Glutathione is the single most protective antioxidant produced by the body and therefore the most important as it protects cells against the oxidative stress of free radicals. Thus, it protects vulnerable DNA from damage, while helping to bind heavy metals, remove toxins and enhance immune function; it is also especially supportive during viral infections.1,2
Glutathione is also very crucial for proper mitochondrial function and energy production. Chronic illness as well as long term toxic exposure can not only deplete stores of glutathione but also inhibit its production. The body’s ability to make glutathione declines with age
S-Acetyl Glutathione (S-A-GSH) is a unique form of glutathione. with an acetyl group (COCH3) attached to the sulfur atom of cysteine in the glutathione molecule. S-A-GSH is ideal for oral ingestion, because this acetyl group protects glutathione from breaking down in the gastrointestinal tract; once absorbed and inside the cells it is removed, thus leaving the glutathione molecule intact.
N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) is included in this formula, as this stable form of cysteine supplies important precursors to the production of glutathione. Additionally, in chronic disease, cysteine stores can become depleted, therefore jeopardizing the production of glutathione. Studies have shown that ingestion of glutathione precursors such as N-acetyl-cysteine is an efficient way to support normal glutathione production in some cells, while generally not as efficient as supplementing with S-A-GSH.1,8
Vitamin B6 is an essential element in enzyme reactions, including the production of glutathione. S-A-GSH raises intracellular levels of GSH by direct absorption inside cells and then it is broken down and re-synthesized, thus increasing the need for vitamin B6.9
• Reduces free radical-induced oxidative stress
• Helps optimize glutathione-dependent hepatic detoxification pathways, including the enhancement of heavy metal clearance
• Supports immune function
S-Acetyl Glutathione Synergy
General: Take two capsules per day, or as directed by a health care practitioner.
- Prevention - 2 capsules per day
- If infected with COVID-19 or other Virus: Take 2 caps every 4 hours
S-Acetyl - Glutathione