30 Day Supply
Setria® L-Glutathione 200 mg
N Acetyl-L-Cysteine 500 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 50 mg
Acetyl L-Carnitine 100 mg
Ubiquinol CoQ10 15 mg
Milk Thistle Seed Extract 50 mg
BioPerine® 5 mg
Selenium 50 mcg
Vitamin C 200 mg
Vitamin D 1000 IU
Vitamin E 50 IU
Vitamin K 100 mcg
Vitamin B2 5 mg
Vitamin B6 10 mg
Vitamin B9 Folate (5-MTHF) 400 mcg
Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) 400 mcg
GSH Gold Review
GSH Gold is the best glutathione supplement available, and it’s clear to see why. They don’t use proprietary blends, fillers or dyes, a rarity in supplements these days.
The mantra of this supplement is ‘Top Quality Ingredients in Robust Amounts‘. Not only is it the most comprehensive glutathione enhancing formula we’ve seen, the value is remarkable!
GSH Gold is the new standard in immune health supplements. Their commitment to quality is evident in every single ingredient. Using industry leading Setria® L-glutathione, GSH precursors and BioPerine® for enhanced nutrient absorption.
Yes we are affiliated with GSH Gold, but that doesn’t influence our view of the product. We firmly believe it is the best overall glutathione supplement on the market.
30 Day Supply
Calcium Ascorbate 250 mg
L-Glutamine 750 mg
N Acetylcysteine 375 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 75 mg
Proprietary Blend 488 mg
Max GXL Review
488 mg’s of “Proprietary Blended Ingredients” is the first thing to take notice of, it is the number one warning sign of an inferior supplement. What really caught my eye was the 750 mg of L-Glutamine. A precursor to endogenous Glutathione production, but when supplemented it can actually be quite harmful. Advised only for the most extreme athletes to improve muscle energy, for the vast majority of people it can be quite hazardous. Accumulating and converting itself into an excitotoxin.
Max GXL does have NAC and ALA which are fantastic precursors to supplement in order to boost Glutathione levels, this boost is quite short lived. Without improving Glutathione levels directly, the benefits of NAC are mostly wasted and only enhance GSH levels for a short time. This supplement is far too expensive for how little you get out of it, a glamorized waste of money.
30 x 10 gram servings
Whey Protein Isolate
A hundred dollars seems quite steep for a simple whey protein isolate; and it is. The first thing you will notice when you go to buy Immunocal is that they suggest you also take the “Daily Essentials Pack” in order to get the necessary Vitamins and Minerals your body needs.
While the 30 packets of whey protein seem like a great idea at first, mixing it up day after day makes it very difficult to comply. Especially when you need a myriad of supplements in order to get all the necessary precursors and nutrients required to effectively produce Glutathione and promote cellular health.
2-8 Week Supply
N Acetylcysteine 350 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 75 mg
L-Glutamine 300 mg
Milk Thistle 80% 100 mg
Adeeva has the same problems as Max GXL but is far more affordable. A reflection on just how overpriced multi-level marketed products are. They certainly do make it a lot harder to find out the entire ingredient list though, so there are potentially many unlisted ingredients you won’t know about until you have the bottle in your hands.
L-Glutamine is the star ingredient in Adeeva just like Max GXL, meaning unless you are a professional athlete you should probably stay away from it. The one redeeming quality aside from the NAC and ALA is the fact that they incorporate Milk Thistle. The Silymarin in Milk Thistle is a great supplement to enhance liver health and promote Glutathione production.
I wouldn’t support buying this supplement, but if you are already taking Max GXL I would suggest trying this instead. You will save a fair bit of money and receive the same minimal health benefits.
Reduced Glutathione 100 mg
Water, Lactoferrin, Oleic Acid, Phosphatidylcholine, Polysorbate 80, Glycerin, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Stevia, Natural Flavors
The problem with the majority of Glutathione supplements is that they are broken down during the digestion process and wasted completely before they can be absorbed. Bulletproof Upgraded Glutathione Force gets around this by adding something called Lactoferrin, said to protect the Glutathione molecule from the digestive process and allow it to be absorbed effectively. Working on much the same principle as Liposomal Glutathione supplements, however you get similar downfalls with this.
You must use this supplement within 6 months of the manufactured date in order to assure freshness. Because the Lactoferrin will break down the Glutathione molecule after this short amount of time. Making it a gamble whether you get a fresh batch, depending on how long it has been sitting on the shelf.
Aside from the freshness downfall, this Glutathione supplement seems to be effective. It does contain “Natural Flavors” which are always something to avoid, but aside from that it is a quality supplement. Lacking in any other nutrients to enhance Glutathione production and retention any further, but I will call it the best of the worst.
Reduced Glutathione 500 mg
Milk Thistle Extract 100 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 50 mg
Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Silica
NOW, we start running into big problems. 500 mg of Glutathione seems great! When it is almost entirely broken down in your gut before being absorbed and put to good use, it is a giant waste of money. You are essentially paying for the Milk Thistle Extract and Alpha Lipoic Acid (along with the huge amounts of filler.) A prime example of how off base some Glutathione supplements are, with no way for the Glutathione to be absorbed it is totally wasted and excreted from the body.
If you want really expensive urine then this is the way to go, but if you want serious health benefits look for Acetyl Glutathione or Liposomal Glutathione (assuming its fresh.)
100 Servings Taken 1-3 Times Daily
Ascorbic Acid 500 mg
Setria® L-Glutathione 50 mg
L-Cysteine Hydrochloride 200 mg
Microcrystalline Cellulose, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Silica, Medium Chain Triglycerides
Life Extension Review
Easily the most affordable among the top Glutathione supplements reviewed here. When you see that it only contains 50 mg of Glutathione, and that it is not Liposomal or Acetyl Glutathione it quickly turns into an $18 Vitamin C pill.
The one redeeming quality of this Life Extension Glutathione pill is that they don’t charge you an arm and a leg for the relatively useless Glutathione used. But considering you are mostly getting a 500 mg Vitamin C pill, it starts to look a lot more expensive pretty quickly.
Ray and Terry
60 Capsules – 2 to 8 Weeks
Acetyl Glutathione 100 mg
Ray and Terry Review
Finally a supplement that uses one of the most effective and bioavailable form of Glutathione; Acetyl Glutathione. Coming in at over $75 is no surprise, because in order to get this potent form of Glutathione it costs quite a bit more than the non-acetylated form. Well worth the money though.
The problem here is that you will need a myriad of Vitamins and nutritional supplements to go along with it. You need Vitamin C, N Acetylcysteine, R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, Milk Thistle and more in order to get the full benefit of the Acetyl Glutathione. So if you don’t mind taking a handful of pills daily this is a very viable option. Personally I prefer a well formulated total nutritional supplement that cuts the handful down to one or two capsules.
Acetyl L-Glutathione 100 mg
Microcrystalline Cellulose, Proprietary Fruit Acid, Rice Starch, Silica, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate
Much like Ray and Terry Acetyl Glutathione, this NutriCology uses the high quality form of Glutathione; Acetyl Glutathione. It is far too similar though, not providing any of the essential nutrients required to optimize the use and benefit of the Acetyl Glutathione.
The problem with this supplement over Ray and Terry’s is the number of filler ingredients used. With proprietary blends and things like rice starch, it starts to make this health supplement look far less healthy. Once again a decent option for those who don’t mind a handful of pills.
The Other Guys
Immunocal – Max GXL – Bulletproof – Adeeva – NOW Glutathione – Life Extension – NutriCology