Glutathione Support With Deanna Minich

With a wide oeuvre of published articles, Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, IFM Certified Practitioner, has long been recognized for her scholarship in peer-reviewed journals. In her latest scholarly foray, Dr. Minich and her co-author Benjamin Brown dive into an overview of glutathione research.

The article, “A review of dietary (phyto)nutrients for glutathione support,” was published in the journal Nutrients on September 3, 2019 (view full text here).1 It covers a range of topics, including:

  • Glutathione’s effects on the pathophysiology of various diseases
  • Genetics and glutathione-related processes
  • Research on oral supplementation with glutathione and N-acetylcysteine (NAC)
  • Protein digestion, omega-3s, vitamin status, and glutathione levels
  • Dietary strategies to optimize glutathione status

The article concludes with a useful table for clinicians considering ways to increase glutathione levels in patients (Table 4: Summary of nutrients and foods for support of glutathione levels). This handy table contains supplements, foods, and vitamins that can help bolster glutathione levels when indicated.

Dr. Minich’s publications always contain valuable clinical pearls, particularly around nutrition. Interested in seeing Dr. Minich teach? She is a faculty member for IFM’s Biotransformation Advanced Practice Module (APM), available in-person and via live stream.


  1. Minich DM, Brown BI. A review of dietary (phyto)nutrients for glutathione support. Nutrients. 2019;11(9):E2073. doi:3390/nu11092073

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