Arthritis, as a degenerative disease, can be caused by chronic inflammation. In turn, glutathione regulates the immune system, which leads to the direct consequence that if glutathione regulates the immune system, it also prevents or reduces joint inflammation.
The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and joint pain create physical exhaustion in patients, which further reduces their energy levels, generates more general feeling of tiredness, and produces weakness in their muscles. Glutathione fights this weakness, as it increases the body’s energy levels. When glutathione achieves this, patients with rheumatoid arthritis significantly improve their performance at work and still have enough energy to enjoy their day to day activities.
By promoting a balance in the immune response, Glutathione contributes significantly to the prevention of the progression of rheumatoid arthritis and helps to alleviate the signs and symptoms of the disease, provides relief in the pain of arthritis.
To put it simply, glutathione has anti-inflammatory properties, which prevent and alleviate joint problems.
"The activity of the glutathione-peroxidase-dependent enzyme (GSH-Px) in red blood cells, serum, and granulocytes was significantly lower in patients with rheumatoid arthritis ..."
A study about the activity of glutathione peroxidase in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and in normal subjects was conducted by Rheumatism Research Unit of the Orthopedic Hospital of Aarhus University in Denmark. It was observed that the activity of the glutathione-dependent enzyme peroxidase (GSH-Px) in red blood cells, serum and granulocytes was significantly lower in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.