Glutathione (GSH) is a peptide consisting of three key amino acids that play several vital roles in the body. Researchers who study longevity believe that it is very crucial to one’s health that the level of GSH in the body’s cells is becoming a predictor of how long a person will live.
Glutathione commonly referenced as the ‘master antioxidant,’ has a score of research linking it to…
- Increasing longevity
- Preventing illness
- Reducing the risk of chronic disease
- Strengthening the immune system
It helps protect every cell in our body from cellular damage, which can lead to many chronic diseases.
The journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine writes that oxidative stress has a prominent role in life-span regulation of living organisms. And of the many free radical scavenger systems, glutathione, is the most abundant in the body’s cells.
Gustavo Bounous, MD, retired professor of surgery at McGill University in Montreal, says that GSH is the body’s most important antioxidant as it is made within the cell.
Researchers say that GSH acts as a major antioxidant defense by maintaining a tight control over redox status.
According to the Encyclopedia of Exercise Medicine in Health and Disease the redox status is the balance between oxidants and antioxidants in the body.