A Liposomal Complex
Glutathione (GSH) is a short string of amino acids called a peptide. It is composed of three amino acids: glycine, glutamine and cysteine. It is one of the main antioxidants in the cell and is considered a “key antioxidant” in the function of cells. According to research by Jill James, the large majority of children on the autistic spectrum present with low glutathione in their blood plasma.
The functions of glutathione include:
- Protects cells against free radicals
- Removes toxins such as heavy metals
- Enhances immune function
- Regulates protein and DNA growth
Lipoceutical Glutathione is a liposomal glutathione supplement in liquid form. Glutathione is not well absorbed when taken by itself. It is a highly reactive substance. In LipoCeutical Glutathione, the glutathione is contained in tiny nanosize spheres called liposomes. Liposomes are tiny liquid bubbles made from essential phospholipids. Studies in humans have shown that the absorption of phospholipids is higher than 90%.
Lecithin is important to every living cell in the body. The liposomes (Essential Phosphlipids) in LipoCeutical Glutathione are derived from lecithin. The lecithin is derived from oil, not protein, extracted from soy. Soy allergens, if present in lecithin, would be found in the protein fraction. The possibility of allergic reaction to this product is low. Lecithin is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for human consumption with the “GRAS” (Generally Recognized as Safe) status.
Also known as glycerol, glycerin is used as a sweetener and as a preservative. Glycerol is a normal product of fat metabolism and is readily converted to glucose for metabolism. When the body uses stored fat as a source of energy, glycerol is released into the bloodstream. The glycerin used in LipoCeutical Glutathione is derived from palm oil. It is on the US Food and Drug Administration list of ingredients that are GRAS. Glycerin is used in toothpaste, mouthwash and cough syrups.
The other preservative, potassium sorbate, is used to prevent yeast and mold growth. It is extremely safe and is also used to preserve cheese, wine and baked goods. It is metabolized in the body to water and carbon dioxide. The potassium sorbate in this product is less than a quarter of a percent. (0.25%)
Shake gently before use. Measure into water or juice and drink. Best time to take is in the morning on an empty stomach.
Recommended adult dose is one teaspoon per day or as recommended by your health care professional.