Glutathione, (aka. The mother of antioxidants) is a multitasking wonder-antioxidant, beneficial in treating everything from chemotherapy side effects1 to signs of ageing.
Often, patients who receive glutathione in their IV treatments report brighter skin4. This effect is due to the antioxidant’s act of inhibiting melanin production, although the detoxification of the liver and its antioxidant properties are undoubtedly other contributing factors to an enhanced complexion (and the other frequently reported side effect of increased energy).
Although the health benefits of glutathione on diseases such as autism, Parkinson’s5 and cancer have been widely studied, its longevity and anti-aging effects6 are still relatively new areas around which there is yet to be a scientific consensus, so more studies are needed in this area to investigate the anecdotal claims.
1. （Preventive effect of mecobalamin combined with glutathione on neurotoxicity induced by FOLFOX4 chemotherapy，2016）
2. （Effects of N-acetylcysteine, oral glutathione (GSH) and a novel sublingual form of GSH on oxidative stress markers: A comparative crossover study.，2015）
3. （Glutathione Is a Key Player in Metal-Induced Oxidative Stress Defenses，2012）
4. （Glutathione as an oral whitening agent: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.，2012）
5. （Glutathione Metabolism and Parkinson’s Disease，2013）
6. （Glutathione and its antiaging and antimelanogenic effects，2017）