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Glutathione's Oral Absorption Abilities Discussed in New Podcast

April 11, 2011

New York, NY – It is widely known in medical and nutrition circles that glutathione is the body’s master antioxidant because it is found in every cell and is crucial for detoxification, immune support and fighting free radicals. In a podcast interview with peer-reviewed Natural Medicine Journal, naturopathic physician Lise Alschuler, N.D., confirms that this crucial antioxidant can be absorbed orally as a supplement.

hIn the interview, Dr. Alschuler provides an overview of glutathione and how it works in the body, discusses its ability to be absorbed orally and outlines the differences between supplementing with oral glutathione compared to precursor supplements.

“Glutathione is a tripeptide and when it’s ingested, can be absorbed and utilized by the liver, intact, to help with the detoxification process. It can also be absorbed elsewhere in the body, ending up in target tissues like the heart and muscle or broken up into three amino acids that are all absorbed separately and then come back together in the tissue,” said Dr. Alschuler. “This oral absorption of glutathione has been shown and documented in humans.”

Natural Medicine Journal’s publisher Karolyn Gazella said, “Natural Medicine Journal launched this podcast feature to help our readers get the latest scientific information in a format that works best for them. We know our readers include naturopathic physicians, researchers and students; providing information in a variety of multimedia formats ensures they can get the latest news and information relevant to the natural medicine community.”

The approximately 12-minute podcast is available until April 30. It can be found here:

A link is also available at

About Dr. Alschuler

Lise Alschuler, N.D., FABNO, is a naturopathic physician with Board certification in naturopathic oncology. She practices naturopathic oncology at Naturopathic Specialists LLC - New Hampshire, specializing in prevention and naturopathic care for people who have been affected by cancer in their lives. Dr. Alschuler has authored many articles in professional and popular press publications
and co-authored “The Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Healing,” 3rd Edition (Celestial Arts, 2010). She is also the co-creator of the Cancer Thrivers Initiative. Dr. Alschuler is the immediate past-President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She is also the Vice President of Quality and Education at Emerson Ecologics, which provides healthcare professionals with the highest quality nutritional supplements. She is an expert on glutathione oral absorption. 

About Kyowa Hakko USA

Kyowa Hakko is an international health ingredients manufacturer and world leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and food products. Kyowa is the maker of branded ingredients including Cognizin(R) Citicoline, Hydrafend(TM) Hyaluronic Acid, Lumistor(R) L-Hydroxyproline, Setria(R) Glutathione, Kyowa CoQ10(TM) as well as Sustamine(TM) L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine.

Setria Glutathione is a tripeptide of three amino acids and found in every cell in the body. Known as the “master antioxidant,” glutathione fights free radical damage, helps to support the liver so it can detoxify the body, as well as promotes a healthy immune system.  For more information on Setria, visit

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