Glutathione is a tripeptide that's made up of the following amino acids: cysteine, glycine and glutamic acid. It is able to maintain human's health and performance and resist disease by neutralising free radicals and keeping other antioxidants, including Vitamin C and E, in their active form. It also helps the liver to process toxins, helps with DNA and protein synthesis, and regulates both the nitric oxide cycle and the metabolism of iron. Glutathione helps to whiten the skin. Melanin is the pigment that gives our skin its color, produced by the activation of the enzyme Tyrosinase. GSH binds to Tyrosinase and helps prevent the enzymatic pathways from producing melanin. It can also give people with minor skin imperfections an overall better look by reducing the appearance of red spots and any rough patches that may exist. Many women use Glutathione exclusively to get smoother, more touchable skin. It may also have a beneficial effect for those that have cystic acne, acne-prone skin or even the occasional breakout.