Detoxification: Glutathione is present in the liver and plays a major role in detoxification. Glutathione binds to toxins and heavy metals and then makes these toxins water-soluble so they are easily flushed out of the body.
Antioxidant: Glutathione is known as “the mother of all antioxidants.” Antioxidants fight free radials, which are not-so-good molecules that form in response to toxins (such as environmental and dietary toxins). When there are more free-radials in your system than antioxidants, oxidative damage occurs. Oxidative damage damages the body’s cells which contributes to aging, chronic inflammation, and the development of disease.
Immune boost: Glutathione plays an essential role in our immune system by sending disease-fighting cells (white blood cells) to fight off bacteria and viruses that we come in contact with. The detoxifying and antioxidant effects of Glutathione also help to protect our immune system.
Anti-aging: Glutathione helps fight the aging process both inside and out! Inside, it reduces inflammation and protects us from free-radical damage and oxidative stress (as mentioned above). Outside, it helps to decrease wrinkle production, increase skin elasticity, make skin more supple, and retain moisture of skin.
Mops up byproducts of alcohol: When you drink alcohol, it is broken down by enzymes into acetaldehyde, which is a toxin that contributes to hangover symptoms. Glutathione prevents the buildup of acetaldehyde and helps to rid the body of this toxin. Getting Glutathione before or just after drinking alcohol, will help prevent a hangover!