Addressing the International Union of Nutritional Science conference in Grenada, Spain in September, researchers from KOHJIN Life Sciences and Kyoto Prefectural University presented a report of their laboratory and in vivo studies that demonstrated GSH’s ability to restore muscular energy through oral intake and absorption. The studies show that oral intake of GSH (KOHJIN Glutathione) resulted in a PGC-1 alpha expression in skeletal muscle, which can lead to acceleration of lipid utilization through activation of mitochondrial aerobic metabolism.
A wholly owned subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Corporation, KOHJIN Life Sciences derives its L-Glutathione through a signature process involving Torula yeast. Though GSH has a long history as a natural supplement to improve liver function and skin whitening, no significant increase of GSH has been detected in human blood after oral ingestion, leaving the benefits of GSH supplementation in question. By following the path of protein conjugates in blood serum, KOHJIN Life Science’s research was able to demonstrate conclusively its increased presence in human blood plasma following ingestion. For more information: www.kohjinls.com/en