February 11, 2016


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What other names is Glutathione known by?

Gamma-Glutamylcysteinylglycine, Gamma-L-Glutamyl-L-Cysteinylglycine, Gamma-L-Glutamyl-L-Cystéinylglycine, Glutathion, Glutatión, L-Gamma-Glutamyl-L-Cysteinyl-Glycine, L-Gamma-Glutamyl-L-Cystéinyl-Glycine, L-Glutathion, L-Glutathione, GSH, N-(N-L-gamma-Glutamyl-L-cysteinyl)glycine.

What is Glutathione?

Glutathione is a substance produced naturally by the liver. It is also present in fruits, vegetables, and meats.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Reducing side effects of chemotherapy treatments for cancer, when given by injection into the veins.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Treating lung diseases by inhaling (breathing in) glutathione, use as an injection into the veins to treat infertility in men, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, anemia in people on hemodialysis, or clogging of the arteries (atherosclerosis). When taken by mouth for cataracts, glaucoma, preventing aging, treating or preventing alcoholism, asthma, cancer, heart disease, high cholesterol levels, liver problems, AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, osteoarthritis, or Parkinson's disease.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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