The global glutathione market is projected to witness significant growth over the coming years owing to high product usage across various application avenues such as cosmetics, food, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical among many others.

Glutathione plays an important role as an antioxidant in the human body. It aids in detoxifying chemicals, some of which the human body creates naturally, while others that are ingested such as from drugs and pollutants. Glutathione comprises of mainly three amino acids namely cysteine, glycine, and glutamine. The level of glutathione in the body might be decreased by several factors including stress, environmental toxins, and poor nutrition.

Glutathione is known to protect the body against an range of health problems, including Parkinson’s disease, glaucoma, alcoholism, colitis, hepatitis, Lyme disease, liver disease, osteoarthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, high cholesterol, cataracts, diabetes, atherosclerosis, asthma, heart disease, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Additionally, glutathione is also known for its ability to reverse the aging process, preserve memory, and prevent cancer. People take glutathione mainly of two reasons; as a detoxification agent, and for its antioxidant power.

The global glutathione market is segmented in terms of product type, application, and regional landscape.

In terms of application, the overall glutathione market is classified into food, nutraceutical, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical. In 2020, valuation of the nutraceutical application segment for glutathione oxidized was estimated over $24.7 million and is likely to follow same kind of growth over the coming time period.

Researchers have found links between some diseases and low levels of glutathione. It is possible to surge glutathione levels through intravenous or oral supplementation. As per the researchers taking vitamin C supplements increased the levels of glutathione in white blood cells mainly in healthy adults. Having milk thistle supplements are another way to increase glutathione levels naturally.

Meanwhile, food application segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 6.4% over the forecast time period. For increasing the level of glutathione, it is usually advised to have selenium rich foods in diet. Selenium is an important mineral and a glutathione cofactor, meaning it’s an essential substance required for glutathione activity. Some of the best known sources of selenium are Brazil nuts, brown rice, cottage cheese, organ meats, fish, chicken, and beef.

From a regional frame of reference, Europe glutathione market is expected to reach a valuation of approximately $76.21 million by the end of the analysis time period/ The region is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 6.7% through the forthcoming time period.

Meanwhile, glutathione market in Middle East & Africa is likely to reach a valuation of around $11.40 million by the end of the analysis timeframe.