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Crowned the king of all antioxidants, glutathione is indeed an exceptional compound which nonetheless is often overlooked. Did you know, for example, that it plays a key role in the healthy functioning, equilibrium and defense of the body?

What is glutathione?

While it is known scientifically as the tripeptide gamma-glutamylcysteinylglycine, glutathione can be described simply as a natural compound present in many living organisms including humans.

Found at several levels in the human body, glutathione is present in our cells, and as we’ll discuss in this article, it fulfils a number of key roles. But first, a little precision is called for. There are actually two forms of glutathione: an oxidized form called GSSG, and a reduced form called GSH. The latter is often described as the active form and is the one used for supplementation purposes in reduced glutathione capsules.

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