Glutathione is an anti-inflammatory and is considered a "key antioxidant" in the functioning of cells.
Glutathione deficiency plays an important role in the aging process and in many disease states.
Lecithin is important to every living cell in the body. The liposomes (Essential Phosphlipids) in LipoCeutical Glutathione are derived from lecithin. The lecithin is derived from oil, not protein, extracted from soy. Soy allergens, if present in lecithin, would be found in the protein fraction. The possibility of allergic reaction to this product is low. Lecithin is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for human consumption with the "GRAS" (Generally Recognized as Safe) status.
Also known as glycerol, glycerin is used as a sweetener and as a preservative. Glycerol is a normal product of fat metabolism and is readily converted to glucose for metabolism. When the body uses stored fat as a source of energy, glycerol is released into the bloodstream. The glycerin used in LipoCeutical Glutathione is derived from palm oil. It is on the US Food and Drug Administration list of ingredients that are GRAS. Glycerin is used in toothpaste, mouthwash and cough syrups.
The other preservative, potassium sorbate, is used to prevent yeast and mold growth. It is extremely safe and is also used to preserve cheese, wine and baked goods. It is metabolized in the body to water and carbon dioxide. The potassium sorbate in this product is less than a quarter of a percent. (0.25%)