations: "Glutathione."

Allen, J. , September 2011. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Rakel, D. , 3rd edition. Integrative Medicine

DRUGDEX Evaluations: "Glutathione."

AltCareDex: "Glutathione."

Borges-Santos, M. , 2012. Nutrition

Mayo Clin Proc. : "Effect of glutathione infusion on leg arterial circulation, cutaneous microcirculation, and pain-free walking distance in patients with peripheral obstructive arterial disease: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 15, 2017

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