What is glutathione?
Glutathione is a tripeptide molecule consisting of glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine that is found in all cells of the body. It may play a function as an antioxidant, to help scavenge free radicals and reactive oxygen species generated by oxidative metabolism. Glutathione might also play a role in the detoxification of xenobiotics and carcinogens.
Glutathione is generally synthesized in the liver from its constituent amino acids. It is then transported to other tissues, where it might function to help support cells from the damaging effects of oxidative stress. Glutathione levels might get depleted by a variety of factors, including exposure to toxins, stress, and poor nutrition.
Dietary consumption of glutathione precursors, such as cysteine and glycine, may help with some glutathione levels.
In addition to its role as an antioxidant, glutathione could also play a role for detoxification. The liver may use glutathione to neutralize toxins and carcinogens in the body before they are excreted. It could also be used to help to assist in regenerating other antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E once they have performed their function within a cell.
The role of phospholipids
Phospholipids can be described as one specific kind of lipid molecule that we can find in all cell membranes of our organism. Phospholipids are commonly made up of two types of fatty acids, including a phosphate group, and a glycerol molecule. These fatty acids help to stabilize the phospholipid molecule, and the phosphate group gives it polarity, meaning that it can interact with water. This makes phospholipids ideal for forming cell membranes, which are essential for protecting cells and facilitating communication between them.
Cell membranes are made up of a double layer of phospholipids, with the hydrophilic (water-loving) heads of the molecules facing outwards and the hydrophobic (water-hating) tails facing inwards. This arrangement can help prevent water and other small molecules from entering or leaving cells, while still allowing larger molecules like proteins to pass through.
Phospholipids are also an important part of cellular signaling pathways. For example, when a cell is stimulated by a hormone, ions like calcium can flow into the cell through channels formed by phospholipids. This change in ion concentration may then trigger a series of events that result in the cell taking action, such as releasing enzymes or producing new proteins.
Liposomal glutathione 1000 mg
The Codeage team is happy to introduce its Codeage Liposomal Glutathione 1000 mg supplement. This L-Glutathione 1000 mg formula features a liposomal blend and phospholipids.
The glutathione complex offered in this product provides 1000 mg per serving of reduced L-Glutathione. It also contains phospholipids from non-GMO sunflower oil and lecithin. This glutathione 1000 supplement is vegan, and non-GMO.