Balance in Healthcare

The Antioxidant System and Balance

Author(s): James David Adams * .

Pp: 82-96 (15)

DOI: 10.2174/9789814998963121010007

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The body is protected by glutathione, the most important antioxidant. Glutathione protects the body from oxidative stress, hydrogen peroxide toxicity and lipid peroxidation. Patients seek dietary antioxidants to help with their health. Lifestyle changes such as daily exercise and getting rid of excess weight help maintain glutathione and health.

Keywords: Antioxidants, Catalase, Gamma-glutamyl transferase, – Glutaredoxin, Glutathione peroxidase, Glutathione, Hydrogen peroxide, Isoprostane, Peroxiredoxin, Pyroglutamate, Vitamin E.

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