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What is glutathione bound by

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I believe many people don't know what glutathione is made of


Glutathione is a tripeptide containing sulfhydryl group, which is combined by glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine. Glutathione has the function of antioxidation, integration and detoxification. Glutathione plays an important role in the biochemical defense system of human body, and has many physiological functions. Its main physiological function is to remove the free radicals in human body. As an important antioxidant in the body, glutathione can protect human body Many sulfhydryl groups in proteins and enzymes.


Its structure contains an active sulfhydryl sh, which is easy to be oxidized and dehydrogenated. This special structure makes it the main free radical scavenger in vivo. For example, when a small amount of H2O2 is generated in cells, GSH reduces H2O2 to H2O under the action of glutathione peroxidase. It is oxidized to GSSG, which is reduced to GSH by h under the action of glutathione reductase in liver and red blood cells. Glutathione can not only eliminate human free radicals, but also improve human immunity.


Glutathione has a strong protective effect on leukopenia and other symptoms caused by radiation and radiopharmaceuticals. Glutathione can combine with toxic compounds, heavy metal ions or carcinogens that enter the human body, and promote their discharge from the body, playing a role of neutralization and detoxification. Glutathione has a broad spectrum of detoxification, not only can be used in drugs, but also can be used as the base material of functional food, which is widely used in food safety, immunity enhancement, anti-tumor and other functional foods.