Glutathione & Deficiency
Glutathione is the very essential substance which is produced in our liver naturally. But sometimes our body is unable to produce it. It is very normal that when we get older, our body does not work correctly. Then Glutathione deficiency occurs in our body. Glutathione contains three amino acids such as cysteine, glutamate and glycine which help other nutrients and antioxidants in their particular function. So, when Glutathione deficiency occurs in our body, then our all over body function gets affected. Several types of problems may occur because of this.

Why Glutathione deficiency occurs?
First of all the primary reason of Glutathione deficiency is the age. Younger people can also become a victim of Glutathione deficiency. Though the production of Glutathione decreases in our body cells as we get older, it can affect one in the age of 20 also. Secondly, we are these days living in an extremely polluted environment. We are maintaining a food habit from which we are not getting proper nutrients. This is the other reason of Glutathione deficiency. Sometimes Glutathione deficiency is considered as inherit disease also that means gene can carry it. Research says that mutation in GSS gene is responsible for this disorder . GSS gene provides an enzyme called Glutathione Synthetase which produces an antioxidant called Glutathione. Glutathione protects our body cells from damage. Mutation in GSS is the reason for not providing the adequate amount of Glutathione, which is essential for our body cells.

Symptoms of Glutathione deficiency:
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Brain fog
  • Dry skin
  • Rashes and dark patches on skin
  • Sleep disorder
  • Frequent Clods
  • Depression
  • Weakness and lack of energy.

Impact on body:
Glutathione deficiency has awful effect on our body, and those may lead to various diseases:

  • It can increase oxidative stress
  • The ability of detoxification can be decreased.
  • Inability to repair DNA
  • Cell mutation can occur
  • Cell membrane gets weak
  • Colon starts to store more toxins
  • Cell death can occur
  • Body cells get weak to absorb vitamin, protein, oxygen and other nutrients.

There is some other harmful effect of Glutathione deficiency.


  • Research has shown that low glutathione is very dangerous for the persons who have HIV/AIDS, cancer. The level of Glutathione can predict how long an HIV patient can survive. It also helps to know about the side effects of chemotherapy that a patient can tolerate.

  • Glutathione deficiency may cause Asthma, Alzheimer, Cancer , Cataract, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Glaucoma, Macular degeneration, Autoimmune Disorder, Skin Disorder, Dry skin, all disease of the liver, all disease related to digestive system, Hepatitis, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia and many more.

Treatment of Glutathione deficiency:
There are some treatments to increase the level of Glutathione. We can get Glutathione from some foods which contain sulphur, but that may not be enough for the body. We can raise the level of Glutathione by using intravenous injection.