Glutathione the Master Antioxidant

Indeed, glutathione is the most powerful, versatile and important of these self- generated antioxidants. "It is the master of antioxidant," proclaims John T. Pinto of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Glutathione is the body's main powerhouse for defusing and disposing of free radicals that bring on the woes of aging. It protects every cell, tissue and organ in the body. Further, it may determine the rate at which you age...1

Eating fat boosts your need for glutathione; thus the more fat you eat the greater your expected deficiency of glutathione.2,3

Cells are the brick which all creatures are built—there are 300 trillion of these bricks in each of our bodies.4 Established research indicates that glutathione synthesis takes place in every cell. Being in every cell gives an indication of the importance nature places on this compound.5, 6


1 Jean Carper, Stop Aging Now, Harper-Collins Publishing © 1996, p124

2 Jean Carper, Stop Aging Now, Harper-Collins Publishing © 1996, p126

3 Skalicky J, Muzakova V, Kandar R, Meloun M, Rousar T, Palicka V. “Evaluation of oxidative stress and inflammation in obese adults with metabolic syndrome. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2007 Feb 26.

4 Bishop, Michael J, How to Win the Nobel Prize: An Unexpected Life in Science (The Jerusalem-Harvard Lectuers). © 2003 by The President and Fellows of Harvard College., p. 139

5 Glutathione Centennial: Molecular Perspectives and Clinical Implications. Ed. Taniguchi N. Part 1. Metabolic Regulation of Glutathione. Meister, A, “On the biochemistry of glutathione,” referred to de Rey-Pailhade’s having noted “its apparent ubiquity in living cells.” Page 4

6 Glutathione Centennial: Molecular Perspectives and Clinical Implications. Ed. Taniguchi N. Part V. Transport of Glutathione. Bannai, S, Tetsuro, I, Takada A. “GSH is synthesized in two steps catalyzed by gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase and GSH synthetase, respectively, and mammalian cells are provided with these enzymes to synthesize their own GSH.” Page 407