Glutathione (GSH) is deservedly known as one of the most powerful antioxidants in existence. A naturally-occurring compound, glutathione helps to neutralise free radicals in the body and tackle the scourge of oxidative stress. Sadly for us, natural production declines as we hit our thirties – which is why many resort to supplementation.

Oftentimes, nutrients need co-factors to maximise their effectiveness. Think about the elaborate interplay between vitamin D and vitamin K, for example; research indicates that both nutrients work synergistically to optimise one’s health, particularly bone and heart health.

To best absorb plant-based iron, meanwhile, you need to pair it with vitamin C. There are many other such examples.

In this article, we aim to explore nutrient pairings involving glutathione, to help you get the most out of your glutathione intake. We will do so with particular reference to a comprehensive 2019 paper published in the journal Nutrients, a joint-effort by the Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine Graduate Program at the University of Western States and the BCNH College of Nutrition and Health.

As noted in the paper, “Nutritional interventions, including amino acids, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and foods can have important effects on circulating glutathione which may translate to clinical benefit.”

If you’ve ever wondered what to combine glutathione with, you’ve come to the right place.