Glutathione is one of the most significant molecular structures your body uses to keep up proper liver health and cell function. Without it your liver’s two detoxification systems would be severely effected leading to liver dysfunction. Additionally, the health of every cell in human body is dependent upon glutathione. Your body uses this molecule to repair damage caused by stress, pollution, radiation, infection, drugs, poor diet, aging, injury, trauma, and burns. Yet many of us have never been aware of this tri-peptide.
Design and Function
Regardless of whether you believe we were created or evolved, most people agree that our bodies are amazing in design and function. For instance, nitric oxide which is an environmental pollutant is the master signaling molecule for the cardiovascular system. Your cardiovascular system couldn’t function properly without nitric oxide. It impacts brain and heart health, sexual health, blood pressure, diabetes and a host of other bodily functions.
Another environmental molecule that you could not live without is oxygen. Yet while oxygen is extremely needed for life, it creates free radicals that will literally destroy your body if left unchecked. Most of your energy is produced in the mitochondria of your cells through aerobic respiration. This process creates free radicals (unstable molecules) that will steal electrons from the cell walls and structures causing tissue damage unless antioxidants are present. Antioxidants are a class of molecules that freely give up their electrons to send back free radicals to stable molecules. The master antioxidant that is present in all cells is glutathione.