What Are the Risks?
Regarding the safety of glutathione in the liver, it is said the levels of glutathione in the liver is critically lined to the liver’s capacity to detoxify. This means that the higher the glutathione content, the greater the liver’s capacity to detoxify harmful chemical like alcohol which can damage the liver, the concentration of glutathione in the liver is substantially reduced. This reduction makes the liver susceptible to damage.
Overall, taking glutathione or its precursors in reasonable amounts appears to be quite safe, although it should be avoided in people with milk protein allergies and in those who have received an organ transplant. There is also some concern, however, about the safety of taking glutathione for the one condition for which there is the greatest evidence of its usefulness: cancer.
Oral doses of up to 1000 milligrams daily are well tolerated. There are no reports of adverse reactions.
Before Using: Tell your doctor if you
- are taking medicine or are allergic to any medicine (prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) or dietary supplement)
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medicine
- are breastfeeding
- have other health problems, such as high blood pressure or heart or blood vessel disease