Category Archives: Glutathione

Simple Ways to Boost Antioxidant Defences

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More Health Benefits for Dairy: Glutathione

Glutathione is an important cellular antioxidant in animals. In humans, glutathione concentrations are associated with mortality, and evidence suggests that cellular levels of glutathione are pivotal to good health. Glutathione does not work as an antioxidant in isolation, but forms … Continue reading

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Free Radical Recycling and The Eye

Free radicals are chemicals that possess an unpaired electron in their outer orbital. This chemical structure makes them reactive and interaction with other chemicals can cause the free radical to gain an electron. Such interactions reduce and stabilise the free … Continue reading

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Vitamin E and Insulin Sensitivity

Obesity is increasingly being seen a condition that is associated with inflammation and oxidative stress. In turn, oxidative stress is implicated in the complications of type 2 diabetes. This association is highlighted in research that shows that plasma vitamin C … Continue reading

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Tuna: A Good Source of Selenium?

Selenium is an important trace mineral in human nutrition. Selenium is perhaps best know as a cofactor for the enzyme glutathione peroxidase, an important component of the cellular reductive system. The glutathione reducing system (which includes glutathione, glutathione reductase, glutathione … Continue reading

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Antioxidant Nutrients and Hearing Loss

The role of antioxidant nutrients in human health is now well established. A number of antioxidants are produced endogenously in humans, the most well known cellular antioxidant being the glutathione system. Cellular levels of glutathione are inversely associated with all … Continue reading

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Antioxidant Synergism

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Antioxidant Defences: Get Your Cysteine

Glutathione is a tripeptide synthesised from cysteine, glutamic acid and glycine. Glutathione is the primary water soluble antioxidant in both animal and plant tissues and in this role it protects cells from damage by oxidative stress. Glutathione can function as … Continue reading

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Selenium Repletion in Humans

  Selenium repletion is the re-establishment of correct selenium status. It is known that the Western diet is typically deficient in selenium. As a result many of the individuals within such populations are deficient in the mineral. Clark’s seminal study … Continue reading

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Synthetic Vitamins

Reference to synthetic vitamins is in fact a misnomer, because all vitamins are synthesised and therefore synthetic. To clarify terminologies, it should be stated that plants generally synthesise vitamins using enzymes in metabolic pathways, whereas man synthesises vitamins using chemical … Continue reading

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