Glutathione is composed of glutamate, cysteine, and glycine and is present in almost every cell of the body. Glutathione is widely and directly involved in many functional activities in the human body, and plays a role in detoxification, thereby protecting living cells. Glutathione determines the activation and inhibition of enzyme activity. Glutathione activates a variety of enzymes involved in the metabolism of sugars, fats, and proteins. The thiol group on the cysteine in the drug component is an active group, and has detoxification effects by combining various chemical substances such as paracetamol, free radicals, iodoacetic acid, mustard gas, heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and arsenic, and their metabolites. In particular, it has a significant effect on the cell survival and differentiation inhibition of lead. Glutathione
has a broad-spectrum detoxification effect. It can be used not only as a drug for detoxification, but also as a base for functional foods. It is widely used in functional foods such as anti-aging, immunity enhancement, and anti-tumor.