Glutathione is an antioxidant produced in cells that is essential for healthy cells. It is made up of three amino acids: glutamine, glycine and cysteine. Glutathione has many benefits such as reducing oxidative stress, improving psoriasis; reducing cell damage in alcoholic and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; improving insulin resistance in older individuals; increasing mobility for people with peripheral artery disease; reducing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease; fighting against autoimmune disease and possibly reducing the impact of uncontrolled diabetes and reducing respiratory disease symptoms.

Foods containing sulfur help the body naturally produce glutathione. These foods include cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and bok choy; allium vegetables, such as garlic and onions; eggs; nuts; legumes; lean protein, such as fish and chicken; milk thistle, flaxseed, guso seaweed and whey.

Lack of sleep can deplete glutathione. Glutathione levels in the body may be reduced by a number of factors, including poor nutrition, environmental toxins, and stress. Its levels also decline with age. Taking a glutathione supplement can help in fighting free radicals and improving overall health and wellness. Take into account any other supplements or medication in use and consult with a health care practitioner if you have any concerns.