Glutathione Food Sources

• fruits, vegetables, and meats are the best glutathione food sources

• there is actually some controversy about glutathione supplements since at least one study showed that a single high dose (3 grams) of glutathione did not result in increased plasma levels Eur J Clin Pharmacol 1992

• there is some debate about glutathione side effects – the bottom line is that if it doesn’t work as a supplement then why not avoid any potential side effects of glutathione by not taking it as a supplement

• a protein produced in the liver from amino acids

• is in every cell where it acts as a strong antioxidant to protect against damage

• very abundant in the body and a good antioxidant

• prolongs the activity of Vitamin E and regenerates it Can J Physiol Pharmacol

• helps detoxify heavy metals and drugs

• with selenium forms an enzyme that neutralizes hydrogen peroxide

• protects tissues of many organs

some suggest the best way to increase it in body is with supplementation of N-acetyl l-cysteine (NAC)

• others have found that Vitamin C is probably even more effective at a lower cost and without the possible negative side effects of NAC Am J Clin Nutr 1993

Forms

Some suggest the best way to increase it in body is with supplementation of N-acetyl l-cysteine (NAC).

RDA

Not shown.

Dosage by Supplements

• Adults 100 mg N-acetyl l-cysteine/day

• Teens 30mg N-acetyl l-cysteine/day

• Children – not needed

Toxicity

Not known.

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