“Glutathione is our body’s main antioxidant, and no cell can survive without it. Read on to know if it is important for prevention and recovery of Covid-19.
Glutathione is our body’s own master antioxidant without which no cells can survive. A tripeptide made of glutamate, cysteine and glycine, this antioxidant molecule is omnipresent in most living organisms. Found in reduced (GSH) and oxidized (GSSG) states, Glutathione is in a prime position to neutralize free radicals. Free radicals, as we all know are detrimental to health as they tend to attack our DNA, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats that are present in our cells causing cell damage. Infections such as Covid-19 triggers an inflammatory response in the body and increase oxidative stress. With a higher concentration of free radicals, the resultant damage too can increase manifold.
Glutathione is an ideal adjuvant nutraceutical supplement for prevention, management and recovery.
Glutathione- An Anti-Inflammatory Agent
A lesser-known property of Glutathione as an anti-inflammatory agent was not in focus until most recent times. Research published in international journals is evaluating the possible role of Glutathione in protecting against the severe inflammation in the lungs triggered by the SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Glutathione is so important to our lungs that in its natural state, the fluid that lines our lungs have 140 times more Glutathione than that circulating in our blood. Since our respiratory system (nose, mouth, throat, and lungs) is the first to respond to outside threats like increased oxygen presence, infections, and toxic environment, the presence of Glutathione in the respiratory system is vitally important.
Maintaining a strong immune system is the key to avoid most infections. Our in-built immune system has different kinds of immune cells that fight in a synchronized manner while locating & destroying pathogens (microbes like bacteria, virus, fungi, etc.). The Glutathione molecules help identify these pathogens and generate anti-bodies which gives us long-term protection.”
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