It is the major endogenous antioxidant produced by the cells, participating directly in the neutralization of free radicals and reactive oxygen compounds, as well as maintaining exogenous antioxidants such as vitamins C and E in their reduced (active) forms.
Regulation of the nitric oxide cycle, which is critical for life but can be problematic if unregulated
It is used in metabolic and biochemical reactions such as DNA synthesis and repair, protein synthesis, prostaglandin synthesis, amino acid transport, and enzyme activation. Thus, every system in the body can be affected by the state of the glutathione system, especially the immune system, the nervous system, the gastrointestinal system and the lungs.
It has a vital function in iron metabolism. Yeast cells depleted of or containing toxic levels of GSH show an intense iron starvation-like response and impairment of the activity of extra-mitochondrial ISC enzymes, followed by death.
3.Assay: 98% min
4.Appearance: white crystalline powder
|Appearance ||White or almost white crystalline powder|
|Solubility||Freely soluble in water,practically insoluble in ethanol(99.50%)|
|Identification ||Passes test|
|Melting Point||About 185°C (with decomposition)|
|Clarity and color of solution||Clear and colourless|
|Assay( On dry basis)||98.0% - 101.0%|
|Specific optical rotation(after drying)||-15.50~-17.50|
|Loss on drying||≤0.5% |
|Residue on Ignition||≤0.10%|
|Related Substances(Total)||≤ 2.0%|
|Related Substances(GSSG)||≤ 1.5%:|
|Heavy metals||≤10.0 ppm|
Enhancing the Immune System:
Body’s immune activity, involving unimpeded multiplication of lymphocytes and antibody production, requires maintenance of normal levels of glutathione inside the lymphocytes.
Antioxidant and Free Radical Scavenger:
Glutathione plays a central protective role against the damaging effects of bacteria, viruses,pollutants and free radicals.
Regulator of Other Antioxidants:
Without glutathione, other important antioxidants such as vitamins C and E cannot do their jobadequately to protect your body against disease.
Another major function of glutathione is in the detoxification of foreign chemical compounds suchas carcinogens and harmful metabolites.
Dermatologists prescribe Glutathione for its only side effect: whitening of dark skin. People with darker skin tone report that taking Glutathione capsules along with vitamin C for three to six months or more actually lightens the color of their skin.