By Dr. Michelle Kmiec and Susan Hartman
Contributing Writers for Wake Up World
Glutathione, The ‘Master’ Antioxidant
If there were such a thing as a nutrient that “does it all”, glutathione would have to be a top contender for the number one spot. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that prevents damage to important cellular components, repairs and protects the body from harmful toxins and other dangers we encounter in our polluted environment.
Briefly, Glutathione (GSH) is a tripeptide comprised of three amino acids, cysteine, glutamic acid (ionic salt from glutamate), and glycine. All three of these amino acids are considered to be non-essential, meaning our body synthesizes them.
So if the body produces its own glutathione, then why is it necessary to consume foods that support glutathione production? The simple answer: Oxidation.