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Choline

Choline Introduction Choline is an essential nutrient that is naturally present in some foods and available as a dietary supplement. Choline is a source of methyl groups needed for many steps in metabolism. The body needs choline to synthesize phosphatidylcholine and sphingomyelin, two major phospholipids vital for cell membranes. Therefore, all plant and animal cells… Continue reading Choline

Choline’s role in maintaining liver function: new evidence for epigenetic mechanisms

Choline’s role in maintaining liver function: new evidence for epigenetic mechanisms Abstract Purpose of review—Humans eating diets low in choline develop fatty liver and liver damage. Rodents fed choline–methionine-deficient diets not only develop fatty liver, but also progress to develop fibrosis and hepatocarcinoma. This review focuses on the role of choline in liver function, with… Continue reading Choline’s role in maintaining liver function: new evidence for epigenetic mechanisms

Efficacy of glutathione for the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: an open-label, single-arm, multicenter, pilot study

Efficacy of glutathione for the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: an open-label, single-arm, multicenter, pilot study Abstract Background: Glutathione plays crucial roles in the detoxification and antioxidant systems of cells and has been used to treat acute poisoning and chronic liver diseases by intravenous injection. This is a first study examining the therapeutic effects… Continue reading Efficacy of glutathione for the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: an open-label, single-arm, multicenter, pilot study

19 Potential Benefits of Glutathione + Side Effects

19 Potential Benefits of Glutathione + Side Effects What is Glutathione? Why do Some Call it “the Master Antioxidant?” Glutathione (GSH) is your body’s strongest antioxidant. It has an enormous capacity to combat oxidative stress and neutralize harmful free radicals. Chemically speaking, glutathione is a tripeptide made up of 3 amino acids Glutamic acid Cysteine… Continue reading 19 Potential Benefits of Glutathione + Side Effects

The Importance and Regulation of Hepatic Glutathione

The Importance and Regulation of Hepatic Glutathione Glutathione plays a key role in the liver in detoxification reactions and in regulating the thiol-disulfide status of the cell. Glutathione synthesis is regulated mainly by the availability of precursor cysteine and the concentration of glutathione itself which feeds back to regulate its own synthesis. Degradation of hepatic… Continue reading The Importance and Regulation of Hepatic Glutathione

What is Torula Yeast?

What Is Torula Yeast? Torula yeast is a type of yeast, one of about 1,500 types of tiny, single-celled fungi. Edible torula yeast grows on wood alcohols. When deactivated and dried, it looks like a tan powder and can be packaged and sold in health and nutrition stores. It adds a smoky, umami flavor to… Continue reading What is Torula Yeast?