Life Extension Glutathione, Cysteine & C, 100 vege capsules

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L-cysteine is a conditionally essential amino acid, one of only three sulfur-containing amino acids, the others being taurine (which can be produced from L-cysteine) and L-methionine (from which L-cysteine can be produced in the body by a multi-step process). Cysteine plays a role in the sulfation cycle, acting as a sulfur donor in phase II detoxification and as a methyl donor in the conversion of homocysteine to methionine.1-3 Cysteine also helps synthesize glutathione, the body’s most important intracellular antioxidant and a vital detoxifier.4-7

Glutathione (L-gamma-glutamyl-L-cysteinyl-glycine) is a peptide molecule synthesized in the body from the three amino acids L-glutamic acid, L-cysteine and glycine. Glutathione is one of the body’s most important and powerful antioxidants,8 helping to detoxify xenobiotics.9-12 A major function of vitamin C is to keep glutathione in its reduced form so that it can continue to provide free radical-quenching effects.13-16

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a white, crystalline, water-soluble substance found in citrus fruits. As an antioxidant, vitamin C scavenges free radicals in the body and protects tissues from oxidative stress.17-24 Vitamin C also promotes the absorption of iron, while preventing its oxidation.25,26 Vitamin C is a vital cofactor to the formation of collagen, the connective tissue that supports arterial walls, skin, bones, and teeth.20-22


Glutathione for a fairer and healthier complexion

Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 vegetarian capsule

Amount Per Serving

Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)

500 mg

Setria® L-Glutathione (reduced)

50 mg

L-Cysteine Hydrochloride

200 mg

Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), rice bran, microcrystalline cellulose, silica.


Setria® is a registered trademark of KYOWA HAKKO BIO Co., Ltd.

Dosage and Use
  • Take one (1) capsule one to three times daily on an empty stomach, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
  • Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
  • When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.


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