L-Glutathione + N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, by ProHealth, contains 50 mg of glutathione in its active reduced form, in addition to its precursor N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine amino acid.L-Glutathione+N-Acetyl L-Cysteine provides Glutathione, a biologically active, naturally-occurring tripeptide composed of L-Cysteine, L-Glutamic Acid, and Glycine; and N-Acetylcysteine, a valuable precursor in the body for intracellular Glutathione.
Reduced refers to the non-oxidized form of L-Glutathione. L-Glutathione is a potent antioxidant and works in the liver to protect the body from harmful substances. It also functions as a precursor to glutathione peroxidase, a key antioxidant enzyme, which protects against lipid peroxidation (fats turning rancid).*
L-cysteine is a conditionally essential amino acid, one of only three sulfur-containing amino acids, the others being taurine (which can be produced from L-cysteine) and L-methionine (from which L-cysteine can be produced in the body by a multi-step process).
Cysteine plays a role in the sulfation cycle, acting as a sulfur donor in phase II detoxification and as a methyl donor in the conversion of homocysteine to methionine. Cysteine also helps synthesize glutathione, the body’s most important intracellular antioxidant and a vital detoxifier.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary.