Glutathione is an antioxidant produced in cells. It’s comprised largely of three amino acids: glutamine, glycine, and cysteine. Glutathione levels in the body may be reduced by a number of factors, including poor nutrition, environmental toxins, and stress. Its levels also decline with age.
Glutathione is said to protect against a wide range of health problems, including but not limited to Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, atherosclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, colitis, diabetes, heart disease, hepatitis, high cholesterol, liver disease, osteoarthritis, Lyme disease, and Parkinson’s disease. In addition, glutathione is purported to reverse the aging process, prevent cancer, and preserve memory.