Glutathione is a substance produced naturally by the liver. It is also found in fruits, vegetables, and meats.
People take glutathione orally for treating cataracts and glaucoma, prevent aging, treating or preventing alcoholism, asthma, cancer, heart disease (atherosclerosis and high cholesterol), hepatitis, liver disease, diseases that weaken the body’s defense system (including AIDS and chronic fatigue syndrome), memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoarthritis, and Parkinson’s disease. Glutathione is also used for maintaining the body’s immune system and fighting metals and drug poisoning.
Glutathione can be adminstered as an injection. There are a number of diseases it can treat; such as male infertility, preventing anemia in kidney patients undergoing hemodialysis treatment, Parkinson’s disease, improving blood flow and decreasing clotting in people with atherosclerosis, diabetes, and the toxic side effects of chemotherapy.
How does it work?
Glutathione is involved in many processes in the body, including tissue building and repair, making chemicals and proteins needed in the body, and for the immune system.