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Glutathione-SR

sustained-release glutathione for essential antioxidant support*

  • available exclusively from Thorne Research
  • sustained-release glutathione for optimal blood levels*
  • an important breakthrough in glutathione supplementation - the sustained-release formula allows twice-daily supplementation
  • the body's most important antioxidant and detoxification factor*

Item Product Size Price
SA540 Glutathione-SR 60 Vegetarian Capsules $40.85

Product Information

Reduced glutathione (GSH) occurs naturally in all human cells. GSH is a cofactor for dozens of enzymes involved in detoxification.* As an antioxidant, it directly quenches several reactive oxygen species (free radicals).* Numerous structures and functions in the body receive benefit from maintaining normal levels of glutathione, such as hepatic support, pulmonary health, immune function, bowel health, carbohydrate metabolism, cardiovascular health, cognitive health, and eye health.*

The liver is the largest reservoir for glutathione in the body. A potent endogenous antioxidant, glutathione is essential for phase I and phase II liver detoxification.* Unfortunately, lifestyle issues and conditions that negatively affect liver health usually result in a decreased amount of liver glutathione.

Maintaining optimal levels of glutathione appears to be important for supporting cognitive function, especially as we age.* The normal process of aging is associated with a decrease in glutathione regulation, which can result in increased oxidative activity.* Less than optimum levels of glutathione are observed in individuals experiencing a decline in cognitive function.* Conversely, individuals living over 100 years tend to have higher glutathione reductase activity.*

A common mistaken belief is that glutathione is not well absorbed when it's taken orally, but significant data confirms it is efficiently absorbed across the intestinal epithelium by a specific uptake system.*

Glutathione-SR from Thorne Research represents an important breakthrough in glutathione supplementation. Absorption of oral glutathione can be affected by stomach acid or enzymes in the duodenum, which can break glutathione into its amino acid components. However, the sustained-release properties of Thorne Research's Glutathione-SR protect it from stomach acid and digestive enzymes, allowing slower release and a more steady level in the blood of this essential nutrient.*

Ingredients

One Capsule Contains:
Glutathione (Reduced)* 175 mg.


Other Ingredients: High and low viscosity hydroxypropyl methylcellulose and MagnesiumCitrateLaurate (Time-Sorb*), Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.

*Glutathione complexed with Time-SorbŪ, a time-release matrix.

Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule two to three times daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner.
Please read the warnings for this product on the warnings tab.

Statements and Warnings

ALLERGY WARNINGS
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

EXCIPIENT FREE
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, or magnesium, calcium, or vegetable stearates.

PREGNANCY WARNING
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

INTERACTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS
There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.


Health-Care Professional Resources

Heavy Metal Toxicity and Detoxification Webinar

Walter Crinnion, ND, professor and Director of the Environmental Medicine Center for Excellence at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and one of the foremost experts on environmental medicine, presents an enlightening and entertaining examination of the diagnosis and treatment of heavy metal toxicity

Nutritional Therapy For Hepatitis C Webinar

Lyn Patrick, ND, presents a comprehensive lecture on the treatment of hepatitis C. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3.2 million people in the U.S. are infected with hepatitis C. This 1.5 hour lecture is a very thorough examination of both allopathic and naturopathic modalities, including a wealth of information from Dr. Patrick's 25 years of clinical practice and her involvement in Hepatitis C Caring Ambassadors, a national organization of hepatitis C experts. She is also a contributing editor of Alternative Medicine Review and contributing author of Hepatitis C Choices, 4th Edition, a comprehensive book that addresses all aspects of hepatitis C and its treatment.

Clinical Applications of Urinary Organic Acids - Markers of Detoxification Status Webinar

Richard Lord, PhD, from Metametrix Laboratory, discusses the use of urinary organic acids testing as it relates to detoxification. This presentation includes biochemical background information as well as valuable clinical presentations. Dr. Lord is Chief Science Officer at Metametrix Institute and co-author of Laboratory Evaluations For Integrative and Functional Medicine.

Mitochondrial Nutrients For Brain Vitality Webinar

Parris Kidd, PhD, provides a lively discussion of the research on essential nutrients for brain function, including CoQ10, lipoic acid, acetyl-L-carnitine, phosphatidylserine, benfotiamine, vitamin B12, folate, glutathione, and more. Proper function of ATP-generating mitochondria is essential to the health of every cell in the body, particularly in brain and nerve cells, and a number of nutrient cofactors are necessary for mitochondrial ATP production. Other nutrients have been researched for their ability to protect mitochondria from damage and enhance mitochondrial activity and brain function.

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