Glutathione is involved in tissue building and repair, making chemicals and proteins needed in the body, and in immune system function.
People take glutathione for aging, alcohol use disorder, liver disease, heart disease, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness ?
Possibly Effective for
When inhaled: Glutathione is possibly safe. There isn't a lot of information available about its possible side effects.
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if glutathione is safe. It might cause rash when applied to the skin.
Special Precautions and Warnings
We currently have no information for GLUTATHIONE overview.
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