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Glutathione and Diabetes

Posted on October 5, 2014 | No Comments on Glutathione and Diabetes

Glutathione or Gluta for short is famous by word among Filipinos today because of its popularity as a whitening agent used by celebrities and rich people. To a country crazy and desperate to having a white skin, gluta products have sprouted in the market in different forms from soaps, to lotions and pills. But more than this whitening side effect of Glutathione, this molecule actually serves as the mother of all oxidants in the body, which is naturally produced by the body. Technically speaking, it is a tri-peptide of the amino acids cysteine, glycine and glutamine, which is plays an important role in the repair of DNA, immune system enhancement and the detoxification.

Diabetics have low glutathione levels which make them weak against oxidative stress which further complicates the disease because it can lead to cellular damage and the development of insulin resistant cells. Glutathione helps diabetic patients by reinforcing the body’s antioxidant system to help fight the disease better. It does not treat diabetes but helps prevent its complications such as cataracts, heart disease, stroke, and kidney diseases.

The use of Glutathione among diabetics therefore is not meant for aesthetic purposes or for making the skin look whiter. It helps in combating the disease by improving the body’s immune system and helping the body rid of toxins and oxidative stress.

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