Glutathione is the most important antioxidant internally manufactured by the human body itself. Levels in the body are depleted by many factors such as poor nutrition and chronic illness (such as infections). In the past it was impossible to increase levels in the body by supplementing with regular glutathione. However, acetyl-glutathione is an effective oral supplement for increasing the body stores of this vital substance, and is more effective than lipoic acid or N-acetyl cysteine for increasing these body stores. Many people notice an immediate improvement in energy and in immune function as a result of taking this supplement.
It has been found that Acetyl-glutathione is well-absorbed by mouth. Once in the body it is transported to all tissues of the body. There it has remarkable anti-aging effects, anti-viral effects, anti-inflammatory effects, and in some studies an effect on some cancers. More and more is being discovered about this remarkable compound.