The antioxidant glutathione is an important part of the immune system and plays a role in detoxification. It is also a potent antiviral and antibacterial agent.
Glutathione is produced naturally in the body and is available as a dietary supplement. However, oxidative stress from environmental toxins, drugs, heavy metals, and the normal aging process can deplete levels of this substance. In addition, certain diseases, including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, have been linked to low glutathione levels.
Researchers have developed a number of methods to increase the amount of glutathione in the body, including using various types of supplements. However, a major challenge has been increasing the amount of glutathione that crosses the hydrophobic plasma membrane to reach the cell.
Nano glutathione is the first non-liposomal, nano-sized form of this powerful antioxidant. In a clinical study, a single dose of this liquid formulation significantly elevated GSHLysate and GSSGTotal in the blood. This was achieved through the use of a proprietary delivery technology referred to as orobuccal absorption.
This unique method of delivery increases the bioavailability of glutathione by allowing it to penetrate the gastrointestinal tract more effectively. The results of this research indicate that orobuccal absorption can be used to enhance the efficacy of glutathione in healthy people. In addition, orobuccal absorption can help to reduce the risk of toxicity from the oral supplementation of reduced glutathione.