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Glutathione (GSH) is a tripeptide composed of glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine, which contains sulfhydryl groups. It has antioxidant effect and integrated detoxification effect. The sulfhydryl group on cysteine is the active group of glutathione (therefore, glutathione is often abbreviated as g-sh), which is easy to combine with some drugs (such as paracetamol), toxins (such as free radicals, iodoacetic acid, mustard gas, lead, mercury, arsenic and other heavy metals), and has an integrated detoxification effect. Therefore, glutathione (especially glutathione in hepatocytes) can participate in biotransformation, so as to convert harmful toxins in the body into harmless substances and excrete them out of the body. Glutathione can also help maintain normal immune system function.
Glutathione drugs are widely used in clinic. In addition to chelating heavy metal, fluoride, mustard gas and other toxins, glutathione drugs are also used in hepatitis, hemolytic diseases, keratitis, cataract and retinal diseases as drugs for treatment or adjuvant treatment. In recent years, Western scientists, especially Japanese scholars, have found that glutathione has the function of inhibiting HIV .
The latest research also shows that GSH can correct the imbalance of acetylcholine and cholinesterase, play an anti allergic role, prevent skin aging and pigmentation, reduce the formation of melanin, improve the anti-oxidation capacity of the skin and make the skin shine. In addition, GSH also plays a very good role in the treatment of ocular membrane disease and the improvement of sexual function.
As an important antioxidant in the body, glutathione can eliminate free radicals in the body; Because GSH itself is easily oxidized by some substances, it can protect the sulfhydryl groups in many proteins and enzymes from being oxidized by harmful substances in vivo, thus ensuring the normal function of proteins, enzymes and other molecules; There is a large amount of glutathione in human red blood cells, which is of great significance to protect the thiol groups of proteins on the red blood cell membrane in the reduced state and prevent hemolysis.
Adding glutathione to food can play an unexpected role:
1. When added to flour products, it can play a reducing role. It not only reduces the time of making bread to one-half or one-third of the original time, but also greatly improves the labor conditions, and plays the role of strengthening food nutrition and other functions.
2. When added to yogurt and infant food, it is equivalent to vitamin C and can act as a stabilizer.
3. Mixing it into the fish cake can prevent the color from deepening.
4. Added to meat products, cheese and other foods, it has the effect of strengthening flavor.