Thanks for bringing your question to dLife.
Glutathione is peptide produced by the body. It act as an antioxidant to protect the cells from harmful oxidation.
Supplementing has been difficult, as research suggests that glutathione taken orally is not well absorbed across the GI tract. However, plasma and liver glutathione concentrations can be raised by oral administration of S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe). Unfortunately, the Natural Standards reference on integrative medicine indicates:
Possibly Unsafe: When used in patients with diabetes due to the potential to reduce blood glucose. It is advisable to more closely monitor blood glucose levels
However, with dietary supplements it is often not clear what the optimal doses are to balance efficacy and safety. Preparation of products may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, and from batch to batch within one manufacturer.
Most Recent Food and Nutrition Questions:
*** All information contained on dLife.com is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Our Expert Q&A is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for consultation with a qualified medical professional or for professional medical advice related to diabetes or another medical condition. Please contact your physician or medical professional with any questions and concerns about your medical condition.
Browse Questions by Category
- All Categories (6563)
- Blood Glucose Monitoring (807)
- Children's Issues (125)
- Coping And Emotional Issues (140)
- Dental Issues (0)
- Exercise (187)
- Food and Nutrition (1028)
- Gestational Diabetes (47)
- Heart Disease and Diabetes (81)
- Insulin (488)
- Insurance and Financial Issues (63)
- Kidney Disease (101)
- Men's Issues (51)
- Neuropathy (196)
- Newly Diagnosed (231)
- Oral Medications (335)
- Other (629)
- Prediabetes (149)
- Pumping Issues (74)
- Sexual Issues (32)
- Type 1 (456)
- Type 2 (951)
- Vision (53)
- Weight Issues (213)
- Women's Issues (115)