Peer-Reviewed Journal Publishes Glutathione Review

February 22, 2011

An extensive scientific review of glutathione is now available in the February 2011 issue of Natural Medicine Journal.

Glutathione is a natural chemical found in every cell of the human body, so there’s wonder as to why many consumers are still unfamiliar with the nutrient.

Thankfully, times are changing and an extensive scientific review of glutathione is now available in the February 2011 issue of Natural Medicine Journal.

Glutathione is a tripeptide comprised of cysteine, glycine, and glutamine. It protects the human body against chemical and environmental threats-ranging pollutions and toxins to stress and infection-and science indicates serious glutathione deficiency in human populations.

Authored by Dean Jones, PhD, professor at Emory University’s division of pulmonary medicine, Natural Medicine Journal’s review outlines the health and disease implications related to glutathione, including an overview of the nutrient, how it is taken up by the body, and clinical strategies for increasing its bioactive levels.

"Glutathione is one of the most extensively studied chemicals in the human body, and the relationship between low levels of glutathione and an increased risk for disease is well established," says Jones. "However, simple strategies, including supplementing with glutathione or glutathione precursors, and consuming complementary antioxidants and zinc, are available to improve glutathione status in individuals with low levels."

Kyowa Hakko USA (New York City), a supplier of Setria brand glutathione, notes that over 100 years of research and 81,000 scientific papers have established glutathione’s importance to the human body.

For more reading on glutathione, the glutathione review in Natural Medicine Journal is currently open for full access.