What are Antioxidants? - Foods With the Most Antioxidants
Glutathione is the master antioxidant and detoxifier of every cell in your body.
It is a tripeptide composed of three amino acids- cysteine, glutaminic acid and glycine. Glutathione is the most important antioxidant produced by the body. It prevents cellular damage caused by free radicals and peroxides. Some of its antioxidant functions in the body include:
- Maintaining vitamins C and E in their reduced, active forms
- Tightly regulating the production of hydrogen peroxide
- Neutralizing lipid peroxides-breakdown products of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) found in our cell membranes
- Assisting in making drugs and other toxic chemicals more water-soluble for easier excretion