Glutathione Peroxidase

Definition of Glutathione Peroxidase:

A family of antioxidant enzymes containing selenium which are important in the reduction of different hydroperoxides, including hydrogen peroxide which is involved in the irritation of the gastrointestinal tract and increase in perspiration.

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Adult Acne

...recommendation Vitamin E
“...Male acne patients have significantly decreased levels of erythrocyte glutathione peroxidase, which normalizes with vitamin E and selenium treatment...”

Antioxidant Requirement

...the condition
“...Some elements found in the diet exert their in vivo antioxidant effects as metallo-enzymes such as selenium (as part of glutathione peroxidase) and copper (as part of superoxide dismutases)...”
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“...Glutathione acts as an antioxidant and detoxicant and is involved with the selenium-containing enzyme glutathione peroxidase.  Glutathione is also involved in amino acid transport across cell membranes and is a powerful free radical scavenger and antioxidant that removes unwanted substances from the...”

Liver Detoxification Phase II Support a treatment
“...Vitamin E and selenium are cofactors for glutathione peroxidase activity as well as being powerful antioxidants in themselves...”
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Liver Detoxification Profile a treatment
“...In addition, glutathione, glutathione peroxidase, superoxide dismutase, plasma cysteine, and plasma sulfate are assessed from fasting blood specimens.”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...recommendation Gotu Kola
“Known for its remarkable wound healing properties, centella has been found to induce levels of antioxidants in wounds and newly-formed tissue, including superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, vitamin E, and vitamin C...”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

...recommendation Selenium
“...Selenium plays an important role as an antioxidant and serves as the mineral cofactor in the free-radical scavenging enzyme glutathione peroxidase.  This enzyme is also important in reducing the production of inflammatory compounds that cause much of the damage to tissues seen in rheumatoid arthritis...”
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