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Glutathione is a type of antioxidant made naturally by the human body. However, it is also available in the form of a supplement and is claimed to help treat or prevent several conditions, such as glaucoma, heart disease, and asthma. Although studies have shown that glutathione may not be well absorbed when taken by mouth, it may be effective for some uses when administered intravenously.
What Is Glutathione?Glutathione is a molecule made up of amino acids. It is naturally made by the human body, and it is also available as a dietary supplement. People claim these supplements are useful for treating and/or preventing a variety of conditions, including (but not limited to):
- Heart disease
- Liver disease
- Alzheimer's disease
- Parkinson's disease
- Lung diseases
- Chemotherapy toxicity.
People also claim that they are useful for slowing the aging process and for whitening the skin.
(Click Glutathione Benefits for more information on what this molecule is used for.)