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What is glutathione?

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Glutathione is a substance found in your cells. It acts as an important antioxidant in your body. That means it helps protect your cells from damage. Glutathione plays a role in many chemical reactions in your body. It also helps detoxify chemicals, including some that your body creates naturally, as well as pollutants and drugs.

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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

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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