PROTECT S-Acetyl L-Glutathione

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PROTECT S-Acetyl L-Glutathione

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Description:
Supports natural antioxidant activity.

  • Provides intracellular antioxidant support.
  • Supports healthy cell function and healthy aging.
  • Supports detoxification.
  • Supports a healthy immune response.
  • Supports amino acid transport across cell membranes.
  • Enhances antioxidant activity of vitamins C and E.

Suggested Use:
Take 1-2 capsules 1-2 times daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. 

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Additional Info:
Reduced glutathione, commonly known as glutathione or GSH, is a tripeptide consisting of L-glutamine, L-cysteine, and glycine. It is ubiquitous in living systems. Glutathione biosynthesis can be affected by biochemical individuality and/or dietary factors. Chronic oxidative stress can also deplete cellular glutathione. Precursors to glutathione, such as whey protein, vitamin C, and glutamine, are often recommended to boost glutathione levels in the body; however, results are inconsistent. Biological individuality is such that not everybody has equivalent ability to metabolize the precursor to raise glutathione.

Glutathione functions extensively in tissues and organs throughout the body. It plays critical roles in protecting the body from oxidative stress, maintaining cellular functions, and supporting healthy immune function. Many factors can increase cellular exposure to oxidative insult, and therefore increase cellular consumption of nutrients—such as glutathione—that provide antioxidant activity. This may result in a fierce cycle of oxidative stress and challenges to detoxification. Complete biotransformation and protection from oxidative stress are important to maintaining cellular integrity and tissue health.

Much information related to mitochondrial health has surfaced in the literature. Mitochondria, the energy-producing powerhouses of cells, are also the primary intracellular site of oxygen consumption and the major source of reactive oxygen species (ROS). S-acetyl glutathione has been shown to cross the membrane of the mitochondria, increasing the organelle’s activity and minimizing ROS. Reduction of ROS is associated with maintaining mitochondrial integrity and function, and improved mitochondrial health is believed to support overall health and energy. S-acetyl glutathione has also been shown to decrease TNF-alpha, NFkappa beta, and F-2 isoprostane. Additionally, there is mounting evidence that intracellular glutathione levels in antigen-presenting cells (e.g. macrophages) may influence the Th1/Th2 cytokine response pattern and promote a balanced immune reaction.