NOW Foods Glutathione 500mg - 30 Vege Capsules

30 Veg capsules
Now Foods Glutathione 500mg 30 Veg Caps

Glutathione is a linear tripeptide composed of cysteine, glycine, and glutamic acid. Found and manufactured in every cell of the body, the highest concentrations of glutathione are found in the heart, muscles, and liver. Known as the master antioxidant, it helps protect the DNA and RNA of the cells from free radical damage. Glutathione is essential for liver detoxification and healthy immune defences.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 30


Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

Glutathione (Reduced Form)

500 mg


Milk Thistle Extract
   (Silybum marianum) (Fruit/Seeds) (Standardized
   to 80 mg Silymarin Flavonoids - equivalent 80%)

100 mg


Alpha Lipoic Acid

50 mg


† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose capsule), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Silicon Dioxide.

Suggested Use

Take 1 capsule daily, preferably with meals.


Being the most abundant antioxidant in the body, glutathione plays diverse roles in ensuring overall health. Glutathione protects the cell structures and functions, especially DNA and RNA by trapping free radicals. It also protects the cells from the harmful effects of stress, poor food quality, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, and insufficient sleeping hours. Glutathione complex is involved in energising the body by assisting in the conversion of carbohydrates into useful energy. This super antioxidant upholds immune system functions by stimulating CD8 cells and promoting antigen presentation. A healthy immune system means stronger defences against common infections and health problems related to extreme weather changes. The best glutathione supplement helps the liver to achieve effective liver detox. It neutralises the toxins from heavy metals, car exhaust, alcoholism, cigarette smoke, industrial chemicals, pesticides, and from hepato-toxic drugs. Glutathione stimulates the secretion of bile to facilitate digestion of fats. For its actions on restoring energy and rejuvenating the skin, glutathione supplements are used as anti-aging pills. Glutathione cream and injections are also used by dermatologist to restore normal skin tone. Considered as the mother of all antioxidants, glutathione enhances the antioxidant activities of Vitamin C and E, and beta carotene.

Glutathione Peroxidase (GSH) or simply Glutathione is the most abundant and one of the strongest natural antioxidants in the body. It is considered as a tripeptide, since it is comprised of three amino acids including glycine, glutamic acid, and cysteine. The glutathione complex is manufactured in all the cells in the body, with the highest concentration in the lungs, liver, and intestinal tract. The liver stores the largest amount of GSH is stored in the liver, where it effectively works on removing the toxins away from the body through bile excretion. From the liver, GSH is also supplied to the red blood cells and white blood cells so the immune system maintains its disease-fighting ability. Non-clinical studies suggest that glutathione exhibits anti-aging effects. Decrease in glutathione levels occurs with age, making all the cells prone to oxidative stress and increasing the risk of fat oxidation. Glutathione deficiency may produce devastating effects to the liver, immune system, vision, and cardiovascular system. Depletion of GSH also alters nervous system functions and may cause memory loss, mental health problems, lack of balance, and uncoordinated movements. In these cases, glutathione is available in food sources and supplements. The best food sources of glutathione are asparagus, avocado, grapefruit, watermelon, strawberries, oranges, spinach, tomato, and many other fruits and vegetables.