- Glutathione contains 250 mg of glutathione in its active reduced form paired with a liposomal phospholipid complex to enhance absorption. Glutathione is an important nutrient in the body that supports antioxidant defenses, cellular function and liver detoxification pathways.
- Glutathione is found in virtually every cell of the body and plays a critical role in protein synthesis, enzyme function, transport, and cell maturation. It is a naturally-occurring tripeptide of the amino acids L-cysteine, Lglutamate and L-glycine that confers antioxidant assistance and promotes phase I conjugation pathways in the liver to support detoxification. Glutathione sulfotransferase is the main phase II enzyme involved in the conjugation pathways, along with two antioxidant enzymes in the body; glutathione peroxidase and glutathione reductase. As such, glutathione protects the body from free radicals to support cellular function and homeostasis.
- Glutathione is absorbed in the intestines. The proprietary blend in Liposomal Glutathione combines reduced glutathione and specialized liposomes enriched with purified phosphatidylcholine. Purified phosphatidylcholine delivery system offers natural liposomal formation due to the hydrophobic and hydrophilic nature of phospholipids. The liposomal form protects glutathione bonds from the degradation that can occur in digestion. In an in vitro bioavailability study, glutathione absorption across an intestinal cell (Caco-2) monolayer was significantly greater with Liposomal Glutathione compared to a matching, non-liposomal powder. Optimal levels of glutathione have been associated with physical and mental health.