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Glutathione Benefits

Possible Mechanisms for These Glutathione Benefits

Glutathione works as an antioxidant, helping to prevent free radical damage to cells. It is also important for making DNA, proteins, and other substances in the body. Glutathione helps to metabolize toxins and carcinogens (cancer-causing compounds) and is important for immune function. The body can make its own glutathione in the liver, and some foods (fruits, vegetables, and meats) contain glutathione. However, studies seem to suggest that glutathione may not be well absorbed when taken by mouth (either as food or as a dietary supplement).
 

Glutathione Use in Children

Glutathione is probably safe for children when taken at reasonable doses under the supervision of a competent healthcare provider. Do not give your child glutathione supplements without the approval of your child's healthcare provider.
 
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Glutathione Antioxidant Information

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